How to choose which folder to sync?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by SilentFisher, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. SilentFisher macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello,

    How to choose, which folders on the iCloud Drive will not sync with my HARD DRIVE on mac? It's pretty anoying, all files which I upload to the drive is syncing with my Mac's hard drive and taking away my space.
     
  2. rugmankc Contributor

    rugmankc

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    Dayton, Ohio
    #2
    I think they all will sync and take up space on your HD. I went down to 50gb per month for backup space if needed. But, started to use CrashPlan and Sync. Trialing both of them atm.
     
  3. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    All files are stored on your Mac under Library: Mobile Documents. iCloud is a syncing service and not a file hosting service.
     
  4. Julien, Mar 30, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016

    Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    Again, iCloud is a syncing service. If you delete a file that is synced to iCloud from your Mac it will auto delete from iCloud. If you want to store files in the cloud and not on your Mac you need to use a file hosting service.
     

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