Anyone know of a way to exclude files from iCloud backup?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by sniffs, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. sniffs macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2013
    So for whatever reason, Parallels likes to install the .PVM file into \Documents.. if you move it out, iCloud still recognizes it as a document it wants to backup. Problem is, my .PVM is like 60GB..

    It's the single biggest file that iCloud wants to back up and I dont want it to.. I can't keep my Macbook Pro Retina that has Parallels in sync with my iMac and Macbook Pro because of this.

    Idea's to exclude it?
  2. jdasikainen macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2016
    Bald Knob Arkansas
    disable iCloud documents sync just put the files you want into iCloud as you need to
  3. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    I'm surprised Parallels doesn't have an option to exclude the file, much as they do with Time Machine.

    Have you tried contacting Parallels support to see what they say?

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