Best way to upload to iCloud Drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by richardiju78, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. richardiju78 macrumors newbie

    richardiju78

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    I am running Mavericks and am really not interested in updating to Yosemite. However, I am a grad student and have thousands of pdfs I would like to upload to my iCloud drive (200 gb storage plan) so I can read them on my iPad via GoodReader. Literally thousands of pdfs. I tried uploading via iCloud.com but in two hours only two documents uploaded. That will not do. I know if I updated to Yosemite I would have an iCloud drive right in Finder and (probably) simply be able to transfer files (with multiple folders) directly into that drive. However, I really love Mavericks and don't want to do that. So, how do I get these thousands of files into my iCloud Drive without updating OS X?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    You can't... iCloud drive is only work on Yosemite. I have the thoudsand of PDF's too, and while i am on Yosemite i could use Drive to this, but storage is too expensive.... I use Dropbox Pro. However, even then u must upoad via website.... Causes more issues (eg browser refresh, time out etc)

    Best bet maybe would be external drive, since uploading 200Gig is not even practical...

    or the file transporter. http://filetransporterstore.com/
     
  3. richardiju78 thread starter macrumors newbie

    richardiju78

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    Dropbox Pro might actually be the way to go. I already have a dropbox folder and transferring files (multiple folders) is very simple. However, Dropbox Pro cost more than iCloud Drive. 200 GB on iCloud is only $4 where Dropbox Pro is $10 for 1TB without the option for less storage. I don't need a TB. I don't even need 200 GB. But I'll probably goes with Dropbox Pro. It will be the easiest thing to do.
     
  4. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

    Kissmyne

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    If iCloud Drive is enabled for your Apple ID, it can be managed from iCloud.com even if you have an OS X version prior to Yosemite.

    This includes uploading files, downloading files, sorting them, deleting them... etc...
     

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