How to read what's in my iCloud drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by leinker, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. leinker macrumors newbie

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    Apparently I have 10.5mb of documents in my iCloud drive. I have no recollection of adding anything to iCloud and I have no idea what these documents are.

    There appears to be no obvious way of actually opening these documents to see what they are.

    Can anyone help please?

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  2. Pomeroy macrumors 6502

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    Look on the image you posted, click the Manage button
     
  3. leinker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That just gives me this. I can't see anything here that could be 10.5 mb?

    Or is the empty backups file 10.5 mb?

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  4. Pomeroy macrumors 6502

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    Doyon have iCloud Drive showing in the sidebar of Finder? If not add it and see what it shows. Go to Finders Presences> Sidebar and add a check mark to iCloud Drive then see what it shows in it
     
  5. leinker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iCloud drive is in my sidebar but when I click on it it seems to be saying that I don't even have it turned on as per the screenshot below.

    Apart from a couple of iPods my only apple devices are an iMac which is what I'm using now and a Mac mini. When I click on iCloud drive in finder>sidebar on both my iMac and Mac Mini I get the same thing as below.

    Surely I should be able to simply log in to www.iCloud.com and access my data but I can't. It just tells me that I have 10.5 mb of documents without giving me any obvious way of knowing what these documents are.

    Perhaps the documents in iCloud are what I have in my iTunes account maybe? I'd just love to know for sure. I don't like the idea of my iCloud storing my data that I appear to be unable to look at or delete.

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  6. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Does it matter? Likely just some index files or whatever.
     
  7. leinker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If it's indexing files then great, I'd just like to know. The fact that there's no obvious way of finding out what these documents are concerns me.

    iCloud is supposed to be an extra hard drive to help keep your data secure. And like the hard drive you have in your computer or an external hard drive you may have in your home, you should be able to view everything that's on it.

    If you can't view, modify or delete at will what's on your iCoud then it matters. At least it does to me.
     

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