iCloud Drive as storage only?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by DanielHenriksen, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. DanielHenriksen macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2014
    Hi All,

    Can I use iCloud Drive as online storage only - or select what to have locally?

    I do not need yet another app/daemon mirroring local stuff, and it seems ID just shows what's in ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents.

    Daniel =)
  2. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    Why not?

    Settings > iCloud. Turn it off, or, click on "Options" to disable/enable piecemeal.

    Can always use iCloud.com to upload/download items.
  3. DanielHenriksen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2014
    I see that - but what about the stuff dragged from Finder?

    I copy a 300MB file to iCloud Drive and it copies it to /Mobile Documents.. so now I have a duplicate. Fine. I delete the file but it's still stored locally in /Mobile Documents.

    I would be great if it stayed in the cloud until I choose to download it :)

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