Ho to download iCloud library (Backup folder, e.g WhatsApp) to Desktop (Mac)

thanks for reading this.

How can I download folders from ~/Library/Mobile Documents/ ?

  • I see that I have 10 gigabyte of files saved in the cloud as WhatsApp backup.
  • I want to download that to my desktop.
  • I know it is located in e.g. /Library/Mobile Documents/42T9237FN3~net~whatsapp~WhatsApp/Accounts/<98798799897>/backup

But I can only see meta files of type .icloud there on desktop.

I need to fetch the whole folder and all backup files to my desktop for further investigation.

Any idea?

Thanks so much!