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iCloud is a type of cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc.

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What iCloud for windows is doing in the background - it takes 25% cpu capacity by average | and how to solve it

I am using a surface book, and take the document fold synchronized with iCloud. So I have installed the iCloud for windows since I transferred from MacBook to surface pro/surface book (I have both). ...
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Never evict a folder in iCloud Drive, even if Optimise Mac Storage option is enabled

I have the ‘optimise Mac storage’ enabled on my Mac, but I want certain folders to always remain on the local drive as well. Similarly to .nosync and folderName.nosync approach when you don’t want to ...
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Folder sharing disabled in macOS Catalina (10.15.3) and iOS/MacOS devices

In MacOS Catalina they supposedly added the feature to be able to share folders in iCloud Drive like you do with files (see link below). However, on all my Apple devices/computer it is either missing ...
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Window freezes on opening cloud files

I am running OneDrive on my computer, and for some reason, whenever I try to open a file on iCloud Drive or OneDrive (either personal or business) using file explorer on my computer, the window will ...
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Why am I unable to install iCloud from MS store on windows 10?

I am trying to install iCloud for windows 10 from Microsoft App Store but it is not installing. When I click on the "Get" button of the iCloud on the Microsoft store page it changes color from blue to ...
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toggle iCloud preferences from terminal or applescript

I'm looking for a script to toggle iCloud preferences in system preferences. I need to automatically uncheck all the voices (Photos, Mail, Contacts, etc) leaving only iCloud Drive and Find My Mac. ...
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Migration of email between iCloud and Thunderbird?

History: I have an email address on a domain that has limited SPAM and AV filtering. Thunderbird is installed on a Macintosh as my email client on which has over 275 folders and filters for the Inbox. ...
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Using iCloud Local Drive for Installation

Is there a way that you can use the iCloud space on the hard drive for an installation? I am installing programming which is asking me for space it only needs temporarily. Ia there a way I can use ...
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Migrate Data from Ondedrive to iCloud Photos

My OneDrive contains pretty much all of my files, photos and videos (~60+ gb). I have a mac and an iPhone and I finally want to sync up everything all in iCloud. I've already upgraded my iCloud so it ...
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macOS Catalina automount (net drives) broken

I'm currently running a beta of Catalina on a macbook. Which by the way if you intend to try, save yourself lots of pain and wait for official release, it's as buggy as can be. Security and permission ...
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How to move files from iCloud to Google Drive efficiently? [closed]

I currently store my desktop and documents on my Mac using iCloud. I want to only keep my desktop in the cloud, and I know there is no way to do that using iCloud, so I want to make the switch to ...
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In Apple iCloud terminology, what are “graveyard”, “tombstone”, “quarantine”, and “namespace”?

My Mac (MacOS Catalina 10.15 Beta) fails to download files from iCloud. Tried rm -rf everything related to iCloud, reboot, but it still gets stuck in the middle of download. Since brute force does ...
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Photos and iCloud

I use an iMac with a 121 Gb SSD drive that is my system disk, and a larger conventional drive (3 Tb). To regain space on my C-drive C:/, I moved the Photo library to the D-drive D:/ and designated it ...
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Export iCloud Keychain passwords to a file

I want to export every password and the website it belongs to from the iCloud section of Keychain on the Mac OS to a text file or spreadsheet. How do I do this?
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Moving iCloud Drive on Windows to a custom location breaks upload

I tried moving the iCloud Drive folder on Windows 10 to a custom location using mklink /J as described in Is there a way to change folder for iCloud Drive?. Using this workaround, all iCloud Drive ...
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How to Upload Folders of Photos to Albums on iCloud?

