I've just upgraded my OS to Sierra and have turned on the "optimize storage" option for iCloud Drive. But strangely I now get a "your iCloud storage is full" message.

info size total size When I checked my local drive, it seems the total size of all folders inside wasn't the same as the iCloud Drive information. When I dive into iCloud preferences the Document size is insanely huge. How do I find out which ones are the large files?


I don't have any large files in my Documents folder. But it's strange: enter image description here

  • How big is the actual Documents folder on your hard drive? (username > Documents) – tubedogg Sep 22 '16 at 3:35
  • it's only 786 megabytes @tubedogg – pacific01 Sep 22 '16 at 3:44
  • Do you have anything else in iCloud storage, such as iCloud Photo Library or a device backup? – tubedogg Sep 22 '16 at 3:46
  • No I don't think so. I've updated my screenshots. @tubedogg – pacific01 Sep 22 '16 at 4:11
  • Something's clearly taking 4.7 GB. Login on icloud.com, click Settings on the main screen and there will be a bar categorizing what is taking up room in your storage. – tubedogg Sep 22 '16 at 4:20

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