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Old 14-05-18, 18:04
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Default How do I delete Google Photos Archive please?

My Google Dashboard states that I have 86 albums with 119 photos.

Google Photos is actually completely empty as I stopped using it years ago - it even says the archive is empty.

An answer in Photos help directed me to https://get.google.com/album archive.

There are 86 albums in there but 75 of them are empty and there are actually only 19 photos in 11 albums.

The problem is I am unable to move, bin or delete any photos or albums, nothing works.

I am annoyed that Google insists on keeping my stuff.

I want to get rid of the whole caboodle but have no idea how and the help forum has stopped helping!

Anybody have any ideas please?
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Old 14-05-18, 18:16
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Default Re: How do I delete Google Photos Archive please?

If you open an album, if it is empty it will say so. To delete the album, click on the 3 dots in the top right corner, which is More Options. One of the Options is Delete Album.
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Old 15-05-18, 18:28
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Default Re: How do I delete Google Photos Archive please?

Thanks Roy - how I wish it was that simple.

Well I at least managed to delete 60-odd empty albums.

But it will not delete the remaining 23, even those that archive "thinks" have photos in but that Photos says are empty !

"Remove from album" doesn't work and "Send to bin" says it has done but they just keep coming back !

Dashboard still thinks I have 119 photos when there are only 19 !

The fact that Google is keeping my stuff when I don't want it to is in contradiction of our new EU privacy rules so I will be sending a complaint to the UK Information Commissioner's Office.
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Old 15-05-18, 22:03
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Default Re: How do I delete Google Photos Archive please?

I've just tried it again, but Google seems to have updated itself to version 66, and what I said above is no longer there!
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Old 16-05-18, 17:57
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Default Re: How do I delete Google Photos Archive please?

Yeah well, it's a load of rubbish IMHO.

Thanks for trying.
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