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iCloud deleted all my Desktop and Documents files

So I updated a machine with a bunch of files on the Desktop and in the Documents folder, and when I upgraded it asked me if I wanted to store these folders on iCloud as well. I hit YES and it began trying to upload everything. Now, I guess I had a large file in one of the folders because the total upload was almost 9GB (i have 200GB of available iCloud space). It failed the upload and has just been stuck on 57kb of 8.89GB uploaded for over a day. I've tried restarting and it hasn't moved. I haven't found a way to quit it either. This has been making my machine incredibly slow and has caused the fans to speed up like crazy. Anytime I try to access an Open or Save dialog, the app I'm using crashes, whether it's Preview, Xcode, Photoshop, or even Safari. So I went to the iCloud system preferences and unchecked the "Desktop and Documents" item. I figured it wouldn't delete things that were still locally saved on my disk. But I was wrong and now every single file on both my Desktop and in my Documents is gone. Not in the trash, nowhere to be found. Gone.Can any one help me with this? Has anyone experienced something similar? The iCloud upload is still there and still isn't progressing at all (not sure what its trying to upload anyways since the files were all deleted). My computer is unusable and my files are all gone. I have a Time Machine backup from last week, but I will not have access to for almost 2 more weeks so if there's a way to recover my files sooner and kill this upload task, that would be amazing.Thanks.
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Thunderbolt Display Not Working

I have a 2020 13 inch MacBook Air and a 27 Inch Thunderbolt Display . I connect using the Apple adapter and everything worked fine until the Big Sur beta 2 update now the display will not turn on. I've tried everything including trying to set up using HDMI. Anyone have the same issue or have a fix?
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Sidecar showing "no devices" with compatible devices

Hello,I am using a MacBook Pro 2018 (more details: see screenshot) with the latest macOS Catalina Beta (19A536g) and a iPad 5th generation with the latest public beta (17A5565b).If I try to use Sidecar in the system preferences, I see "no devices" when trying to select a deviceAnyone else having the same problem? the problem exists since beta 3 I think.. before the update, sidecar was working nearly perfect.I already tried:- logging out and in again with the Apple ID- using a wired connection- checking both devices to be in the same network- Bluetooth and Wifi are enabled on both devices- Handoff is enabled- AirPlay is working with screen mirroring- Asking Google for helpIs this a bug or habe i forgotten something? Anyone else having this problem? Is there a known workaround?
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After upgrade to Big Sur, external HD issues...

I've got a WD My Passport 1TB SSD external drive. I also have 2 MacBook Airs, one mid 2013 and one less than a month old. I used the hard drive to transition from the old one to the new one. Both worked great.  I had the old one enrolled in the beta program so of course after moving to the new one it was too. They both upgraded to Big Sur one night. Long story short one of the programs I use regularly wasn't ready for Big Sur so I attempted to go back to Catalina. I plugged in the hard drive and it just sat there steadily flashing the light. No access in Finder.  I opened DiskUtility and there it was, greyed out with no access.. No mount, no first aid, nothing. So I opened Safari and did some looking. Meanwhile, I cleared out the old MacBook and loaded a new version of Catalina. Turns out, when I force quit fsckhfs, the drive is accessible and I can access it. While it passes all tests on WD's utility app, when I try to run first aid it fails after about 4 hours. Though I can still view and move files in finder, after the force quit of fsckhfs. If I try to renew from backup, I'm stuck because I can't force quit fsckhfs from that stage of boot yet I can't restore from backup after a full boot up. Should I attempt to erase the whole drive, reformat and start making new backups or is there a way to address the problem between the drive and fsckhfs? Interesting note, the drive worked perfectly with Catalina. After loading Big Sur it didn't work. After taking the older MacBook back from Big Sur to a fresh copy of Catalina, it didn't work anymore (unless I force quit fsck_hfs). FYI, the ext HD was connected to the old MacBook when it upgraded to Big Sur. The new one was never upgraded but the HD doesn't work when connected to the new one. Thanks to all for the assistance.
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Big Sur Mac App Store stuck installing app, never completes

