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How to Retrieve Your Old Photos in the New Myspace

How to Retrieve Your Old Photos in the New Myspace

When the “New Myspace” launched in 2013, some users logged for the first time in years in hopes of seeing their old Myspace data – only to find their beloved (or ignored) profile had been wiped clean, with the exception of a single profile picture. Though it hasn’t yet been announced that you’ll ever be able to see old Myspace messages you can at least get back your old photos and blog posts.

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Note: It has been announced that old blogs will be available for download beginning in September 2013. Please see Myspace to Make Old Blogs Available for Download for more information.

To retreive your old Myspace photos, be sure that you are logged in to the new Myspace first. Then go to https://myspace.com/settings/classicimport. Here you’ll be given the option to import your old photos.

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The link will take you to a page with the following text:

Moving classic Myspace photos to your new Myspace profile is simple and easy. Each photo album is brought over as a mix. Once they’ve transferred, only you will be able to see them so you can take time to go through your photos before sharing them with connections.

*You can only do this once. So make it count.

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By clicking on the “Transfer Photo Albums” button below, you agree that your transferred content will be governed by the new Myspace TOU and Privacy Policy. Please check them out before you click.

If you aren’t able to log into your old profile, perhaps because you can’t access your old email any longer, see this this post about account recovery.

Where do I find my old Myspace photos after I’ve imported them?

Originally, photos only appeared in your mixes, but Myspace has since changed this. They now appear under Library>Photos.  appear in your Photostream. You can find this link right under your profile picture.

It should be noted that while you can retrieve your old photos, old comments on these photos are all gone.

How do I make my old Myspace photos public?

You have to click on the specific “mix” (aka “Album”) first before you can make it public. After you’ve clicked it, there will be a lock with a drop-down box which will allow you to make the album public.

Go into the "mix" you want to make public and choose the lock drop-down.

Go into the “mix” you want to make public and choose the lock drop-down.

Bottom Line

It still isn’t clear if the new Myspace will ever bring back old blog posts, messages, or other data, but the ability to retrieve your old Myspace pictures is perhaps of some consolation to those who thought they were lost.

What do you think of the new Myspace?

Also see: Myspace to Make Old Blogs Available for Download

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239 Comments

  1. Donna Davis

    March 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Find my space

  2. Kitty Crist

    February 11, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    This is Bull! I just now came back to Myspace just to realize everything is gone! All My Family Pics from the time my kids were babies until now and all our family vacations and here I was thinking they were stored safely and when I go to view classic photos or log into account it tells me my email ain’t right or my user name ain’t right. When I go to look through profiles mine is nowhere it’s like they deleted my whole profile not just my pics I can’t recover nothing. Omgosh everyone should get together and file a big lawsuit and make them restore everything back. Wtf is wrong with Myspace they freakin suck now.

  3. jessie

    January 19, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    haha new myspace is and always will be a complete flop- they have pissed off all their previous users, and who is going to go back to myspace now?

  4. John Baker

    October 24, 2014 at 4:10 am

    So who’s clueless enough to delete a photo from their hard drive after they upload it?

  5. Waffles At Noon

    September 16, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Well, Myspace is a music site, so you could certainly find music on there. As far as indie and unsigned bands, it doesn’t look like those transferred to the new site.

  6. Willful

    August 28, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I want all my content> MySpace should be ashamed. I hope the new Myspace music site is a big flop. This is a rotten way to treat your user base.

  7. richard

    August 19, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I hate the new myspace and can’t register with the new one !
    I want my old myspace back new myspace is sh(one)t it’s SH(one)T !!

  8. Jessica

    August 10, 2014 at 9:21 am

    I got the message, “Every photo that we had available has been moved over. If you’re missing photos, that means they were deleted before we made the transfer.

    If you see the option to Transfer Photo Albums, you’re photos have not been transferred.”

    WHICH MEANS I CAN’T GET THEM BACK BECAUSE THEY DELETED MINE BEFORE TRANSFERRING. WHY CAN THEY DELETE SOME PEOPLES BEFORE TRANSFERRING BUT NOT EVERYONE’S? THIS IS COMPLETE BS. ALL MY MEMORIES= GONE.

