Restoring Deleted Files In iCloud

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These days many Mac people are using iCloud for all kinds of things. I know some Mac users don’t trust it, but as afar as I am concerned it has come a long way over the last couple of years. If you are an iCloud user, then you will need to know how to “Restore” deleted files in iCloud. 

Restore Deleted Files

Restoring Deleted files in iCloud is quite easy. The only drawback is iCloud only keeps deleted files for 30 days, then they are permanently gone. After logging into iCloud you need to go into the Settings area:

iCloud Settings

Once in Settings, scroll to the Advanced section at the bottom of the page and click on Restore Files:

Restore Files

You will be taken to this window:

Restore Window

As you can see you can Restore Contacts, Calendars and Bookmarks as well. All you have to do in this window is scroll to the file you wish to Restore and select it:


You can select more than one file or all the files. Once your selection is complete just click on “Restore” and the file in question is placed in the appropriate place on iCloud. 

In my case I Restored a copy of my wife’s Resume which was created in Pages. When I went into the Pages Folder in the iCloud Drive the file was present:

Restored File

This whole process is quite simple, it only takes a minute or so to Restore the files you need.


iCloud has become a very important part of the Apple ecosystem. I use it for all kinds of iOS and macOS stuff. It’s functionality is getting better and better all the time.

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