How to Recover Deleted Files from iCloud?  | iCloud Recovery

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If you wondering how to recover deleted files from iCloud? Then this article has everything you need to know about performing iCloud deleted files recovery as well as recovering contacts and photos from the iCloud on Macbooks and iMacs.

Whenever you delete a file or directory from your Mac, it’ll go to Trash by default You can either restore it or permanently remove it from your machine. If the deleted items aren’t there in Trash and still you want to recover them, you can use a professional Mac file recovery tool like Remo without thinking about the size of deleted files.

But, what if you’re using iCloud as the default storage location on your Mac?

Yes, you can restore the deleted iCloud files. And, there is a specific time limit for restoration as well – 30 days. Within the span of these days, you can restore deleted files online.

iCloud File Recovery Process

If you delete an iCloud file on your Mac, it’ll tell you that it’s going to get deleted from all your devices. Anyhow, you can still recover that file. The steps are shown below to recover files from iCloud.

  1. Go to any web browser (Safari is recommended).
  2. Open
  3. Enter your Apple credentials (username and password) and click on the right arrow.
  4. Select Settings and find out the Advanced section.
  5. You can see Restore Files on the bottom right of your screen. Click it.
    click on restore files option to restore files saved on the cloud
  6. Select all the files you want to restore.
  7. If you want to restore all, click the Select All button.
    select the files that you want to restore
  8. Finally, click Restore Files.

iCloud Contact Recovery

Contact recovery in iCloud isn’t about recovering individual contacts.  iCloud takes care of automatic contact backup at regular intervals. These backups can be used to recover once you lost your important contacts from your Mac or iPhone stored in iCloud. And, the process is a bit similar to those of file iCloud file recovery. Here’s the process.

  1. Open from your web browser.
  2. Log in with your credentials.
  3. Click the Settings option.
  4. Select the Restore Contacts option at the lower left corner of your screen.
    click on restore contacts
  5. Choose the backup from which you want to restore contacts.
  6. Click Restore

In the same way, you can restore calendar events lost from your iCloud as well.

Note: In case you are looking to share your iCloud photos with non-apple users read this article.

Recover Deleted iCloud Photos

The process of recovering image files in iCloud is a bit different from restoring other types of files. Here’re the steps to recover photos from iCloud.

Note: You can also make use of these steps to recover lost photos on Mac after update.

  1. Open from your web browser.
  2. Enter your Apple ID username and password and log in.
  3. Instead of Settings options, Click Photos.
  4. Click the Album tab at the top.
  5. Here, you can find Recently Deleted Select it.
    recover files from the recently deleted items folder
  6. Click Photos
  7. Select the photos you want to restore.
  8. Finally, click Recover

Note: Make sure that you’re accessing through your Mac or a Windows PC. It’s because if you try to access it through your iPhone or iPhone, you’ll reach only in the iOS apps section.

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