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Question: Downgraded iclouded from 2TB to 5GB. need help downloading content before its lost.

i downgraded my icloud plan from 2TB to 5GB. now i need to download 28000 pictures back on my mac. i cannot drag and select all. how do i download these ? I have only 30 days.

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Dec 12, 2017 4:16 PM in response to Rupa Karis In response to Rupa Karis

Depending on how the images were loaded and what else you may have there

one option I'd read about, to save images that were backed-up or saved to the

iCloud Photos, would be to see about using google photos. This has been said

to have a means whereby images that otherwise had also though to be lost may

be recovered in the process of transfer.


However the amount or total capacities involved may not be practical to shift

over from say, iCloud Photos to google photos. Perhaps more than one other

archive may be needed to store the total difference you need to replace iCloud.


Your bandwidth may limit your ability move one archive to another online, even

though both are essentially going to 'cloud' accounts. ~ Do you have sufficient

offline capacity to archive the most important of this, off the Cloud?


Google offers (for a price) their version of online storage 'google drive' for

their 'google account' users; never tried most. Some of it tracks too much.


I see a few references from search engine results that may give you ideas...

This may or may not be something you could use; but may be worth looking.


How to use Google Photos to free up storage space in iCloud

Fed up with running out of free storage in iCloud? Here's how you can use the

Google Photos app to backup some of your data.

User uploaded filehttps://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-google-p


How iCloud Photo Library matches up to Google Photos | Macworld

Google announced major additions to Google Photos at I/O 2017. Where do Photos+

iCloud Photo Library have to catch up, and should we be looking for from Apple at WWDC?

User uploaded filehttps://www.macworld.com/article/3198125/ios/how-icloud-photo-libr...


Google Photos on the App Store - itunes.apple.com

Download Google Photos ... Doing this saved me space from 3,000+ photos and ...

Simple and easy to understand unlike Apple and their photostream, icloud, ...

User uploaded filehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-photos/id962194608?mt=8


note other additional related items appear in 'duck-duck-go' results, using these terms:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=apple+icloud+pictures+saved+to+google+pictures&t=ffsb&ia=web


In any event...

Good luck & happy trails! 🙂

Dec 12, 2017 4:16 PM

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