I have a macbook pro with Monterey OS, I stored my desktop files on iCloud drive, I logged out from iCloud in macbook, all desktop files are disappeared unless those that are not uploaded yet to iCloud because my iCloud is filled, when I trying to login again to my iCloud and to retrieve my desktop files I get this error: Your Documents and Desktop folders cannot be stored on iCloud Drive So how can I retrieve my desktop folders from filled iCloud?

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You can get to files stored in iCloud from the web to download them.

If they never made it to the cloud, you need to use Time Machine or another backup solution to restore your missing files.

  • I already checking my iCloud drive not sync all files, How can retrieve all data which were on desktop folder? Aug 10, 2022 at 10:43
  • Oh, let me edit it the answer for checking your backup.
    – bmike
    Aug 10, 2022 at 10:51
  • When I trying to check time machine, I didn't get a time machine that I can restore data. Aug 10, 2022 at 10:59

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