iCloud drive stuck downloading

I’m trying to download not a huge number of files from iCloud to an external SSD (which is working fine).

Unfortunately, it’s not just slow: after many hours it has not got anyway. It’s only 7Gb! Any tips?


If your iCloud Drive data is in folders, try downloading only one folder at a time. I’ll bet that Apple throttles the data transfer rate for large amounts of data.


Clever. It all comes down very quickly if I choose individual subfolders. If I select them all, it never even starts.

You would have thought they could build in some logic to automatically pull down individual folders in sequence…

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

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