Folders in iCloud Drive in MacOS.

match14

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My folders in iCloud Drive Documents, Desktop etc. show as read only for everyone when I right click and select get info.

Does anyone else get this?
 

26139

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There are three options, correct?
Username (Me), set to read and write, staff set to read only, and everyone set to read only?
 

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I would recommend leaving it alone.
Staff refers to all non-admin users of your computer and I believe everyone refers to users on your network if you have sharing on.
 
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revmacian

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The files inside my Documents folder seem to be 755 (rwxr-xr-x).. user has full perms while group and other have read-only perms. This is how it should be.

I think the iCloud Drive folder in Finder is a smart folder. The location is actually ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/ and if you ls that location in Terminal you'll find many folders that aren't visible in iCloud Drive in Finder. The Documents folder is ~/Documents but it appears in iCloud Drive in Finder - which leads me to believe that Finder does some weird magic when displaying the contents of iCloud Drive.
 
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