MacBook :: Deleting Files Does Not Clear Disc Space

Dec 10, 2014

Early 2011 Mac book pro running 10.9.4. Deleting iPhoto files does not create additional space.  iPhoto is about 160gb, iTunes which I use for viewing slideshows remotely is about 135gb. 

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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I am using Itunes Match as my music collection is bigger than my Macs memory. I downloaded tunes from the Cloud so I could put them on my old style Ipod, but now I need to delete them from Mac so the drive is free. If I delete them how do I recover them from the Cloud to my libary?

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As you can imagine having everything duplicated has taxed my disk space to the point where I have less than 2GB left and can't update the software for apple.

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I tought I may as well put them on to my iPhone, so I re-encoded them into MP4 (7x500MB), then copied them into iTunes (again 7x500MB).

I reaslied today that I forgot to turn off Time-machine when I was doing all this and my backup grew by 60 GB!!

MY QUESTION IS:

If I go into Time-machine and track down these video files and "deleate all instances" of them, will it free up the 60 GB on my external drive for Time-machine to be able to back upu more vital stuff?

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I appreciate one can always use the free space eraser within disc utility to "mop up" but I'm still interested about individual file deleting.

(Btw, this is my first post and as a courtesy, I did search the forums for this topic but didn't find anything. If I missed something in my search and this has already been answered, apologies!)

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I'm currently using the bundled Memeo Backup software. It works okay except it doesn't have any way to delete old files from the backup and is rapidly consuming space on the NAS.

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I am deleting large amounts of files / directories with 10s of GB of disk usage from my internal hard disk.Then I empty the trash.But I don't get more free space on my hard disk!I am not using File Vault.(I also believe that my file system is not corrupt.)This is quite annoying, since I am still unable to copy stuff on my internal hard disk, but given the amount of files I have just deleted, I should be able to do so.

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