Forcing MacOS to download a specific folder from iCloud Drive to your local device is a straightforward process. This comes in handy when you need an offline access to your iCloud files on your Mac. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to achieve this.

Step-by-step Guide:

  1. Open Finder on MacOS.

  2. Look for the iCloud Drive tab on the sidebar. If it isn’t there, make sure that iCloud Drive is set up properly on your Mac.

  3. Click on the iCloud Drive tab.

  4. Navigate to the specific folder that you want to download from iCloud Drive to your local device.

  5. Right-click on the folder, and click on ‘Download Now’. MacOS will start downloading the contents of the folder to your local drive.

    Please note that the time it takes to download the files will depend on the size of the files and your internet speed.

If the files are not yet fully downloaded, you’ll see a cloud icon with a downward arrow next to the file or folder. This indicates that the file is stored in iCloud and currently downloading to your Mac.

Whether you’re looking to save important files for offline use, or free up your iCloud storage space, this quick process allows you to easily download files from iCloud to MacOS. This not only makes file accessibility convenient but also ensures your important files are stored locally for immediate access, even when offline.

Hope this guide was useful in guiding you on how to force MacOS to download a specific folder from iCloud Drive to your local device. For other Apple and MacOS tech solutions, check our other guides or drop your questions in the comment section below.