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Question: What will happen to my shared albums if I delete Photos from my Mac?

What will happen to my shared albums if I delete Photos from my Mac?

Is there any way to preserve all of my shared albums if I decide to completely delete the Apple Photos program from my Mac?

If I delete a shared album from my mac how do I ensure it is still preserved on iCloud.com, my iPhone and subscriber's iPhones?

Thank you!!!!

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Feb 27, 2018 10:10 AM in response to lynxicon In response to lynxicon

1 - you can not delete the Photos Application for your Mac, it is a protected part of the OS and if you hack things to do it you are likely to cause major OS issues


2 - Deleting the Photos library will not delete the shared albums from other places


LN

Feb 27, 2018 10:10 AM

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Feb 27, 2018 11:49 AM in response to LarryHN In response to LarryHN

Thanks, Larry!


You are right, I meant delete the entire photo library as opposed to the program.

Does it matter that I am the owner of the shared album and the original source of the pictures in a particular shared album was from the Mac (as opposed to the iPhone)? Also FYI I do not have iCloud photo library enabled on my Mac (I do have it enabled on my iPhone) if that matters.

Another question - I just noticed that I have some specific photos in a shared album (which I own) that were deleted from my iPhone and Mac, however, the photos are still in that shared album (proves your point)! Since I cannot see those photos on iCloud.com, where are those photos being stored?

Feb 27, 2018 11:49 AM

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Feb 27, 2018 11:52 AM in response to lynxicon In response to lynxicon

Your shared albums are not in Cloud.com/Photos and you can not view them on iCloud.com - like MyPhotoStream it is a different service than iCloud Photo Library and does not have an iCloud.com photos viewer like iCloud Photo Library does


LN

Feb 27, 2018 11:52 AM

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