MacOS: iCloud folder not visible

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MacOS: iCloud folder not visible

Post by Inscapes » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:53 pm

Hi People,

I recently migrated a bunch of image files from dropbox to iCloud (on my Mac).
In XnView's "explorer" (folder) view, there is no way I can find the iCloud folder.

it seems that the folder pathway, according to an internet post, is here:

~/Library/Mobile Documents/

if it's in the "user" library, it's normally an invisible 'system' file, which may explain its absence from XnView's folder view.

Does anyone have a solution to how I could browse my iCloud photos with XnView? (I've tried setting up an "alias" to the folder on my desktop, but attempting to open it in XnView simply transfers me over to a finder (mac explorer) window. No luck.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Re: MacOS: iCloud folder not visible

Post by xnview » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:28 am

it's not in ~/Pictures/.....photoslibrary/Masters/....?

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Re: MacOS: iCloud folder not visible

Post by robz » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:45 pm

Hi there,

you may turn on "Show hidden files & folders on Settings>file list and locate the library on your user folder in the XNVIew folder tab, you will then be able to access to the Moblie documents folder which contains your iCloud data (but only the pictures you have actually dowlonaded on your mac will appear full sized).

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