How to Delete Photo Library on Mac – How to Recover Recently Deleted Photos on Mac

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Tired of wasted storage on your Mac due to multiple migrated libraries? Here’s how to delete migrated photos library on mac and how to recover recently deleted photos on Mac.

Why do you need to delete Photo Library on Mac?

If you are using the new photos app instead of using the older iPhoto app, probably you’ll find multiple duplicate photo libraries stored on your hard drive. Removing the multiple photos library can help free up spaces in some cases. Although, this is not necessary because, deleting such library will not save much space as you think but if you want to keep Photos library clean and ditch, you can delete duplicate libraries by the method given below.

How to Delete Photo Library

Note: Before Deleting photos library on mac, make a backup of all your photos. Perhaps you will delete a photo that is important to you and you want it back. Therefore, I strongly recommend you to make a backup of all photos before deleting. You can save your old photo library on your Dropbox account.

Steps to delete photo library on Mac

Backed up your old iPhoto libraries? Now, you can proceed with the following method to delete your libraries.

Step 1: open a Finder window on your mac.

Step 2: click on Pictures (appeared the left navigation menu). Can’t find Pictures option? You can search for pictures folder using spotlight.

Here you’ll see two libraries, your old iPhoto Library, and your new Photos Library.

Step 4: Now you can move your iPhoto library to trash (you can empty it from trash if you want to permanently delete it).  

Hopefully, you have successfully deleted Photos library from Mac. Now, take a look at how to recover recently deleted photos on Mac.

How to Recover Recently Deleted Photos on Mac

How to Recover Recently Deleted Photos on Mac

Have you accidentally deleted a photo on Mac? Don’t worry, Mac gives you a 30-day Grace period to recover your deleted photos. If you want your deleted photo back within this 30-day Grace period, you can go to Recently Deleted Album and recover the photo. THow to Recover Recently Deleted Photos on Mac, follow the given method.

Step 1:  Open iPhoto and click on Trash (appeared in the sidebar)

Step 2: press and hold the control key and click on the Photo you want to recover from trash and choose the option Put Back.

Step 3: The file is now placed back in the original photo library. Click Photos (appeared in the sidebar), to view your recovered image.

Hopefully, you have understood the method of deleting photos library on mac and recovering recently deleted photos from mac. If you have any question regarding deleting and recovering deleted photos on Mac, please let us know in the comment below.

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