can't delete iCloud Drive (Archive)

Jumpie

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Not sure if anyone can help on this one. I upgraded to Catalina. But before I did, I turned of iCloud Drive and downloaded my files. I then upgraded to Catalina and logged back into iCloud. I see two folders: 1) regular iCloud Drive, 2) iCloud Drive (Archive).

I can't delete iCloud Drive (Archive) by moving to the Trash or any of the nested folders within it. I can only delete files within any of the folders. When I try to delete the Archive or any of the nested folders, the error is: The action can't be completed because "iCloud Drive (Archive) is in use."

Any ideas or suggestions?
 

latndude

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I run into multiple problems and I still do have them with iDrive turn on for documents and files on the desktop. I run into the same issue deleting that folder took multiple attempts . The only way I was able to do it and bring some stability to the Finder was to re install from recovery the beta and making sure I had the option turn off documents and desktop off before doing so . After reinstalling I was able to delete the folder. The implementation of iCloud and iDrive is very unstable in my case . The system is slow when the Finder is performing any tasks , after sleep sometimes it crashes application that were opened .Also the folders connected to iDrive don't populate as fast and easy as with Mojave. But then again is a beta and thats what is to be expected . Good luck .
 
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thebartonfox

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I had this problem too. After many hours of trying, I found that by selecting it Finder and deleting it from the File dropdown menu with the Option key held down (which changes "Move to Trash/Bin" to "Delete Immediately") I was able to delete it. Hope that works for you too!
 

Jumpie

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I had this problem too. After many hours of trying, I found that by selecting it Finder and deleting it from the File dropdown menu with the Option key held down (which changes "Move to Trash/Bin" to "Delete Immediately") I was able to delete it. Hope that works for you too!
that worked! I never knew that. I've seen it before but never gave it a second thought. thanks!
Any idea why it would've been in use? hmm
 

thebartonfox

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Great! Glad it worked for you too.

My guess would be that it wasn’t actually in use, but instead had the wrong permissions set when it was copied. Whatever it was, at least you’ve got it sorted now!