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can't delete "events from my mac" photos

2923 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 16, 2013 8:18 AM by James Thomson RSS
James Thomson Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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Nov 22, 2013 8:09 PM

Under the list of albums on my iPhone photos is something called Events with a subtitle "from my mac."  I am not able to delete this folder nor any of the photos in this folder.  I'm not sure how they got there or in this album configurartion, but sure would like to remove it from my iphone photos, but when I touch "edit" on the albums page, deleting this folder is not an option.  Nor are any of the photos in it available for the delete or trash option.  How do I get rid of these photos??

  • Michael Riordan Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 16, 2013 7:06 AM (in response to James Thomson)

    I had the same problem.  In my case, the original event had been deleted from iPhoto on my Macbook Pro.

     

    My solution:

     

    1.  I physically attached my iPad to my Macbook Pro.

    2.  In iPhoto, I selected one photograph and made it into a new event using the exact title of the event on the iPad.

    3.  I switched to the iTunes application on my Macbook Pro.  Under Photos I selected the check boxes to sync photos on the laptop with the iPad, to sync selected photos and under Events, I selected the new event I just created.  I applied the changes and performed a sync.  At this point, the event on the iPad went from having over 300 photos to just one.

    4.  Back on the Macbook Pro, under iTunes, I deselcted the box that would sync the iPad with any photos on the laptop.  I was prompted whether I wanted to remove the previously synced photos and I indicated I did.  I ran another sync and the event was now completely gone from my iPad.

     

    Hope this works for you too.

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