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Questions tagged [icloud]

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

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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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How do I bulk download photos marked as favorite from iCloud?

I have about 1000 photos in iCloud marked as favorite and I would like to download them in full quality all at once. So far, I found two options and none of them is good: Multi-select photos on ...
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Why iCloud on Windows keep asking my password?

On my Windows 10 machine, iCloud keep asking me the password. Enter your password to continue using iCloud. Somethings wrong, at least, with Microsoft or with Apple. How can I fix this?
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Access iCloud Drive via terminal, I think I deleted

My iCloud froze uploading files, I googled what to do and found to type this on the Terminal killall bird cd ~/Library/Application\ Support rm -rf CloudDocs It worked the freezing but deleted some ...
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Criteria as to which files macOS keeps local (and in the iCloud), and which files are kept only in the iCloud

On my Mac (macOS 10.13), I have "Desktop & Documents Folders" in the iCloud (i.e., this option is switched on in System Preferences / iCloud / iCloud Drive). Everything works pretty well, except ...
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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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Continuity, Handoff etc. stopped working on Mac

I was using Continuity, Handoff, Universal clipboard, Personal hotspot remote activation, Airdrop, unlock by watches etc. between MacBook Air 2015, iPhone 7 and Watches 2, but a few weeks ago it ...
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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 checkbox does not stay active on a Windows 10 PC

iCloud Drive checkbox keeps unchecking itself on closing the iCloud control panel in a Windows 10 PC and therefore the iCloud Drive does not sync.
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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 ...
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Getting the error “There was an error in iCloud Preferences”

I keep getting this error: Not sure how to fix it. I tried moving the MobileMe.plist file from the preferences but still get this. Ive saved the log file specifically for the iCloud error: 4/26/16 ...
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icloud drive sync stuck

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 ...
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iCloud Service on Windows10 keep High CPU usage

When I installed iCloud Tool on windows10 to sync photo,Browser Bookmark etc. with my iOS device and Mac ,I found iCloud service and Apple push process always occupied very High cpu usage, it often Up ...
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Cannot repair or remove iCloud

Cannot repair or remove iCloud from a Windows 10 Pro PC. Error code 2343 as shown below. I cannot find much help on the web! Trying to tick the Outlook component of the iCloud agent also produces ...
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“iCloud vs Browser” which is a better place to keep your passwords [closed]

Using a MAC, with iCloud enabled for storing your password allows you to store your passwords on your iCloud account which is accessible across all registered devices that are linked with same iCloud ...
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How to let Outlook search “Sent Messages” other than “Sent Items” as default IMAP sent emails' folder

I use iCloud mail service in Outlook and I love both of them, but after a deep Google search I found my problem still not solved: iCloud IMAP uses "Sent Messages" as the name of sent emails' folder, ...
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Windows won't open my computer after failed iPhone backup

The story in a nutshell is as follows - My Iphone (iOS 8.2) had some 7k photos on it. I used Windows 8.1 function of moving all photos to the computer, and I checked the box of "erase when copied". ...
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Is there a way for me to manage my iCloud settings from the terminal?

I am running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 and would like to administer my iCloud settings (login, which services - Mail, Calendar, Notes - should be used, etc.) Is there a way for me to manage this via the ...
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iOS and Mac - disable iCloud auto-update downloads / backup

It seems that a huge chunk of the precious SSD on my Macbook Pro gets taken by iCloud updates or backup's. I have backup's disabled in iTunes, but this is somehow still automagically still downloading....
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iCloud backup not backing up from photos mac

I've paid the extra to store my photos in iCloud, I seem to have two libraries and despite trying to change the backup to the larger library it isn't backing up the set of photos I want. I've tried ...
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Unable to refer to iCloud Drive in launchd plist

I have started keeping my AppleScripts in Script Editor's iCloud Drive folder, as oftentimes, I like to reuse or review scripts on multiple devices. Generally I love iCloud Drive. However, I have come ...
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Is there a way to change folder for iCloud Drive? [duplicate]

The icloud drive is in /users/username/icloud I want to change that to another folder. How do I do so? I can do that in dropbox and onedrive.
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Find network path of shared drive on Mac OS X Yosemite

I have two Time Capsules, that are currently located on a different network (one is directly connected to the WAN, the other is behind the first one), that are mounted on my MacBook Pro using Back to ...
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Why are there two identical accounts showing notes in Notes app?

I just got a Macbook Pro and I set it up with my iCloud account, and I noticed that when I go into the Notes app, the left pane [that displays the accounts it's grabbing the notes from] is showing two ...
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Cannot Verify iCoud Account

Steps: Logged in to iCloud with a valid email address after installing Yosemite. Sent the verification email. Tapped on the "verify" link in the email. Email account verified says the web page ...
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iCloud Drive taking up space on local drive?

My computer seems to be keeping a local copy of my iCloud Drive folder. Is there any way to disable this? I know this because in my "Library" folder, there is another folder called "Mobile Documents" ...