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

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iCloud Drive - Keep Select Files Downloaded

I have a group of files (all placed in one folder) that I use daily - every few hours the files un-download themselves and I have to redownload them when needed. OneDrive has an option for forcing the ...
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How can I sync the 'Downloads' folder with iCloud Drive on macOS without disrupting AirDrop functionality?

In macOS, files downloaded using Safari and Chrome are by default saved in the 'Downloads' directory located in the user's home folder. macOS also accepts files from AirDrop, which are also typically ...
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iCloud photos on Windows 11 not downloading or rendering

I just built a new Windows 11 PC, and one of the things I wanted to use it for was to have an offline copy of all of my iCloud photos (total library size is about 1TB across 200k files) and be able to ...
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Trouble with PHPMailer and iCloud SMTP Authentication

I'm currently facing an issue with PHPMailer while trying to send emails using iCloud SMTP for my WordPress blog. I have followed the steps to configure PHPMailer with app-specific passwords provided ...
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Postfix Email Server Cannot Send Mail to icloud.com Accounts

I have a nearly fully-functional email server which plays nice with itself, gmail, protonmail, hotmail, yahoo, aol, [a college], [a smaller company], and AT&T. The problem is icloud.com: May 1 02:...
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iCloud password Chrome extension sets focus on first input during localhost dev

I recently installed the iCloud password sync extension for Chrome on Windows. I do web development and when I run my localhost environment it auto-focuses the first input it finds. This messes me ...
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Backup copy from iCloud shows error cloud provider is not running when VPN is turned on

I've made a backup script which (amongst other operations) copies my iCloud photos directory to a separate location. This script will run every time I log in to my computer. Some time ago I purchased ...
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Backup iCloud files to an external hard drive?

What are my options for backing up every file on my iCloud to an (exFAT) external hard disk? Right now I have more files on iCloud than space on my Mac internal hard drive. Copying folders from the ...
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How can I search all the cloud drives I installed on my machine from windows search?

How can I search cloud drives I installed from windows search? I have iCloud + OneDrive + OneDrive business + Google Drive + Google Drive school. And I want to search all of them via windows search. ...
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Best way to replace single line of HTML every time a particular website is loaded? (Safari on Mac)

I have to (many times a day) use 2FA codes on a website which does not support 2FA autofill. I am able to get to to work by manually editing the HTML using inspect element, but of course the change is ...
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Can I install Linux on a Macbook?

I would like to install Linux on a Macbook. There are several reasons for that: I like the design, keyboard, and tactile sensations Macbooks give, but I use Linux for both work and hobbies. So I'm ...
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Windows File History does not backup iCloud drive folder

I am using File History for backing up my documents on a Windows-10 machine. It back ups fine every file except those files/folders located in the iCloud Drive folder under C:\Users\myName\iCloudDrive\...
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What is "couldn't communicate with a helper application" error in Macox

I'm trying to "zip" (by using the compress option in Finder) a few files that are in my icloud directory, but it is stalling with the error in the title: After getting this error, Finder ...
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Access pictures in iCloud photo albums using Win 10 Explorer

not sure if this is the right forum - please tell me the correct forum if not. I have organised my iCloud photos into folders eg There is a copy of the iCloud Photos Library on my Windows PC but it ...
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No longer able to save an individual photo downloaded from iCloud onto my Windows 10 PC hard drive: Microsoft Photos opens the image automatically

I used to be able to download individual images from iCloud to my Windows 10 PC, but recently Microsoft Photos has begun to intercept the downloaded file and open the photo automatically, and then, ...
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Is there a way to reach iCloud's Pages folder via the Terminal?

You can get to iCloud drive from the Terminal using cd ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs/, but that doesn't show you all the same folders you see when you click the iCloud Drive link in ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro 2019 shows up Google Chrome running on iPhone 4?

I am using Chrome (Version 98.0.4758.102 (Official Build) (x86_64)) on MacOS Catalina (Version 10.15.7) and I keep seeing this popup on my Mac whenever I have a chrome window open on my iPhone 13 Pro, ...
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Laptop from previous job was resold, still with my iCloud on it. What happens when I remove the laptop from Find My Iphone? Best way to proceed?

