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danb77
Jul 27, 2012, 07:57 AM
I like storing files in Folders on my Hard Drive, but I love iCloud. How can I combine the two?!

Is there a way of creating a hardlink or alias on my hard drive that points to an iCloud doc? Any suggestions?



FSMBP
Jul 27, 2012, 08:03 AM
I like storing files in Folders on my Hard Drive, but I love iCloud. How can I combine the two?!

Is there a way of creating a hardlink or alias on my hard drive that points to an iCloud doc? Any suggestions?

There is an actual folder in your Library that holds the latest version of your iCloud files for specific applications (I'm not sure where, maybe someone can chime in).

However, I know that iCloud currently isn't supposed to act like DropBox. DropBox seems like more likely what you want (store files locally on your Mac, and have them in the cloud to access on iOS/Android/wherever). I love iCloud too but for some reason, Apple doesn't want an iDisk/DropBox for iOS.

DanTheAppleMan
Jul 27, 2012, 04:03 PM
iCloud documents can be found amongst others in 'All My Files' in finder, can't seem to create an alias though.

tkermit
Jul 27, 2012, 04:12 PM
There is an actual folder in your Library that holds the latest version of your iCloud files for specific applications (I'm not sure where, maybe someone can chime in).

~/Library/Mobile Documents/<app identifier>/Documents .

I dragged the iCloud document folder for GoodReader (iOS) into the Dock to create a Stack which I can now easily use to exchange files between the iPad and the Mac. :)