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pax-eterna

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Thread title is the question....seems whenever I save a document or photo, screen shot or whatever it goes straight to cloud and not to the Documents folder.
 

TriciaMacMillan

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If you enable iCloud, everything in Documents goes to iCloud.

Either opt out of iCloud if you don’t want it at all, or create another folder under your user folder to store documents that shouldn’t go to iCloud. Note that this folder must not be inside Documents!
 

pax-eterna

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If you enable iCloud, everything in Documents goes to iCloud.

Either opt out of iCloud if you don’t want it at all, or create another folder under your user folder to store documents that shouldn’t go to iCloud. Note that this folder must not be inside Documents!

Thanks - and if I create that folder can I direct the system to automatically place these sorts of things there?

Or alternatively, if I opt out of cloud on the MAC, does that also opt out on the iPhone and iPad too? These devices are all linked, even if I'd prefer them not to be haha!
 

ignatius345

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1) if you don't want your entire Documents and Desktop folders to be synced to iCloud Drive, uncheck the Desktop & Documents Folders setting in iCloud (System Preferences > Apple ID > iCloud Drive > Options). If you DO want all that stuff synced to iCloud, leave that setting on, of course.

2) If you just want to exclude some things from being synced, put them in a folder and add ".nosync" to the end of the name of the folder.

3) You can turn iCloud (or any of its features) on or off on one device and it shouldn't affect the others. They sync separately.
 
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TriciaMacMillan

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Thanks - and if I create that folder can I direct the system to automatically place these sorts of things there?

Or alternatively, if I opt out of cloud on the MAC, does that also opt out on the iPhone and iPad too? These devices are all linked, even if I'd prefer them not to be haha!

Not sure what “these sorts of things” refers to, but all apps allow you to select the folder to save to and most if not all apps should remember the folder.

And yes, you can opt in out of iCloud Drive separately on each device.
 

pax-eterna

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Not sure what “these sorts of things” refers to, but all apps allow you to select the folder to save to and most if not all apps should remember the folder.

And yes, you can opt in out of iCloud Drive separately on each device.

haha sorry, the items I referred to in the OP....
 
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