Files stuck in "waiting" status and not uploading to iCloud Drive

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by bob24, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. bob24 macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2012
    Dublin, Ireland
    I decided to migrate from Dropbox to iCloud Drive (not sure it was a good idea anymore) and copied all my files from one to the other on my Mac.

    A number of files were uploaded properly, by many of them see to be on hold with a "waiting" status below the filename:


    I noticed that for these not uploaded files if I rename them, they then start uploading.

    I have left the computer on for over 12 hours and I don't think there is any movement. I have decent enough broadband - 12Mpbs upload speed - and yesterday uploaded a 4Gb file to iCloud Drive in about an hour; and what I am pending are small files which altogether are about that size.

    Anyone know how I can trigger the sync in a better way than renaming each file individually?

    Note: I definitely have enough storage on iCloud to store all these files.
  2. bob24, Apr 21, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2015

    bob24 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2012
    Dublin, Ireland

    I really wanted to move to iCloud Drive but still haven't sorted the issue. Looks like I'll be staying with Dropbox ...
  3. wesk702 macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2007
    The hood
    Having the same issue. iCloud Drive is a joke.
  4. randallking macrumors member


    Sep 29, 2009
    Same problem here. I'm using El Capitan (10.11.2), but I've always had trouble with iCloud Drive in OS X not uploading new files to the cloud. It's very intermittent/slow.

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