How to disable iCloud backup when I put stuff in 'my documents' or desktop

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  1. DK777 macrumors newbie

    DK777

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    Title says it, I don't want to automatically back things up to icloud when I put them in my documents. How do I turn that off?
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

    CoastalOR

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    "How to disable iCloud backup when I put stuff in 'my documents' or desktop"
    Go to :apple:>System Preferences...>iCloud>iCloud Drive Options... button>uncheck Desktop & Documents Folders.
     
  3. DK777 thread starter macrumors newbie

    DK777

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    When I do that it warns me that Items will be removed from the desktop and documents and will be stored in iCloud. I want the opposite, I want to delete them from iCloud and store them on Desktop/Documents.

    I just wanna make sure before I go forward, I dont want to lose everything on my desktop/documents. Ive never used iCloud before so not sure how it works. Just raises red flags when I read items will be removed from desktop and documents.
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

    CoastalOR

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    This article has the information (I found this article using Google search for "how to recover document and desktop file from icloud macOS Sierra"):
    https://www.howtogeek.com/273629/ho...-after-disabling-icloud-sync-in-macos-sierra/
     

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