What is a .PHOTOLIBRARY File And How To Open It – Apple (Easy Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .photolibrary extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .photolibrary file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .PHOTOLIBRARY file?

The file extension .PHOTOLIBRARY is from iPhoto Photo Library.This file extension belongs to the developer Apple. The file is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .photolibrary file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PHOTOLIBRARY file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .PHOTOLIBRARY file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .PHOTOLIBRARY file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .photolibrary file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple Photos software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PHOTOLIBRARY file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple Photos software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .PHOTOLIBRARY file?

If you cannot open the .PHOTOLIBRARY file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .PHOTOLIBRARY file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .photoshow – Sonic Solutions, .photoslibrary – Apple, .php – PHP Source Code File, .php2 – PHP 2 Web Page, .php3 – PHP 3 Web Page. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PHOTOLIBRARY file with the Apple Photos program on Mac.