Access iCloud Photos with Windows Explorer

Q

How to access iCloud photos and videos with Windows Explorer?

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A

If you have iCloud for Windows installed and running on your Windows PC, you can access iCloud Photo Library with Windows Explorer as described below:

1. Open Windows Explorer.

2. Enter "Computer" in the folder address box. You see "iCloud Photos" is listed as a system folder.

3. Double-click on "iCloud Photos" to open it. You see 3 sub folders listed:

  • Downloads - Where downloaded photos and videos from iCloud Photo Library are stored.
  • Uploads - Where photos and videos to be uploaded to iCloud Photo Library are stored.
  • Shared - Where photos and videos to be shared with others, iCloud Photo Sharing, are stored.

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Access iCloud Photos and Videos with Windows Explorer
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