I'm trying to determine the best way to migrate multiple folders of photos on Windows 10 to iCloud. Currently, I'm copying each folder of photos to the iCloud Photos\Uploads folder, which ...
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QUAST and iCloud with spaces in Mobile Documents path

I am using quast to analyze some assemblies. My issue stems more from iCloud than it does quast. When giving quast inputs, it will not accepts spaces in the path. I have my data synced with iCloud, ...
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iCloud photos stuck uploading and not syncing on Mac (Mojave)

My Photos application on MacBook Air (Mojave) has been stuck uploading 157 items since January. Nothing since then has been downloaded either. The upload progress bar shows zero progress. I've paused ...
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Timezone issue importing ICS file into Outlook

When a meeting invitation is generated in iCloud Calendar and sent to me, I have to import the .ics file into Outlook 2016. When I do so, it imports 1 hour off. iCloud timezone is set to 'United ...
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All Document/ content moved to iCloud Drive folder

My parents called me twice this year because of all their documents were gone. After inspecting their iMac (osx 10.13), it appeared the whole content of Documents/ directory did move to iCloud Drive ...
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Is it possible to change the default iCloud Drive location on macOS from the user’s Library directory to an external drive?

I assume that, since it's all encrypted, they won't allow it. My startup drive is minimal and soldered, so I'd like to move it so I can keep a full downloaded copy of my iCloud Drive (that gets backed ...
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Windows 10 Calendar app not syncing properly with iCloud Calendar

I tried using the Windows 10 Calendar app but while I can edit events fine, when I delete them on the Win10 Calendar app they do not delete in iCal and eventually reappear in the Win10 Cal. The ...
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Why is the Wifi symbol gone?

Yesterday, I installed iCloud on my Toshiba Satellite laptop. The wifi was connected at the time of installation, and the system prompted to reboot the device to finish installing iCloud. When ...
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Add iCloud to Windows 10 Explorer sidebar / navigation pane

I would like to add an iCloud link to my Windows 10 sidebar / navigation pane. Normally, when you install iCloud for Windows it will add iCloud to the "Quick Access" submenu. I would like to add ...
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Turn off text replacement on macOS

I use text replacement and my iPhone and these are syncing to my Mac via iCloud. But I don't want to use them on my Mac because I use TextExpander. How can I prevent the text replacement on my Mac but ...
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why does my iCloud Drive tries to upload gigabytes of data daily?

Is there a way put iCloud Drive in verbose mode? Right now my iCloud Drive wants to download 100 GB and upload 10 GB and I have literally no idea what it is doing.... Apple magic...
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Can't sync iCloud mail

I'm trying to set the Mail app to sync my iCloud email but it won't. I am using an app-specific password. My iCloud account's calendar and contacts have been successfully connected and synced but only ...
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Is it possible to stop iCloud Drive sync on macOS High Sierra (10.13) over a cellular connection?

I don't know why but my iCloud drive sync always has gigabytes to transfer. It doesn't really matter for me unless I'm using my iPhone's 4G connection. I need a way to stop iCloud Drive sync when ...
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Unable to send iMessages after iCloud login (very strange)

I'm unable to send iMessages from any Mac where I have also signed into iCloud. If I create a new account and do NOT sign in to iCloud, I can sign into iMessages and they will send and receive. If I ...
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iCloud photos take up less space in the cloud than locally?

So I decided to put my pretty big photo library on iCloud. I did this using the Photos app for macOS. After a few days, all of them seem to have successfully uploaded. There are about 70,000 pictures ...
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iCloud Drive on MacOS - files without extensions don't open

Trying to help my father-in-law with a weird one: all of a sudden a large percentage (maybe 20%) of his iCloud Drive docs on his very new MacBook Pro will not open. I've looked at it and the ...
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Can't setup iCloud account in the People app

I am trying to add my iCloud account to the People app in Windows 10 (Fall Creator's Edition). My steps: I start the People app and click Add Accounts. I select iCloud from the list. For email ...
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iCloud Mail Folders Not Showing on Outlook on Windows

Why aren't my iCloud folders aren't showing on Outlook?
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Import csv file into keychain?

