Mac users beware – a macOS Sonoma 14.4 bug could delete saved versions of files in your iCloud Drive

Mac users beware   a macOS Sonoma 14.4 bug could

The most recent replace for macOS Sonoma has yet one more bug, this time inflicting havoc for customers’ saved information in iCloud Drive. 

Usually, while you save information inside your iCloud Drive all of the totally different variations of that file will likely be saved for future reference. So, if you happen to’ve been engaged on an enormous venture or project, you possibly can look by means of all of the variations of your file if you want to. 

That is the case even while you take away a file from the drive; the previous variations of it can nonetheless be accessible to you if and while you want them. Sadly for some customers, this new bug erases all of the earlier saved variations when a file is faraway from the iCloud Drive – which might imply all of your work is gone. 

Howard Oakley from The Eclectic Mild Firm acknowledged in a publish that customers of macOS 14.4 who’ve enabled the ‘Optimize Mac Storage’ setting ought to be warned that there’s a danger of dropping all their saved variations of a file in the event that they select to delete or transfer it from the iCloud Drive. Oakley notes that this concern “definitely doesn’t occur in Ventura” and that when examined within the earlier 14.3 updates didn’t observe the issue both.

Clutching my saved information  

In the event you’re nervous about your personal saved information, don’t! You may try to curb the potential menace by both merely not updating your working system to macOS 14.4 if you happen to haven’t already, or disabling the ‘Optimise Mac Storage’ setting. This fashion, your information gained’t be booted off iCloud Drive and neither will any earlier saved variations. 

This bug is merely the newest downside to plague the macOS Sonoma 14.4 replace, following studies that the replace was breaking some customers’ USB hubs and even taking down printers as effectively. So, you’ll wish to be as cautious as attainable if you happen to’ve already up to date to the newest model of Sonoma. 

Thus far there haven’t been quite a few studies of the bug going round, which implies it’s seemingly not a widespread concern simply but. We’ve but to listen to any phrase from Apple relating to these bugs, which might be interpreted as excellent news in itself –  if Apple hasn’t mentioned something but, that’s a very good signal that this can be a minor concern that may most likely be shortly and quietly resolved in an additional replace. 

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