iCloud Drive: Set up to work like Dropbox, i.e. non-local storage?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Jess13, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Jess13, Oct 10, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2015

    Jess13 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2013
    Title sums up my question. To save SSD space, possible to have files only in iCloud online?
  2. saudor macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2011
    Even with dropbox (if you use the app), files are stored locally with copies in the cloud. If you limit yourself to the browser/web access, dropbox can be cloud only.

    Not sure if icloud drive has a web UI though...
  3. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    DropBox - You can select which files/folders are stored locally. By default its everything but it can be changed in preferences.
  4. thebro20 macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2014
    iCloud Drive does have website access
  5. Brammy macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2008
    You can't do selective folder sync in iCloud like you can with Dropbox. So, basically, if you delete the file locally the copy on iCloud is also deleted.

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