Deleted Documents Folder

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Mackinjosh, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Mackinjosh macrumors 6502a

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    Bought my brother a new Mac recently and told him that anything he puts in the Documents folder will be uploaded to the cloud drive's Documents folder. Checked on him today to see how it was going and noticed he no longer had a local Documents folder. Just the one in iCloud. I attempted to recreate it but it wont let me, stating that a drive with that name already exists in iCloud. Have they really given users the ability to delete that folder but not recreate it? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    Turn off Desktop and Documents
    When you turn off Desktop and Documents, your files stay in iCloud Drive and a new folder is created on your Mac. You can move files from iCloud Drive to your Mac as you need them, or select all of your files and drag them to the place you want to keep them.
    1. From your Mac, go to Apple menu [​IMG] > System Preferences > iCloud.
    2. Next to iCloud Drive, click Options.
    3. Deselect Desktop & Documents Folders.
    4. Click Done.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206985
     
  3. Mackinjosh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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