  9. Tiffani

    July 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    My beloved lover died August 22,2012 ,I would go on myspace and reminisce. His pictures is all that I had left of him and Myspace took it all away I feel like that is very cruel and inconsiderate ,

    I would look at old messages between me and him and now they are all gone just like him ….. rip Dionte Jerrel Lewis I love you!
    forever in my heart

    • Irritated

      March 27, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Yeah I was also trying to see messages and hear music from my brother who passed wTF … Luckily he made albums we can hear now but there was unreleased songs we needed…..MySpace needs to be sued.

      I’m sorry about your situation it’s really sad what they did

  10. jersey

    May 25, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    they could have at least let you access albums of your photos… what a pia to go picture by picture!! I had just shy of a 1000 pictures.. wow…. even a download option of all pictures as a one time option would have been nice!! Myspace your over.

  11. Justine

    May 1, 2014 at 9:53 am

    I went to transfer photos from my old account and it says that it’s already linked to the new one. When I look under the library they are not there! WTF!

  12. linda craig

    April 14, 2014 at 12:49 am

    We liked the old pictures and watching the old videos!!

  13. cheryl

    March 20, 2014 at 8:49 am

    so i have done everything this has told me to do and i still do not have my pictures. these pictures are actually very important to me since they are some of the last pictures i have of my mom before she died…..help!!!!!

  14. Ale

    March 12, 2014 at 11:59 am

    WTF. I hate the new myspace. It didnt transfer any of my photos over. Why does it say you can only do this once. Make it count. ITs their fault that I dont have my pictures and they want me to make it count. They need to get off their lazy ass and find a way to get everyones photos back. What they did to us, is totally rude!

  15. Becky Maybie

    March 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    This BS don’t work to retrieve your photos.. So disgusted!

  16. elizabeth cordova

    February 24, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    I will like to get my picture back… thought this was a good place to save them…. so many pictures afdand memories

  17. Cheryl Kramer

    February 17, 2014 at 4:13 am

    I need to get in my old my space

  18. Brandi

    February 16, 2014 at 6:19 am

    I hate the new myspace, I need help! I have tried the link to transfer my pictures and it does not work for me. I have hundreds of irreplaceable pictures on there. PLEASE HELP ME!!

  19. Sammanthaa87

    February 15, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I copied and pasted the website you have listed and I clicked on the blue button to transfer photos and it turned to unclickable faded button that says “Your Photos Are Transferring” but nothing is happening? I opened a new window tab and looked under the photos tab under the library selection but the only picture that shows up is my profile photo. Does it normally take this long for photos to transfer and do I need to leave the tab open with the computer active in order for it to complete this process? I had hundreds of photos that I cannot retrieve any other way and they were pictures of my daughter when she was born, her first birthday, me and my fiance when we were highschool sweethearts, etc. Needless to say I am extremely aggrivated that Myspace was able to delete these pictures in the first place, but I need this to work due to the importance of the nature of the pictures!! PLEASE HELP!

  20. Rita Copeland

    February 13, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    It says that my pics have been transferred to another account. I never did this before. how do i get my pics??

  21. Dana

    February 10, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I went to try and transfer pics from old myspace and it was saying they were being transfered already. I hadnt even begun to do didnt click on it to begin so how am i going to get my pictures back.

  22. bonnie

    February 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    X( I hate the new my space it sucks.. I wish I could view old pictures I follow every instruction. Took me 6 months to finally have access to my page. They need to fix this site. I think for now on I’ll have to invest money into a camrea so they won’t ever get lost or deleted. Like all these sites do an memory chips

  23. Kimberly Martin

    January 23, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I do not see the Transfer Photo Albums button.. I did what you said and typed https://myspace.com/settings/classicimport and it pulls up the mixed albums but cannot find the transfer photo album button. I pray to god you respond back I have so many pics on myspace saved that I want back. please help!!

    • waffles

      January 24, 2014 at 6:53 am

      It’s possible they have changed this feature slightly since we posted this article. We will try to find out if anything has changed. Please inform us of any updates.

  24. ben

    January 20, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I hate new my space

  25. Valene

    January 20, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I clicked the transfer albums n it just keeps saying processing request. The only reason I kept my myspace is cuz of my pictures. I NEED thm back!!!!!

  26. Jenna

    January 9, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I’ve done everything possible to retrieve my old photos and they still haven’t appeared.

  27. Chocolate Chants

    January 6, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    As I stated before where can I find my pics on this new MySpace? Please help me, reply back….. Thank You!!!!

  28. Chocolate Chants

    January 4, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Could it be true that my pics could have been deleted? Smh please reply back. Thank you!!!!!!!!

