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c0LdFire

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The way they started wording it in the keynote made me feel like it might finally have some sort of selective sync, but I can't install the betas until I get home later to confirm :(
 

zorinlynx

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I hope it's TRUE selective sync, which you can enable on any folder.

I'd love to have some folders that are the same on all my Macs, but I want to be able to choose WHICH ONES.

Also, I hope the data is stored locally on the disk, in a regular folder, and not in "Mobile Documents" so I can back it up correctly. iCloud by itself is not an adequate backup.
 

c0LdFire

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You'd think it would be extremely obvious to them that this is what iCloud Drive needs to take off. For the time being, I feel very "stuck" with Dropbox because no other solution is as seamless.
 
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matjamca

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You'd think it would be extremely obvious to them that this is what iCloud Drive needs to take off. For the time being, I feel very "stuck" with Dropbox because no other solution is as seamless.

Same here. I even messaged Tim Cook in the vain hope someone would listen. I want to back up stuff to iCloud Drive that I want to keep on iCloud Drive and access it from any computer, phone or tablet that I want as needed. There is no point in it being synced everywhere unnecessarily.
 

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TurboPGT!

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Aside from sending links to download files, which isn't a deal breaker, selective Sync is probably the only reason why I still have Dropbox, along side iCloud Drive.

Right now (as of macOS Sierra) iCloud Drive backs up 99% of the files on my Mac..all built in Applications have their own iCloud Drive folder, which is great, and now my Desktop and Documents too, so I can be as disorganized as I want and still be backed up (Great!).

The problem? I have several other computers, mostly small storage PCs, that I want to sync files to. But I don't want my entire iCloud Drive downloaded to those computers. So I still have a Dropbox folder or two that are synced to those machines.

This is a common use case and I imagine it is one of the main reasons any iCloud Drive user still has a Dropbox account. Oh, I also like the feature that collects ScreenShots into their own folder.
 

eyeseeyou

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I don't have a lot of experience with it yet but I think it only syncs whatever is in your "Documents" folder and whatever is on your desktop.
 
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