Now, if you were regularly trawling through your photos of old exes while dating your current partner and wistfully thinking back to those days, that might be a different matter.
If this is too divergant from the OP, I can save it for another time I'm gonna delete my photos from my vacation because my ex is in them? That said, how is keeping a private computer account different than having a locked office in the house?
I've been using computers forever, and I've always made my own account as a matter of practice, while my girlfriend or other housemates always get their own too. Click to expand. Once you break-up with someone you should never ever keep those pictures. While physical images are vulnerable to fire, water damage, and sheer negligence, a sense of security comes with being able to protect something tangible, which can be tough to replicate with digital photos.
As for this: Should I move them off of my day-to-day mac and onto an external drive and then down into the basement?
She thought it was sad I threw them away.
And I would have been horrified if he'd deleted them on my behalf. About thirty minutes later, he was at my door with my ice cream.