It’s best to manage your files using Mylio Photos, including adjusting storage settings on devices through the sync policy and deleting files and folders. However, sometimes, you might need to delete files directly from macOS Finder or Windows Explorer. When working in the file system, Safe Delete can help prevent accidental loss of important files.

If a file is deleted in your file system (i.e., macOS Finder or Windows Explorer), Mylio Photos+ can attempt to restore it from a Vault device. This setting can be customized for each device on your account individually.

Safe Delete has three options:

  • Restore deleted files (default) – If an original-quality version of the file is stored on another device, Mylio Photos will attempt to restore the file to the selected device.
  • Free up space on this device – The deleted file will not be restored to the selected device, but if an original-quality file is stored on another device, it will be preserved.
  • Delete from all devices – The deleted file will not be restored, and all versions of the file will be removed from all devices.

Modifying Safe Delete Settings

  1. Click the Dashboard icon  in the left sidebar.
  2. Select Devices, then choose a device.
  3. Scroll down to the Safe Delete section to modify how file deletions in the operating system are handled by Mylio Photos. Choose from:
    • Restore Deleted Files
    • Free up space on this device
    • Delete from all devices

Enabling Show File Changes
  1. Click the ellipsis icon in the top app bar to access the More menu and choose Settings.
  2. Select General then toggle the switch next to Show file changes to the ON position.


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