Can't move Photos library to iCloud Drive.

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Alan Mackey, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Alan Mackey macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2011
    I mean, I can move it there no problem but Photos won't let me use it. I can browse its contents using Finder, open files, delete them.. but Photos keeps complaining about using an appropriate filesystem.

    Does anyone know of any workaround?
  2. alFR macrumors 68020

    Aug 10, 2006
    AFAIK you aren't supposed to manually move the Photos library folder to iCloud drive: you're supposed to enable iCloud photo library in Photos, then Photos uploads the files for you.
  3. gpspad macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2014
    It depends on your settings.

    If you choose to store them, photo will keep a copy of them. If you choose optimize it only keeps a small version.

    They need to add an "keep an archive of the cloud" option that won't delete the copy on your mac, so you can clean out your cloud w/o loosing the photos.
  4. gpspad macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2014
    That would be awesome.

    We also need a add location option.

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