Delete media files from telegram on mac OS

MacOS Telegram app does not have the ability to delete the cached media files just by using a click. And also users don’t know that these files are in deep layers and usually don’t notice to them and face to the low hard disk capacity in MacOS.

  • First close your Telegram app then

Delete Telegram media files:

I: Manually:

A:

Or

B:

  • open Finder by ⌘+shift+G and then search ~/Library/Group Containers and press return (enter) to see the screen below.
  • Then find the directory *.keepcoder.Telegram and enter it.
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  • Then find the director of account-* which * is a unique id of the installed telegram app. Then enter it.
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You will see

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Go enter postbox directory. You will see media directory.

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Go inside media directory. You will see all media files there besides cache and short cache directory.

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Now you can delete all the media files, movies and images and also those file cached inside cache directory as well.

II: By a command:

In case the size of the media directory is not so much, it does not need any force (-f flag)

and delete files inside cache directory

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