download pages files?

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  1. whybelieve.com macrumors member

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    I have lots of files on pages in icloud and i want to move them to a different apple account... i guess i need to download them all to my imac and then upload them to the new account.

    Is there a quick way to download all the pages files?
    or do i have to open each one and then save it individually to the imac?

    thanks for your help
     
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    Would using the iCloud drive in Yosemite be good for this?
     
  3. whybelieve.com thread starter macrumors member

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    i don't know i haven't upgraded yet but i would if it would help - any thoughts?
     
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    maflynn

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    Here's what I see on my iCloud drive
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    I'd say it does give you access to your documents. Please note, that I don't use pages, but use Numbers so I have a Numbers folder and within that folder I see all my spreadsheets.
     
  5. whybelieve.com thread starter macrumors member

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    That looks like it might be the answer.

    1. When you look inside - do you see the names of specific documents in numbers?
    2. Would you mind trying to drag two or three of them into a folder on your desktop and see if they are there to open?

    Thank you for this - it looks perfect
     
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    The files have the normal names and icons. From the user's perspective it looks just like any Finder window with files.

    Drag and drop worked, I grabbed three files and dragged them to a folder in my Documents folder. It acted a little differently since it asked if I sure I wanted to delete them off my iCloud drive. (I backed them up first), I said yes and the drag/drop operation proceeded as expected. I think the move operation has an extra check in the process to be sure you want to delete them off the iCloud drive because there's no Trash for iCloud files.

    Once they were local, I opened them up in Numbers without a hitch.
     
  7. whybelieve.com thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for all your help Mike - that's even easier than I had hoped for!
     

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