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Why Files Lost in Transit from iCloud to Dropbox?

I tried to use Calibre's own routines to move my Calibre eBook Library from iCloud to Dropbox. Sadly, I lost my entire library. The subset of the ebooks' record folders are empty. Have iCloud backed up my data that I can have the chance to regain my lost ebooks?

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iBoysoft author Connie Yang

Connie Yang

Answered on Monday, February 19, 2024

I'm sorry to hear that your files were lost in transit from iCloud to Dropbox. I guess that you've enabled "Optimize Mac Storage" in iCloud in System Preferences. If you've done that, only the placeholders of the files remain on your Mac hard drive. That is why the ebooks' record folders are empty.

In fact, to transit files from iCloud to Dropbox, you need to download files locally on your Mac from iCloud storage first. Then, move them to Dropbox. To access the lost ebooks, you can log into iCloud.com to find them.

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