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Question: get everything off of iCloud and back on my MacBook Air

I created an iCloud account and all my files are not on my laptop. I want everything back and I want to delete my iCloud account

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Nov 11, 2017 8:24 PM in response to nikhutz In response to nikhutz

nikhutz wrote:


I created an iCloud account and all my files are not on my laptop. I want everything back and I want to delete my iCloud account

iCloud accounts cannot be deleted, just stop using it.


If you are referring to your Desktop and Documents, Add your Desktop and Documents files to iCloud Drive - Apple Support states:

"Turn off Desktop and Documents

When you turn off Desktop & Documents Folders, your files stay in iCloud Drive and a new Desktop and Documents folder is created on your Mac in the home folder. You can move files from iCloud Drive to your Mac as you need them, or select all of your files and drag them to the place you want to keep them.

  1. From your Mac, go to Apple menu User uploaded file > System Preferences > iCloud.
  2. Next to iCloud Drive, click Options.
  3. Deselect Desktop & Documents Folders.
  4. Click Done.

If you turn off iCloud Drive or sign out of iCloud, you have the option to keep a local copy of your files that are in iCloud Drive. Whether you decide to keep a local copy or not, a new Desktop and Documents folder is created in your home folder. If you choose to keep a local copy, your files in iCloud Drive are copied to a folder called iCloud Drive (Archive) in your home folder. Then you have the option to move any files that were in your iCloud Desktop and Documents, back to your new local Desktop and Documents."

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