since a couple of days the icloud drive seems to be "stuck". The symbol in the sidebar in finder doesn't go away (pie chart). It looks like it still sycning.
What can I do to find out at which files it is potentially stuck?
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See the answer here. Briefly, you can go to the Terminal and type:
killall bird cd ~/Library/Application\ Support rm -rf CloudDocs
Then immediately restart. For 300gb of files, I had to wait an hour for anything to show up in the iCloud folder, and 4 hours for the sync to finish.
I had same problem but found there was an old application buried w/in my Documents folder that was incompatible with Sierra (circle/slash through icon) so, for whatever reason, iCloud sync wouldn't move it. I "compressed" (read:
zip’d) the problem app and deleted the original and now everything is peachy.
I had this issue with iCloud Drive not syncing iBooks. I found that using the
touch command on the parent folder causes everything to be uploaded. Touch tells the OS that the files were modified, so it reuploads them. If you only have one or two files, just touch those.
Drag a file from that folder to the command line to see what the actual directory is.
Mine turned out to be
So I went to the parent directory, and "touched" the
cd /Users/username/Library/Mobile\ Documents/iCloud\~com\~apple\~iBooks/
Then, everything changed from "Waiting to Upload" to "Uploading".
'In System Preferences:iCloud:options, uncheck the app(s) that had the 'cloud' files; alternatively uncheck iCloud Drive (in which case, iCloud Drive will reinitialize with all apps checked)'
When I try this, it warns me that files will be deleted permanently. I can see no files in my Documents folder on the hard drive; and most on iCloud drive are missing