Extrem slow Save Dialog in Yosemite

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  1. Viking2, May 8, 2015
    Last edited: May 15, 2015

    Viking2 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2012
    When I use save/save as it takes over a minute to get response

    Searched net and found solution:
    rm ~/Library/Caches/CloudKit/CloudKitMetadata*;killall cloudd

    But it does not work on my computer

    How to fix? It is a pain!
  2. Ledgem macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hawaii, USA
    The full solution requires more than just deleting the three files (which your command does); you also need to kill the running process to force the recreation of new ones.

    For anyone else having this problem, the full instructions are at http://osxdaily.com/2015/04/17/fix-slow-folder-populating-cloudkit-macosx/

    Viking2, if the command worked properly and the files were really deleted, the step you're missing is to open Activity Monitor and quit (or force-quit, to be sure) the process "cloudd". It will reopen immediately after being quit and you'll see that the three files have been regenerated. Browsing in the Finder and bringing up the save dialog should all be back to their usual speeds.

    I did this fix a few days ago and it's been working just fine. However, one person replied to the OS X Daily article saying that the problem returned and that they had to do it again. So... keep that link handy, just in case the problem comes back.
  3. Viking2, May 11, 2015
    Last edited: May 11, 2015

    Viking2 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2012
    Thanks, I did that before (forgot to mention it), but it came back after a while. But last time I forgot to kill the Cloudd-process! Did it now and it works as normal now. Still I think it will come back!
    Is it a bug in Yosemite?

    Ps. it came back within an hour :(
  4. morkus macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2003
    Has anyone found a permanent solution to this yet?

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