I changed from Chrome to Safari. My passwords are all in chrome. In the latest Chrome Canary version, there's an option to export saved passwords into a csv file. But how can I import this file into ...
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Possible to designate which Mac / iDevice pops up PIN for software updates

Can I set iCloud to popup a single sysadmin's Mac when an iCloud-enabled device performs a software update? Or disable that popup? My office has multiple Macs and iOS devices, loaded with the same ...
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Calendar event times a mess when in travel

how to make the calendar times to work worldwide? I use Calendar on all my devices but when I travel the times turns to a mess. For example, a flight from A to B is always set as the local time of ...
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Prevent iCloud Photos Folder Being Auto-Created?

I have iCloud for Windows v7.0.1.210 on Windows 10 version 1703. I only enabled iCloud Drive and web bookmark sync features. But somehow the iCloud Photos folder is created automatically every time I ...
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Is there a CLI to list or download documents not locally cached in iCloud drive?

I have a symbolic link of ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs in my home directory. My iCloud Drive is larger than my Mac's SSD, so I can only have some files downloaded locally at anytime....
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What is process sleeping state on macOS?

I'm just in the process of sending my photo library (60GB) to iCloud and I noticed that the cloudd process, which is responsible for the transfer, sometimes has the status of sleeping and the transfer ...
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Is it possible to control which calendars Outlook uses to share free/busy time?

I have an Exchange account with my company, and I'm using the iCloud add-in. I have chosen to share my free/busy time with my co-workers, and have opted to share the name of the appointment as well, ...
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Is it possible to tell iCloud Drive to ignore certain files and certain patterns?

I want some sort of a .gitignore equivalent to iCloud Drive, where I can tell it to ignore certain files and patterns like node_modules or some large_document.pdf that I don't necessarily want to sync....
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iCloud-enabled Mac app is unable to connect to CloudKit server

I'm developing a macOS app using Apple's CloudKit technology and have received an error report from one particular user who is unable to synchronize data with Apple's iCloud server because of a "...
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Large files split when uploaded to cloud (B2 Backblaze)

I'm uploading some ISO files which I made from DVDs to B2 Backblaze cloud. But I see they split there: There are also some 0 bytes size files, which seems strange. How can this be explained? I'm ...
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Can't connect to Icloud-Mailserver via Thunderbird

Before today I could connect to the iCloud-Mailserver with the following settings: type: IMAP server: imap.mail.me.com username: <my-mail>@me.com port: 993 security: SSL/TLS However now the ...
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iCloud Drive keeps writing to hard drive

I have iCloud Drive installed on a Windows 10 machine since 6 month or so. A few days ago, when the computer became slow, I discovered that iCloud Drive makes write accesses to my hard drive with 2-...
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Cannot download correct version of Windows Media Feature Pack (iCloud/ Outlook syncing issue)

I'm having a problem syncing my iCloud with my Outlook mailbox. My calendar, contacts and tasks have disappeared. I understand this is probably the result of some sort of compatibility issue with ...
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I have to write apple ID every time when turn on my mac

When I restart my Mac every time i have to add Apple ID to iCloud (It happened after update to macOS Sierra). A fullscreen window and after typing Apple ID are terms and conditions. And another ...
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Cloud solution that doesn't take up disk space [duplicate]

I'm on a macbook running macOS Sierra with a hard drive capacity of 256gb and I'm running out of storage. I bought iCloud storage thinking that this would free up some disk space, but soon discovered ...
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How to mark folders or files so that macOS Sierra doesn't copy to iCloud

I recently installed macOS Sierra and accepted the default option to store documents to iCloud. It seemed like a nice convenience; however, I very quickly realized that it does not work well for ...
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How to disable iCloud Drive on Windows 10

In this question: Is there a way to change folder for iCloud Drive? a caveat was listed that in Windows 10, iCloud must be disabled. However, the options to disable iCloud are no longer in the ...