    • waffles

      January 5, 2014 at 5:49 am

      Myspace has said that old data is still on their servers, so you should be able to get them back. Their process, however, has proven buggy to some users.

  29. erica dubois

    December 22, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I started my myspace account in 2006. Its been about a year since I’ve logged in. I tried to rejoin and can’t with the same email address. Because its already used bit I can’t open it. I’ve tried changing passwords. Not working. I absolutely can’t get in. I don’t care about amything on it except my sons baby pictures. Please help.

  30. Kaylee

    December 22, 2013 at 11:49 am

    So I have been trying to get my old myspace pics for awhile now. Everytime click on transfer pics it takes me to login so I do so but it never does anything after I hit sign in at all… Pretty annoying! Anyone else have this problem?

  31. Yewsten

    December 17, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Why did you delete the original when you uploaded it to Myspace?

    • Tiffani

      July 28, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      Im pretty sure it got lost in the shuffle of changing laptops and computers over the years ! it does not justify the fact that myspace should have never deleted every profiles data that was very inconsiderate of myspace!! @Yewsten

  32. Amber

    December 5, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I’m so disgusted with this new myspace.. I’m having the same prob everyone else is not getting all my pics.. It can’t be all of us doing it wrong it’s the stupid site.. Can’t believe they would delete all my pics.. There was pics of my daughter I haven’t seen in forever.. Very upset soo does people really use myspace anymore?? I hope not bc it’s stupid

  33. Justice Haven

    December 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Ok so i did what it said up until it say’s “transfer to myspace” and when i click the button it say’s, “This old myspace account is already connected the a MySpace account!” But I haven’t connected it to any account before… Can anyone help me please :( I REALLY HATE THE NEW MYSPACE!!!!

  34. Amber

    November 22, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I can’t get into my old myspace! It takes me to page that shows me as my MIDDLE name and I have NEVER gone by that. None of my pictures are there. I can go see my old profile….like there is a profile pic but this new page has nothing on it AND not pics…it says they have been transferred but then it says I have no pictures! All of my kids pictures are on here and ONLY here.

  35. Patty flores

    November 21, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I tried to use the transfer button to transfer all my old photos from the classic myspace and it asked me to sign in and when I did it didn’t do anything!! How do I retrieve all my old pics from myspace!!

  36. Samantha

    November 5, 2013 at 9:01 am

    How do you delete old myspace photos that got transferred?

    • waffles

      November 6, 2013 at 6:36 am

      When viewing your photos, mouse over the circle at the upper right and select “delete.”

  37. Bb

    November 5, 2013 at 12:17 am

    I tried to log in but it says that it doesn’t recognize that email ???

  38. Carla

    November 3, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I tried this and it says that my photos have already been transferred. Yet when I go to look at them, none of my photos are there. Is there another way to retrieve them?

    • waffles

      November 4, 2013 at 7:11 am

      That is the only way that we have seen. There may be a delay for some people. Some have also suggested logging out and logging back in.

  39. Jasmine

    October 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I tried this and it says my photos were already transferred. I definitely did not do this! The new Myspace is aweful. Not cool at all…

    • Charissa

      January 3, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      the transfer option isn’t showing up for me either. where did you find the link?

  40. Danielle

    October 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Is it possible I’m not doing it right? When I first logged in it didn’t give me the option to transfer pics, I had to look up the link.

  41. Danielle

    October 25, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I tried & it just says “your request is processing” it’s been like this for days! Does it usually take this long?

    • waffles

      October 25, 2013 at 8:18 am

      It has, but not usually. You may want to try logging out and logging back in, as some have said the photos appear after doing that.

  42. sharon

    October 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    how do I do this?? I really want my memories back… how did u do it??

    • waffles

      October 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      The instructions above are how we got them back.

    • Jessica

      August 10, 2014 at 9:23 am

      It doesn’t work for everyone apparently. I tried the instructions above and got a message that “if you see transfer photos, you can get them. if you don’t see this option, we deleted them before we transferred to new myspace”. so obviously they only deleted some peoples memories but not everyones. i’m livid.

  43. DJB2000

    October 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks my friend. I now have all my photos back thanks to your directions. Myspace still sucks but at least I have all my artwork (which I collated there back in the day) returned.
    I feel dreadful for those who lost important stuff.
    Thanks again, you’re a star.

    • waffles

      October 13, 2013 at 6:20 am

      So glad we were of help!

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