Using WD MyCloud with Icloud photos

  Sunshineonaday 17:33 01 Jul 2018

I apologise in advance. I really haven’t a clue what I’m doing but I’ve purchased a My Cloud 2TB so that I can get my photos from icloud onto it.

The reason I wish to do this, is that I would like to create a photobook via photobox or similar. Photobox doesn't work with icloud and you have to download the photos from icloud first to your mac before uploading them to photobox. I just don't have the room to do this, hence the reason why I have my photos in icloud to start with.

I have tried to upload my photo library from icloud. Firstly, there seems to be no way of telling how many photos have been uploaded. Given that, I tested for a certain photo to find and I can’t find it on the WD Mycloud but it’s still there on icloud. So I am guessing that about 2/3rds of my photos have been uploaded.

I have tried uploading from an Ipad and Iphone via the app. I then went on to try and upload just an album via the app. Only 18 photos of 78 were uploaded. I tried again and another few photos uploaded but not all of them.

Just for reference I’ve put everything into folders and set my auto-timer to never too.

If I try and upload from my Mac and select the folder I want from icloud photos, well I just get the little timer thing whirring around when I select the album I would like to upload.

I am finding this extremely frustrating. Apologies but I still hope that someone can help me.

  Forum Editor 16:13 03 Jul 2018

Take a look at this, and follow the instructions to the letter. Remember that 'Clouds' are just drive locations - you are moving image files from one drive location to another.

  Sunshineonaday 15:01 08 Jul 2018

Thank you! A belated thanks but thank you anyway.

  wee eddie 22:11 08 Jul 2018

Are you planning to use the WD Drive as a NAS Drive?

This is not something I really know about so, others may tell us that I'm talking rubbish.

The files/photos that you have stored in the Cloud will remain there until you delete them.

I'm driving the Taxi now so I'll post a bit at a time

  wee eddie 22:43 08 Jul 2018

Because of the relatively slow speed of downloads, better to do so in smallish batches.

You will tben be able to see what has downloaded.

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