How To Delete MacOS Sonoma Wallpapers

Are you looking to reclaim some disk space or simply refresh your Mac’s desktop aesthetic by removing the live wallpapers that came with macOS Sonoma?

With the latest operating system, Apple has introduced a range of beautiful live wallpapers that add a dynamic and visually appealing touch to your Mac experience.

However, there might come a time when you want to declutter your wallpaper collection or remove certain backgrounds that no longer suit your taste.

In this blog, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to delete macOS Sonoma’s live wallpapers on your Mac, ensuring that your desktop environment remains precisely as you prefer it.

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How To Delete MacOS Sonoma Wallpapers?

Steps To Delete MacOS Sonoma Wallpapers

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to delete macOS Sonoma wallpapers:

Step 1: Before making changes to the wallpaper files, ensure that the System Settings app is closed to prevent any conflicts.

Step 2: Open Finder, click on “Go” in the menu bar, then select “Go to Folder…” or press Shift + Command + G. Enter the path /Library/Application Support/ and press “Go” to access the folder where the dynamic wallpapers are stored.

Step 3: Locate the Wallpaper Movie Files In the folder, you will find multiple subfolders. Open these folders to locate the QuickTime movie files (.mov) that correspond to the dynamic wallpapers.

Step 4: If you want to make sure you’re deleting the correct wallpaper, you can open the .mov files in QuickTime Player. Select the file and press Space for a quick preview or open it in QuickTime Player to view details like encoding and resolution.

Step 5: Select the .mov files you wish to delete. You can select multiple files by holding down the Command key while clicking. After selecting, either drag the files to the Trash, right-click and choose “Move to Trash,” or press Command + Delete.

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Step 6: To permanently remove the wallpaper files, right-click the Trash icon in the Dock and select “Empty Trash,” or open the Trash and click the “Empty” button. Confirm the action to free up the storage space used by the wallpapers.