[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

    Feb 9, 2010
    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 Suspended

    May 20, 2015
    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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