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Question: Restoring from iCloud Drive

Hello,


My Mac crashed and now I am trying to restore files from iCloud Drive on a pristine machine. iCloud Drive desktop and documents pre-crash are available in the finder as iCloud Drive. My question is whether the correct way is to copy those onto my local desktop and documents folders and then turn on iCloud Drive on the "new" machine.


Thanks,


Manish

MacBook Pro TouchBar and Touch ID, macOS High Sierra (10.13.2), 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

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Dec 12, 2017 12:16 PM in response to Umarwadia In response to Umarwadia

Hello Umarwadia,

Thanks for reaching out to the Apple Support Communities.

I see that you have some questions about restoring files from iCloud Drive onto your MacBook Pro. I'll be happy to help assist you with this.

You are correct that a good way to restore these files is to copy onto your local desktop and documents folders and then turn on iCloud Drive.

For more information about iCloud Drive, please see these resources:
Get help with iCloud Drive
iCloud Drive FAQ

Have a great day!

Dec 12, 2017 12:16 PM

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