2 Replies Latest reply: May 31, 2014 1:27 PM by Old Toad
DCarl Baker Level 1 (0 points)

I have the sneaking suspicion that certain movie clips are stored on my icloud. However I cannot check to see if they have been back up there. I dont know how to AND REALLY DONT want to "restore" somethinG, -  I dont even know what that means really but it sounds frightening - like my mac will revert to an earlier version and erase everything I have done since those movies were stored there. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to proceed? What good is icloud storage if you cant see what is stored?

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,315 points)

    System Preferences>iCloud>Manage

  • Old Toad Level 10 (133,275 points)

    You can see what's stored in your iCloud acct via the System/iCloud preference pane



    and the Manage button at the bottom.


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    Unless you have some iMovie files on your iPhone there won't be any movie files in it.  Here's what is stored in the iCloud:

    What iCloud backs up

    You have important information on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iCloud automatically backs up your device over Wi-Fi every day while it’s turned on, locked, and connected to a power source. With your device information backed up in iCloud, you can easily set up a new device or restore information on one you already have.

    Here’s what iCloud backs up:

    • Purchase history for music, movies, TV shows, apps, and booksYour iCloud backup includes information about the content you have purchased, but not the purchased content itself. When you restore from an iCloud backup, your purchased content is automatically downloaded from the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store. Some types of content aren’t downloaded automatically in all countries, and previous purchases may be unavailable if they have been refunded or are no longer available in the store. For more information, see the Apple Support article iTunes in the Cloud availability by country. Some types of content aren’t available in all countries. For more information, see the Apple Support article Which types of items can I buy in my country?.
    • Photos and videos in your Camera Roll
    • Device settings
    • App data
    • Home screen and app organization
    • iMessage, text (SMS), and MMS messages
    • Ringtones
    • Visual Voicemail

    Your iOS device backup only includes data and settings stored on your device. It doesn’t include data already stored in iCloud, for example contacts, calendars, bookmarks, mail messages, notes, shared photo streams, My Photo Stream, and documents you save in iCloud using iOS apps and Mac apps.

    From:  iCloud: iCloud storage and backup overview