I’ve had all sorts of problems with my photo upload tool and now have a bunch of orphaned and one-picture photo albums on my Facebook account. How can I fix that or just delete the unwanted albums?
I know what you mean. I use Apple’s Aperture program to manage my admittedly rather enormous photo library and sometimes it has hiccup after hiccup uploading to Facebook and I end up with empty albums, albums that have a single photo in them, half-uploaded photos, all sorts of glitches. Annoying.
From what I can tell, you can’t delete an existing album from with Aperture, however, so when this happens, I end up with the same thing you’re talking about, some orphan albums that just need to be chopped out of my Facebook account so as to avoid any confusion from my friends and colleagues checking out my pics.
Fortunately it’s quite easy to do. Let me show you!
I’ll start out by showing you two photo albums on my Facebook profile, one that has all 13 pics I wanted to upload, the second only containing the first:
To delete the album with a single photo, I click on the name of the album (in this case “Westminster Mall Demolition”)…
See the little “Edit Album” link on the top right? That’s what you want to click on. When you do, it shows you a bit more:
I can rename my album, add a geographic location (fun to do with your other albums), add a description, etc. But that’s not what I want. I want to delete the album, so I’ll click on the “Delete Album” link on the bottom left…
Yup, that’s what I want to do. Another click, on the “Delete Album” button, and…
Voila! Done. Album vanished. Use discretion with this, by the way, because as far as I can tell, there’s no way to change your mind, recover deleted photos that were only in that album or restore an album you’ve deleted.