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icloud a bit haywire
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kevs
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Feb 4, 2019, 10:20 PM
 
Suddenly, things (reside in icloud but I access on both laptop/ desktop) --some I edit on my latptop are not being reflected on desktop (spiritual word doc); and things I'm deleting in one folder on desktop (temp docs); are not being deleted on laptop version, - in fact the laptop version of that folder seems to place those back to the desktop versioni. Help! madness.

Usually works like a charm.

Have not changed anything recently.
     
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Feb 4, 2019, 10:24 PM
 
you've had similar issues in the past, I think. Are both devices on same wifi? shut off wifi and turn back on? shut off icloud sync and turn back on?
     
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Feb 4, 2019, 10:30 PM
 
thank Andi, yes both on same wifi, Though at home is usually cordered ethernet. Where does one shut off icloud sync?

Googling the answer
I would get this warning, which seems a bit dangerous:
If you continue, items will be removed from the Desktop and the Documents folder on this Mac and will remain available in iCloud Drive.

Have you done this? What are the repercussions?
     
kevs  (op)
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Feb 4, 2019, 10:36 PM
 
BTW ON desktop, in icloud drive folder, on right on all folder names, all have cloud symbol with todays date to the right of that.

On Desktop, the same folders also have cloud symbol, but with different old dates to the right most of them.
What does that mean?
     
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Feb 6, 2019, 10:08 AM
 
Sometimes happens when your phone thinks that it’s on WiFi so uses that instead of cellular, even though the WiFi connection may be weak, so, the newer version of the document doesn’t get uploaded all the way or at all.
     
kevs  (op)
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Feb 6, 2019, 02:49 PM
 
Called Apple, stumped, so asking engineers about it, have a case. More desktop/ laptop issue.
     
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Feb 13, 2019, 04:03 PM
 
Update, have ticket going with senior rep. Nothing is working, desktop/ all sync issue crazy. Nothing can be trusted anymore, of what you last worked on last Word, Excel etc..
Amazing they have no tool to get it right. He is talking to engineers.
     
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Feb 13, 2019, 06:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by kevs View Post
Amazing they have no tool to get it right.
Why would Apple have a tool to fix an odd issue that one person is having?
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(the earth sucks)——-—
     
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Feb 13, 2019, 07:54 PM
 
Am I the only one?
     
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Seems like it...

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