iCloud photos that are not downloaded or displayed under Windows 10

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iCloud seems to be the ideal way to share and view your photos stored on Apple devices. The same can be downloaded from the iCloud Photo Library/My Photo Stream and stored on a Windows PC. However, an error can occur halfway through the process, preventing you from completing the task. If you’ve been constantly bothered by this problem, don’t get angry! Read on to find a permanent solution to this problem.

iCloud photos not downloaded under Windows 10

Here are some solutions you can try!

1: Configure iCloud Photos

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If iCloud is installed on your PC, check the’Photo Options’ window to see if you have configured iCloud Photos correctly to upload your photos.

Click the iCloud icon in the taskbar.

Then select the’Open iCloud settings’ option.

When you are done, click Options next to the photos to open the’Photo Options’ window.

Check if the following options are enabled? If this is not the case, activate it before continuing.

      1. iCloud Photo Library
      2. Upload new photos and videos to my PC

2: Force Upload iCloud Photos

Click the iCloud icon in the taskbar as shown in the screenshot above, then select the option’Upload Photos” instead of’Open iCloud Settings’.

The pop-up window’Upload photos and videos’ should be visible immediately. Here you can select the iCloud photos you want to upload. All photos are sorted by default year.

Simply press the’Download‘ button below to confirm your action. After confirmation, all your photos should be visible in the iCloud Photos download folder.

Visit iCloud Photos now to see new folders created after years.

3: Restart iCloud

Start the Task Manager by right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting the option.

Then, in the Process tab, search and select the following processes.

      1. iCloud drive
      2. iCloud photo library
      3. iCloud photo stream
      4. iCloud photo stream services

Now reload the application and see if this fixes the problem.

4: Update iCloud

If not all of the above methods work, try updating iCloud. That could finally solve the problem.

If you know of other solutions, please let us know in the comments below.

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