Updated: March 18, 2023
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Can I search for a particular video on icloud, i want to look for a particular date and time

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Nice to meet you, *****!
Thank you for the provided details.
Yes, you can!
How do you search iCloud by date:


Searching by date
Tap the Search tab in Photos and then begin entering a date in the search box.
Is everything clear with the provided instruction, *****?

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I have been on photos in my icloud account but i cannot see the search tab

Ok, what device are you using for it?

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I am on a PC windows

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Thank you for the clarification!

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On your Windows computer, open File Explorer, then click iCloud Photos in the Navigation pane. If you don't see iCloud Photos, click Pictures in the Navigation pane, then double-click iCloud Photos. Double-click a thumbnail to download and view it.


Is everything clear with the provided instruction?

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I am looking for a particular file on icloud.com. I can see it on PC as you explained, but i want to know how can i see it on icloud.com. i want to delete if from my PC but i want to make sure i can still access it on icloud.com it is a large movie file. i want to make sue it is still there. an i able to do that?

If you have downloaded files from your iCloud account to a device like a PC or a laptop - you can delete them on the device and still have them on your iCloud
If you delete files directly from iCloud - then the files will be inaccessible

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So, to go back to my original question. I will be unable to sort by photos and videos in date order or able to pick a date, i will just have to search manually?

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It can sort files automatically but if you want something specific - you have to do it manually by typing the date into a search bar

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again to my original question, i cannot find a search bar on icloud.com. which i find very strange.

Could you, please, send me a screenshot?

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ok, please wait

I'll be here!

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Thank you for the screenshot.
*****, let's try to install the iCloud app to your PC, is that ok? So we can look for files more easily
Here, you can follow the easy steps to install the software: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204283

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I do have the icloud app on my Pc, i will send you screenshot.
The top movie item is where i am trying to find it on icloud.com and i cannot find it. so i am worried to delete it. it is taking up to much space.

Yes, I understand that. I have sent you a link to install it
The app on Windows is convenient to manage your iCloud files so you can find the
movie ok let me try
I'll be here in case you will need any additional help.

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This is the App that I already have

Great! Please, try to open Drive

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Yes I can open the app and i can see my photos

Try to find the search option, please

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i have searched and i have found the item i want.
to delete

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i cannot find it when i go to the website icloud.com

As I can tell, Apple didn't provide the search option for a web version of the iCloud Drive

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ok, thank you for your help.

You're welcome!
I’m glad I was able to get that sorted out for you. Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

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no thank you.

I am so pleased to see your issue got resolved!

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