Does iCloud doc sync move or copy?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by DotCom2, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    I'm confused on the new MacOS Documents and Desktop iCloud sync feature.
    Does it "Move" your files to iCloud and delete local files?
    Or does it "Copy" your files hence, leaving files locally as well?
    TIA
     
  2. mrnorwegian macrumors member

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    It depends. If you turn optimize storage off it will copy, but if you turn optimize storage on it might move files to iCloud to save space.
     
  3. DotCom2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    OK I see.
    I don't plan on using the "optimize storage" feature because I have plenty of hard drive space on my iMac.
    Thanks!
     
  4. mrnorwegian macrumors member

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    No problem. You can control the optimize storage setting in Settings -> iCloud -> iCloud Drive (at the bottom). I think it actually was on by default on my iMac so I had to turn it off.
     
  5. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    I found the same, with a clean installation. If iCloud Drive Desktop and Documents folders is enabled, then automatic optimisation is enabled.
     

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