While attempting to edit the Google Photos album on your Mac, an annoying message shows up. It bears the following description – Got old photos on your computer? Install the new desktop uploader to safely backup photos from the computer and storage cards. When you press the ‘No, thanks’ button the message gets removed only to reappear again. Try a simple trick to get rid of this major annoyance.
Clear ‘Got old photos on your computer’ popup from your Google Photos
The ‘Got old photos on your computer’ popup is a Google Photos message that prompts you to download something that you might not want. It also shows the ‘No Thanks’ button but, nothing happens when you click that. So to fix this quickly, do the following.
- On your Mac, launch the Chrome browser.
- Open Settings.
- Go to Privacy and security.
- Scroll down to Site Settings and select it.
- Choose Cookies and other site Data.
- Select the Block all cookies option.
- Close the browser.
- Relaunch Chrome
- Go back to the Settings > Privacy and Security.
- Choose Site Settings > Cookies and site data.
- Enable Allow all cookies.
The simplest method to go about is clearing your browser’s cache and cookies. But then, you’ll have to go through some tiresome process like re-authenticating your web-based accounts (email, bank accounts, social media, etc.), sending a code to your email or phone, and then sit around, wait for the code. Moreover, some websites may require you to authenticate the first several times you log in, despite checking the ‘remember me‘ button. Try this workaround instead!
How do I turn off Google photo suggestions?
Open your Google Chrome browser, choose ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’ (visible as 3 vertical dots) and select ‘Settings’.
Next, click the ‘Privacy and security‘ link under ‘Settings’.
Here, switch to the right panel and move to the Content section. Hit the side-arrow next to the ‘Cookies and other site data‘ entry. If you see Cookies are allowed text next to the entry, block it.
For this, check the ‘Block third-party cookies‘ option. The status will now change to ‘Blocked’.
Close the browser and then, relaunch it. Go back to the Settings > Privacy and Security > Site Settings > Cookies and other site data.
Here, enable the Allow all cookies again. Restart Chrome. Your problem should be solved.
Hope it makes sense!