For the past 3-4 betas (currently beta 9), my Big Sur installation's Mac App Store has broken. iMovie and/or Final Cut never install; they download, with the progress 'roundel' going to its 3/4 position, but then there is no advancement. 'zsh', part of a process family tree that seems to include install-related components, spins at 100% CPU and nothing ever progresses further. One or two other apps have managed to update, but those two are both stuck. I've tried deleting and reinstalling the apps - well, now they won't install at all either, same problem. So, neither update nor install works. After a reboot, the prior broken state is restored. Battery life is awful, since one CPU core is constantly pegged at 100% CPU. Killing every process I can find related to the store or updates doesn't help as they soon respawn and the situation reoccurs. I've tried deleting the app store caches - no good. A few of the update-related files and folders are now no longer accessible even to sudo, and I don't want to go to the trouble of disabling SIPS etc. & safe mode unless I'm fairly sure it's doing any good, so haven't wiped those. I'd prefer to know what I'm doing rather than stampeding around deleting almost-random things with little more than guesswork. I was hoping that someone reading here knows how this stuff actually works and could perhaps direct me towards the magic file that needs deleting so the system doesn't just keep stupidly restoring the same crashed state. Ideally, I don't want to just reinstall the whole OS, since very likely, the situation will just repeat - after all, why wouldn't it? Happened once, happens again; the internet has plenty of articles about stuck store downloads going back years; that's why I'm looking for hopefully some real understanding of how the mechanism works, so that if the problem repeats it can be resolved. Even better, maybe I might be able to prevent it happening and/or formulate some kind of useful bug report that isn't just thrown in the bin because it basically says "This does not work" without any other particularly useful information. Thanks in advance for any ideas :-)
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Media Keys Do Not Work For iTunes

Since updating to the High Sierra beta, the media keys (skip backward, play/pause, skip forward) do not seem to be working with iTunes anymore. They do however work in Safari to control the playing and pausing of video content (e.g. YouTube).iTunes Version: 12.6.2.20macOS: 10.13 Beta (17A358a)Any ideas would be helpful!
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How to Fix Cracking and Popping Sound ?

Hello, is it anyone here ( or on this planet ) that can help with this issue on Catalina Mac OS 10.15.5 Beta 3 (19F72f).I am using MacBook Pro 16 inches. 😟
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iOS 14 bluetooth problem

So i did install iOS 14 the beta version on my iPhone 11 Pro 256GB version. Got a few problems. Maby people know the solution for it. Bluetooth with mu Airpods Pro stops working after time. One moment it works perfect. Then the music stops and the connection in gone. Have to reconnect the bluetooth than everthing works again. Same bluetooth problem with my car radio. i Also have the problem that my phone stops working. Black screen and reboot. Anymore know what to do with this?
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MacOS Big Sur install problems

Hello everyone! I have searched the web but have not found anyone with a similar issue. When Installing the Dev beta on my 2019 MacBook Pro it will finish installing at 12.88GB then it pulls up an error saying gatekeeper and installasistant.pkg failed or something along those lines. Anyone know a fix for this? thank you!
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Music widget permanently on lock screen?

Can’t seem to figure out how to get rid of the music player on the lock screen. Even with no music playing it’s there. Anyone else seeing this? http://tinypic.com/r/10ghbgh/9
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Big Sur 11.2 not going to sleep when closing lid

MBA 2015 after Big Sur update to 11.2 beta 20D5042d not going to sleep when closing lid. When booting in safe mode - sleep works ok. System Monitor shows that WindowServer process prevents system from sleeping. Clicking on Apple->Sleep works ok. NVRAM,PRAM,SMC reset didn't help.
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Cannot use “Erase All Contenand Setting” in iOS 11 beta 2

I’ve found that after updated to iOS 11 beta 2, the “Seeting –> General –> Erase –> Erase all Content and Setting” cannot not be workI’ve tried on my iPhone SE, 7 Plus, iPad Pro 9.7” 10.5” also getting same issue.Hope can be fix on next beta update.Thanks!
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PS4 controller

just wondering if anyone has been able to get the ps4 controller to pair with tvOS 13? Or is this something that will come in later betas?
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