[iCloud] sync Documents but not Desktop

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by klimos, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. klimos macrumors newbie

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    Feb 9, 2010
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    Excuse me if that has been answered already, just point me to the right thread, as my search did not lead to any useful results.

    I started to use iCloud Drive to synchronise Desktop & Documents folders. Is there a way to separate them? I'm happy to have backup of my Documents in the cloud, but syncing Desktop is useless for me. I've been always using it as a Temp folder to e.g. copy a movie I want to watch, download photos from my camera and keep them there for a moment while I'm sorting them or store some documents that I know I will not need them in a few days.

    If I keep it this way my iCloud will quickly fill up with unnecessary rubbish and I won't have place for other things I need, like Photos from my iPhone.
     
  2. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    May 20, 2015
    #2
    Yes it's really annoying. I always download directly to the Desktop to not forget the files. I just turned it off an created my own Documents Folder on the iCloud Drive.
     

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