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

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

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    Jess13

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

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    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 macrumors 601

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    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

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    iCloud Drive does have website access
     
  5. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    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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