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iCloud delete all my pages files

22563 Views 53 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 2:58 PM by erin101 RSS
  • Dicky From Hong Kong Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2011 2:35 AM (in response to luis205)

    Hi, what have you done to have all data back ?


    because i have the same problem - all data in  iworks and goodreader are gone


    recently, only files in numbers are back in " recovered data ", but the remaining are still vanished

  • Jim Taylor Calculating status...
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    Feb 12, 2012 10:19 AM (in response to luis205)

    The last post to this thread was in mid-November. Has this problem with iCloud losing files been solved?

    I am reluctant to use iCloud. I set up iCloud, then later decided to turn it off for documents. The system prompted me that turning off iCloud would delete all documents stored in iCloud. That was frightening, so I did not turn off iCloud for documents.  Instead I block documents from ICloud at the application level.  When I have a requirement to upload an individual document to iCloud, I upload only that one document.

    What really scares me about documents and iCloud is the "all or nothing" aspect. Use it, and if later you want to turn it off, lose it all. Not nice.


    Having said all that, this is a harsh reminder that we have to be responsible for our own backups and not rely on anyone's "cloud".

  • Andrés Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 21, 2012 2:52 AM (in response to Jim Taylor)

    No, the problem has not been solved.


    I lost a keynote doc in my iPad a few hours before I needed it for a talk. I can't rely on iCloud for iWork until some big fixes are on the way, so I disabled it.


    I have all my work documents in DropBox so now I use the dropbox app. to access my docs and open them in iWork when needed. If I create/edit something in iWork I e-mail the doc to myself.


    (Actually I will probably enable iCloud for iWork again. As long as I keep the docs. in DopBox I am less scared of iWork losing my data...)

  • Geff Kunert Calculating status...
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    Jul 19, 2012 3:49 PM (in response to Andrés)

    Now we are in mid-July and yet iCloud keep deleting stuff. It happened to me yesterday.

  • Garyfromak Calculating status...
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    Sep 3, 2012 10:53 PM (in response to luis205)

    Just had the same thing happen to me in the middle of a very important article I was writing.  It and all of my Pages files are gone.  I'm very disappointed!

  • RalphFawaz Calculating status...
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    Oct 13, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to luis205)

    Same thing is still happening.. Lost some important class notes..
    Called Apple and they weren't aware of this happening to anyone at all (even when I mentioned this thread) and said there was nothing I could do..

  • Roman1 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Nov 2, 2012 3:22 AM (in response to luis205)

    Certainly the only solution that is and has been pending for some time is the ability of versioned backups like dropbox does. Ability to go back in time and see/recover all updates. Even if only via web interface. There can be an option to permanently delete files, again only via web and by additionally asking for password.


    re Backup wise-guys: Yes, backing up used to be great when Time Machine came out and everything supported it. As of my writing one of the crucial apps, NOTES, does not backup to Time Machine and I suppose so don't all your iCloud store documents. Way to go killing a great and ingenious backup solution--Time Machine.

  • erin101 Calculating status...
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    Nov 9, 2012 2:55 PM (in response to luis205)

    All of my documents saved to iCloud in Pages have disappeared. I had only 5 documents or so there but they were work and I need them back - badly! Does anyone know how to restore iCloud/pages? Please?

  • erin101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 2:58 PM (in response to Jim Taylor)

    I'm confused - deleting icloud on one of your devices would remove your documents from all of your devices? I was working on a document on my iPad, also worked on it later on my iMac, but then signed out of iCloud on my iMac as I sold the machine. When I went to my iPad later to work on the doc ALL of the doc's were gone.


    I haven't experienced problems with my other iCloud items (calendar, photostream) that I was using on the old iMac. Can you explain more?

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