Managing iCloud Files

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by blast87, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2012
    How are we 'suppose' to manage iCloud files from within Mountain Lion and on my iOS devices. For example I use iA writer and I have a bunch of different files stored in iCloud. If I want to edit a bunch of the names and delete a few odd ones or rename the file I'm using. What is the correct way to go about doing this? It seems the only way is to go through the 'open' option and it brings up the iCloud documents. This goes for pages as well. Really the only way to access the files is through that open menu/window... that I know of anyways.

    I'm not complaining about iCloud, I love it, just want to know if theres a better way to go about editing/deleting files.
  2. macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2012
    Use finder and go to (shift-cmd-G) "~/Library/Mobile Documents/" and you can find all your files there.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Jun 24, 2010
    You can see all your iCloud documents in Finder/All My Files.
  4. macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    Strange that Apple hasn't put a dedicated iCloud folder visible in the finder. I would have thought that this would be a relatively easy task....
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV

    The iCloud Preference Pane also allows you to manage iCloud items. I don't think you can rename them in the pref pane though.
  6. macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    System Prefereces > iCloud > Manage button and then you can delete iCloud files for that application.

    And in the open iCloud document window you can right click and Rename.
  7. macrumors 68030

    Jul 13, 2008
    As you are discovering, iCloud isn't the Finder. You can't access any old file from any old application, and move things easily around. Not that the Finder is state of the art, but iCloud's model is to have files associated ever more closely with just the application that created them. More like on your iPhone. You can't even structure them several folders deep.

    You need to take all this into consideration when deciding where to save stuff. If, like most of us, you might need to open a spreadsheet in either Excel or Numbers, for example, it's just far, far easier to store it in Dropbox. And easier to understand.


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