How to Delete a Photos App Album Folder on Mac

You can delete Photos app folders on a Mac if you don't need them anymore; here's how.

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If you don’t need one or more of your folders in the Photos app, you can delete them on your Mac. This will remove the folder and the albums inside it, but keep all the pictures and videos inside those albums in your Photo Library. Here's how.

Related: How to Delete Photo Albums from Your iPhone

How Deleting Album Folders on Mac Helps You 

  • This tip will help you organize your photos on your Mac by getting rid of folders you no longer need. 
  • Keep all your photos but get rid of the folder and albums inside, so you can reorganize them.

How to Delete Album Folders on Mac

Here's how to keep your photos organized on your Mac by deleting album folders you don't need in the Photos app.

  1. Open the Photos app on your Mac and click My Albums or the arrow next to My Albums in the sidebar.

    click my albums
  2. Control-click the folder you want to delete, then click Delete Folder.

    click delete folder
  3. Click Delete to confirm. 
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Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

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