Huge 40GB CloudKit cache?

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  1. xjohn, Sep 27, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2014

    xjohn macrumors regular

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    So I thought I had tens of GB of free space on my hard drive, and then I got a "running out of space" notice today. After poking around for a bit, I noticed that my the CloudKit folder in the Cache folder has 40GB+ of data... Something seems wrong here... Any ideas?

    Edit: within the CloudKid folder, it's the com.apple.clouddocs folder that's taking up all of the space. Within that there are two folders with encoded names, and one of them is taking up all of the space. Within that it's the AssetsDB (30GB+) and MMCS (8GB+) folders that are taking up all of the space...

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
     
  2. leventozler macrumors 6502

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    Check System Preferences > iCloud > Manage..
    or iCloud Drive Options on same window.
     
  3. xjohn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I checked the iCloud preferences, but it shows that I'm using 13GB out of 20. So still no idea what the 40GB could be from...
    :(
     
  4. leventozler macrumors 6502

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    When you click manage, it gives a detailed list of apps and usage.

    or in Terminal try

    Code:
    cd ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/
    du -h -d 1
     
  5. xjohn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, it gives a list of the apps and usage, but the total is nowhere close to the 40GB that are in the CloudKit folder.

    Hmm...
     
  6. Bad Santa macrumors newbie

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    I face exactly the same problem when I bought 200Gb of iCloud Drive and moved there my Aperture Library, just to discover I'm out of space now.

    I deleted the biggest one and so far it seems to work anyway.

    Looks as if iCloud simply creates a copies of all the docs that are in there. Not the thing I'd like to see, indeed.
     

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