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Inaccessible account, intimate family photos are public, I feel helpless

Wazankash says:

I had made an account in 2014 and made the horrible mistake of uploading around 100 pictures of me and my family and now they're all over google images and the link comes on top of search results, and now my family stumbled upon this link and they are furious at me for making this mistake of uploading so many intimate family photos that are open for all public to see

I don't remember the email on which this account is registered, I don't know what to do, I've tried contacting Flickr support team on Sunday, no response yet. I have again sent a report right now, hoping to hear from them within the next 48 hours. If they don't respond, I don't know what I'll do. I feel helpless, a cousin of mine stumbled upon this link and told my uncle that his baby daughter's pictures are on Google images, and he is angry at me for humiliating his family.

I requested the Flickr team to make them all private, I don't need access to that account, I'm just asking them to make these photos hidden from public, so that people can't see any photos when they open the link to that inaccessible profile of mine.

What are the chances of me convincing the Flickr team to make them all private? I mean, that account hasn't been logged in for years, surely there's some way for me to convince them that it is indeed my account. I'm not even requesting access to that account, I just need them to make all the images private, otherwise my family won't ever forgive me.
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ernstkers says:

Wazankash:

I've tried contacting Flickr support team on Sunday, no response yet.

It's now Tuesday, less than two days later. I understand you feel horrified, but you made the mistake, you didn't care about it for many years and now you expect that others are acting immediately on your first finger snap. Sorry, but free accounts are not prioritised by support, so you'll be in the queue and have to wait for your turn.

Wazankash:
surely there's some way for me to convince them that it is indeed my account.

If you can convince Flickr it's your account, then they will give access to the account to you.
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Wazankash says:

ernstkers:

I can wait for their response, it's not extremely urgent, I know I'm responsible for this predicament, I feel the guilt. It's just, when should I expect a reply from the Flickr team, within 2 business days?
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katie_ko says:

Wazankash:

Sending over an email to see what I can do to help!
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Viejito says:

Wazankash:

Even if they are made private, they will not immediately disappear from Google images.
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Wazankash says:

katie_ko:

Thank you so much for helping me out, I'll be forever grateful, my problem has been solved.
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