Here is how to fix the error: ‘The operation can’t be completed because an item with the name “Photos Library” already exists.’

This error appears when completing the action of copying or moving a file or folder to any destination. It explains that a file with the same name already exists in that destination folder. It may be a hidden file even if you have deleted it.

I suggest you follow the steps below to eliminate this error and problem.

Note: First things first, before moving forward backup your Mac with Time Machine

Step 01: Open Finder and go to the destination folder where you are copying files or folder

Step 02: Press ‘Shift + Command + .’ on your keyboard while finder is selected.

Step 03: Finder will show hidden files and folders across Mac

Step 04: Look for a hidden file named ‘Photos Library’ and delete it or move it to trash. And then empty the trash.

You are good to go, and you have just solved this problem…

I hope it helps.

Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

Published by Mandar Apte

Mandar is a Mumbai-based multi-disciplinary designer with UX/UI, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design expertise. He currently runs his Mudrkashar Linguistic Apple iPhone, iPad, and Mac app business in the heart of Mumbai city.

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