CloudKit "File missing of database" error: how to solve?

I find in the log a File/Action ‘iCloud (CloudKit) message’ stating under Info “File X missing of database Y”. The exact same message repeats every minute (after automatic syncing) (same file X, same database Y). The file is unknown to me, with a weird .manifest extension (long hexadecimal.manifest name). The same message shows on different computers syncing to the same database.

Right-clicking the log line only shows a dimmed pop-up menu.
Neiter Verify & Repair, Optimize, and Rebuild solves the issue.
The file is not present in the ‘Orphaned files’ folder.
I cannot find that file via the Finder.

Any other suggestion?

Please verify the sync store (see contextual menu in Preferences > Sync) - is this successful?

I did both a ‘Verify location quickly’ and ‘Verify database quickly’. Both gave me a ‘successfully verified’ statement in the log, but the same ‘file missing’ messages keep popping up every minute (each time double)…

Please choose Help > Report Bug while pressing the Alt modifier key to start a support ticket, thanks.

OK, done.
Thanks for the support!

After your instructions via email to clean the database from the Sync preferences pane, enabling syncing after the clean was successful. No more error messages! Thanks for the support!


Glad to hear it and you’re welcome :slight_smile:

Hello. I am having the same issue. What is the fix for this same problem. Thank you.