Transferring iCloud Drive files to PC?

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  1. fig4159

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    I have an iCloud storage plan, but all our iPads broke. I want to cancel the plan but first, I need to copy our files (1.5GB!) to my PC.

    How can I select all files at once? If that's not possible, what's the best &/or fastest way to select (and move) multiple files?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. PrismStudios

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    Can you do it via iCloud for Windows?
     
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    Or log into icloud.com in a browser.

    Keep in mind that not every file in every app is accessible through iCloud Drive. If there are other files to consider, please ask.
     
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    How?


     
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    As already suggested, log into iCloud via a browser on your computer - you will need an Apple ID and a password - if accepted then the first screen below should appear - select 'iCloud Drive' - see what files are stored in your 'cloud drive' - select those desired and click on the download cloud (second pic) - I've only started to use this feature, so not much there at the moment. Let us know your results - good luck! Dave :)
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    I do this all the time, and have never synced with iTunes! Downloading the full icloud for windows also gets you increased connectivity and files on your PC. My Pc actually shares the favorites bar and bookmarks with my Apple devices. If I bookmark on one, the others automatically have it too.
     
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    I use both. iCloud for Windows lets me easily access most of the documents I keep on the iPad/iCloud from my PC laptop. On the opposite end, I access OneDrive in iFiles on the iPad to get to most of my PC files. Bot require a bit of disiplin, in that I need to make sure I save the files to iCloud or OneDrive, not locally. If you keep and use both platforms, this is pretty handy.

    iCloud.com can even do a few things that you can’t do on the iPad, at least at the moment. Of course, there a lot of things you can’t do as well. Most importantly, you can access it from any reasonably modern browser. It’s ideal for occasional access to files, mail, and other main apps. Just make sure you sign out after you are done, so no one can come behind you and wreck havoc.


    Link to iCloud for Windows download.
    Apple - Support - Downloads
     
  8. PrismStudios

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    I managed it on my Windows Vista laptop. Just to see if I could.
     

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