iCloud Problems-Major Problems; Help Please

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Robert4, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. Robert4 macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2012

    Oh boy !
    I really messed myself up, good, probably this time.

    To say I would appreciate some help with this is a real understatement.

    Running High Sierra.
    Figured it was about time I learned about iCloud, which I never have before.
    One of the screens was an offer to backup various items, and i guess i allowed this.

    Well, all my documents, and Folders I had on my Desktop are now totally gone.
    No more Documents Folder either on my Dock to the right of the dividing line. (the Applic. Folder is there)

    Wow ! No more "playing around" for me.

    Are all of these items still on my iMac, somewhere ?

    How do i get back to where i was before playing with iCloud ? (Desktop items, Documents Folder, etc. ?)

    Much thanks,
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    This is what "backups" are for.
    Do you have one?
  3. adrianlondon macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2013
    Untick "Optimise Mac Storage" and "Desktop & Document Folders" as in my settings. Does it come back?

    Screenshot 2018-12-16 at 16.47.02.png
  4. Robert4 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2012

    Appreciate the help; thanks.
    Not too sharp with this stuff, obviously.
    Will blame it on old age now. (mid 80's). Sure does catch up with you !

    Have backups, but not fully.

    Where do i find the: Optimise Mac Storage" and "Desktop & Document Folders" as in my settings
    that you suggest ? Not sure how to find it.

  5. cwanja macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    You can find the screenshot that @adrianlondon provided by going to Settings > iCloud. On the line item "iCloud" click the Options button that is at the right hand side of the row.
  6. alien3dx macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2017
    even 30's first timer also make mistake confuse with the "Icloud thing" .

    You can check the file at the icloud.com or if you have phone icloud are sync with the "File Manager Backup Icloud".Hopely you can download.

    Another one, please buy the first tier, or second tier icloud space , yes it troublesome or you backup manually which more difficult to do.

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