I got an email from a stranger who said they bought a laptop on Ebay from Techrecommerce recycling company, and that it is locked under my iCloud account. It appears to be the my laptop from a ...
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Redirect write directory

Service downloads to C but want D. Cannot change its settings. Can I "redirect" the download on OS-side? The original write shouldn't happen - i.e. "detect -> move" won't do. ...
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iCloud email account won't sync with Windows 11 Mail

I had my iCloud account setup fine on Windows 10, and upgrading to Windows 11, it still functioned well. However, I accidentally revoked my app-specific password from iCloud account setting(which I ...
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iCloud photos Windows synchronization of files stalled - how to determine why?

I have a 50000 element 240 GB photo library in Apples iCloud which I would like to download fully for backup purposes on a Windows 10 machine. I have installed iCloud from the Microsoft store, and ...
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“Find My Device” equivalent for Linux

I’m thinking of switching to Linux (either Debian or Ubuntu, haven’t decided) from macOS. One of the features of macOS I love is “Find My Device,” which allows me to locate my device if I lose it, ...
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Outlook Folders not Showing on iCloud Email

Updating IMAP subscribed folders doesn't help. As far as I can tell, the missing folders on icloud email are folders which were created in Outlook (in the icloud account installed there), so it seems ...
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get apple notes from icloud to a pc

I use Notes to take notes on an iPad and these are backed up to iCloud. I can see them if I navigate a browser to icloud.com/notes. Can I download these notes somehow? There doesn't seem to be any ...
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Issue placing image into Photoshop from iCloud Drive

So, I store a lot of images on my iCloud drive, more often than not when I try to drag these image files into photoshop I get the following error: "Could not place “.imageName.jpg.icloud” because ...
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iCloud Drive takes forever to load

I am trying to open open iCloud Drive from my browser and it is stuck at the loading stage: Do you have any idea about how I can resolve this problem? I am using Google Chrome and my OS is Windows 10....
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Is there a known issue with @icloud.com users not being able to add files to a shared Google Drive?

We have shared a Google Drive with a couple of users with a @icloud.com email address, and they are not able to drag files into the folder that was shared. They had 'Editor' permissions which should'...
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Unable to add iCloud account to Windows 10 accounts

I go to Settings, then to Email and Accounts. I then add my iCloud account, which it says is done successfully. However, it says Attention Required (but not the real error that happened) when I get ...
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Export iCloud contacts to Office 365 including profile pictures

I want to export my contacts from iCloud to Office 365. While I can do this basically using drag & drop with the Apple Contacts app on macOS, it won't preserve the contact picture. How do I ...
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iCloud Drive sync working but too slow

I want to format my mac so I needed to transfer a lot of files out of my computer. Hence, I placed 105 GB in my iCloud Drive(perhaps this makes me an optimist). Judging by the progress bar the ...
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Outlook 2010 no longer synchronizes with iCloud

I recently bought an iPhone and want to sync with Outlook 2010 via iCloud (App). At first it worked and after I installed and uninstalled some more applications (to test the sync with the iPhone) the ...
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How to send Outlook 365 emails to an iCloud group?

Running Outlook 365 on my Windows 10 PC. Linked iCloud to Outlook. In outlook I see my iCloud contacts: When creating an email and enter a name from the iCloud contacts in my To: field it pops up ...
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How do I get Icloud to back up photos but not videos?

My Icloud is full. How do I get Icloud to back up photos but not videos?
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Aggregate availability on Calendars between work and personal

My problem is as follows, "Even more important now when we are between home and the office… is the management of our calendars and availability.   Background information, I have my main work (a***...
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6/6/20 12:51:18.676 PM cloudpaird[28573]: DEBUG cloudpaird: system does not support Continuity

I am running OS X 10.11.6. I am seeing this warning in my Console system log every 10 seconds. 6/6/20 12:51:18.676 PM cloudpaird[28573]: DEBUG cloudpaird: system does not support Continuity Any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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