Today I have just got an SSD installed in my Mac Mini 2012 via an authorised service. I did not ask for data migration because I wanted to start "fresh".

After the initial boot, I found out they have put an image of the New MacOS High Sierra. I followed the installation wizard.

Now, after entering my iCloud details I noticed email accounts were setup, Photos started syncing, etc. All good.

However when I open the finder and go to the Documents folder, it's empty.

Is there a way to manually trigger the sync process?

Thank you

PS FYI: The SSD was shown as APFS and I had to manually enable FileVault.

  • 1
    Possible duplicate of iCloud Drive Won't Sync on Mac
    – user310476
    Dec 12, 2018 at 7:42
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    @DManokhin - not a dupe. This question is about one particular folder not syncing while the others do. What you pointed was syncying is not working at all.
    – Allan
    Dec 12, 2018 at 9:54

1 Answer 1


See the answer here.

Go to Terminal and type:

killall bird
cd ~/Library/Application\ Support
rm -rf CloudDocs

then immediately restart. Wait an hour or two.

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