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    I've already paid for 2TB of iCloud storage and figured I would be able to transfer the 400gb amount of data from my external hard drive straight over to the iCloud Drive on my Mac. However, a pop-up appears saying I "don't have enough free storage here", which is not the case as the iCloud storage is saying I have 1.93TB available. I've been to click on the iCloud DRIVE "get info" and that is saying there's only 6.19gb on the disk.

    Is the iCloud storage something different to iCloud Drive?

    If someone can please help clear this up and if you have directions on how to store my external hard drive data to the iCloud Drive (or even iCloud!) that would be much appreciated please!
    10-12-2017 06:07 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The information via the following link may be helpful to you.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206504
    10-12-2017 07:54 PM
  3. CharlieChops's Avatar
    I've already paid for 2TB of iCloud storage and figured I would be able to transfer the 400gb amount of data from my external hard drive straight over to the iCloud Drive on my Mac. However, a pop-up appears saying I "don't have enough free storage here", which is not the case as the iCloud storage is saying I have 1.93TB available. I've been to click on the iCloud DRIVE "get info" and that is saying there's only 6.19gb on the disk.

    Is the iCloud storage something different to iCloud Drive?

    If someone can please help clear this up and if you have directions on how to store my external hard drive data to the iCloud Drive (or even iCloud!) that would be much appreciated please!

    The very same thing has just happened to me!
    05-10-2020 05:31 PM
  4. CharlieChops's Avatar
    Not really!

    Is there something specific I should look at.
    05-10-2020 05:32 PM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    If someone can please help clear this up and if you have directions on how to store my external hard drive data to the iCloud Drive (or even iCloud!) that would be much appreciated please!
    Simply copy all the content on your external hard drive to the iCloud folder on your Mac or Windows computer.
    05-10-2020 06:15 PM
  6. Ed7789's Avatar
    Make sure when you copy the data that you first have enough storage space on your local drive. This is because the data will live on your local drive until it is cleared out to make space or because it's not been accessed for a while.

    You could also upload to iCloud Drive using https://icloud.com and then the local storage shouldn't become involved.
    Last edited by Ed7789; 05-10-2020 at 08:20 PM. Reason: Fixed a typo
    05-10-2020 08:13 PM

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