Autosave folder to iCloud?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by james1758, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. james1758 macrumors regular

    james1758

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    UK
    #1
    Hi all,

    My friend has just been through a nightmare scenario, they've had their laptop stolen and all their University work was on it. Luckily they're in their first year... but still.

    I want to take steps to prevent this as I am doing my dissertation next year.

    Is there a way to save my 'Uni work' folder automatically to iCloud? And have it automatically back up to iCloud whenever a change is detected in that folder? Could I use iCloud Drive for this? Microsoft OneDrive?

    All this folder has in are Microsoft word documents (plus a few other random documents) but I want to be safe in the knowledge that if anything happens to my computer all my Uni work will be safe.

    Many thanks
    James
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Jul 24, 2009
    #2
    iCloud Drive does exactly that also protect your laptop by putting a boot password on it.
     
  3. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Feb 6, 2014
    #3
    What I did to be able to automatically sync a file in iCloud was move the folder to ~/Library/Mobile Documents
    Then, you can simply open the iCloud Drive folder in Finder and work on your content from there, it will automatically sync changes for you.
     

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