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That iCloud drive archive was likely created when at some point you deselected iCloud drive on your Mac and you choose to Keep a Copy of that data to your local drive on your home folder. Since your iCloud drive is now switched on, the information stored in the archive may be redundant. Feb 27, 2017 Yet another attempt; re-activated iCloud drive for it to re-download the files there (but unchecked syncing of documents and desktop), and the library file previously mentioned is now in the root iCloud folder. To my great joy, it started downloading from the beginning, and was no longer stuck at 6,60 GB. The iCloud Drive documents are all in your User Library: /Library/Mobile Documents/ The custom documents, you are storing in your own folders in iCloud Drive are in the subfolder /Library/Mobile Documents/comappleCloudDocs. And yes, Time Machine will back up these documents, since they stored in your user library in your Home folder.

Like all Apple programs, iCloud is integrated on all Apple devices. This means that there is no need for you to download the application on your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Mac or Apple TV. However, Windows users who own mobile Apple devices need to download their Windows-friendly version. It works in the background just as it does on other devices. Sign into iCloud Drive in a Mac web browser. Open any web browser on your Mac and you can access your iCloud Drive. Once you’ve opted to upgrade to iCloud Drive, you’ll be able to use the online versions of iWorks tools like Pages and Numbers. Here’s how to sign into iCloud Drive with your Mac web browser: 1.

How to download photos and videos from iCloud.com

If you want to save copies of your photos and videos from iCloud.com to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or your Mac or PC, follow these steps.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. On iCloud.com, tap Photos.
  2. Tap Select, then tap a photo or video. To select multiple photos or videos, tap more than one. To select your entire library, tap Select All.
  3. Tap the more button .
  4. Choose Download, then tap Download to confirm.

If your photos download as a ZIP archive, learn how to uncompress the folder on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

On your Mac or PC

  1. On iCloud.com, click Photos and select a photo or video. Hold the command key on your Mac or control key on your PC to select multiple photos or videos.
  2. Click and hold the download button in the upper corner of the window. If you want to download your photo or video as it was originally captured or imported, choose Unmodified Original. For JPEG or H.264 format — including edits, and even if it was originally in HEIF or HEVC format — choose Most Compatible.*
  3. Click Download.

If your photos download as a ZIP archive, learn how to uncompress the folder on your Mac or your PC.

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What happens when you delete photos or videos

Remember, when you delete a photo from iCloud Photos, it also deletes from iCloud and any other device where you're signed in with the same Apple ID — even if you turned on Download and Keep Originals or Download Originals to this Mac. If you choose to download your originals, this also impacts your device storage. Learn more about how to manage your device storage. You can also learn how to AirDrop your photos and videos to another device.

How to download photos and videos from the Photos app

If you want to download a full-size copy of your photos and videos from the Photos app to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 10.3 or later or iPadOS, or your Mac with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 or later, follow these steps.

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On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Go to Settings > [your name].
  2. Tap iCloud, then tap Photos.
  3. Select Download and Keep Originals.

On your Mac

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Choose Photos > Preferences.
  3. Select iCloud, then click Download Originals to this Mac.
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On your PC

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If you're using a PC, you can set up iCloud for Windows and download a copy of your photos and videos from iCloud Photos.

Learn what happens when you delete a photo from iCloud Photos.

How to download photos and videos from Shared Albums

You can download copies of photos and videos in Shared Albums to your own library. Learn more about how to use Shared Albums.

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On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Photos app, then go to the Albums tab.
  2. Scroll down to Shared Albums and select an album.
  3. Tap the photo or video, then tap .
  4. Choose Save Image or Save Video.

On your Mac

  1. Open Photos, then select a Shared Album from the left-hand menu.
  2. Select the photo or video.
  3. Control-click a photo, then choose Import.

On your PC

In iCloud for Windows 11.1:

  1. Choose Start menu > iCloud Shared Albums.
  2. Double-click the shared album that you want to download photos or videos from.
  3. Double-click a photo or video, then copy it to another folder on your computer.

In iCloud for Windows 7.x:

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  1. Open a Windows Explorer window.
  2. Click iCloud Photos in the Navigation pane.
  3. Double-click the Shared folder.
  4. Double-click the shared album that you want to download photos or videos from.
  5. Double-click a photo or video, then copy it to another folder on your computer.

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To download the full album, open a File Explorer window or Windows Explorer window (Windows 7), open the Pictures folder, then open the iCloud Photos folder. Copy the Shared Album folder to another location on your computer.

If you need help downloading your photos or videos

  • Make sure your device is not on Low Power Mode. Low Power Mode temporarily pauses iCloud Photos. Learn more about Low Power Mode.
  • Depending on your internet connection and the number of photos you're downloading, it may take some time for your download to complete.
  • Want to make a backup of your photos? Learn how to archive or make copies of the information you store in iCloud.
  • See how to transfer photos and videos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your Mac or PC.
  • Learn how to manage your iCloud storage.