How to completely delete iCloud Photo Library and start over

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by santaliqueur, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Hi. I started an iCloud Photo Library, paid for 200GB space, and started to migrate all my stuff from Aperture. As I was importing into Photos, I encountered an error that Photos would not allow me to import anything, standard JPG files. After that error, I could import nothing. Frustrated. I loved mostly everything about this software, but it's just not ready.

    I'd like to delete everything and start over. I've deleted my Photos Library and created a new one, and turned off iCloud Photo Library in iCloud preferences. It tells me the photos will be deleted in 30 days. However, when I start my new Photos Library, it attempts to download the 30,000 photos I have deleted.

    I want to delete everything and start completely over. How do I do this?
  2. mpfuchs macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2014
    Is there away to delete all your deleted files like there is in iOS, so you don't have to wait the 30 days?

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