iCloud sync (files exclusion)

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by dcaccount, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. dcaccount macrumors regular

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    Nov 17, 2013
    #1
    Hello,

    I have just installed OS X Sierra. I find very interesting the possibility to sync Documents and Desktop folders with iCloud.

    However I would like to exclude some files and folders from the synchronization.

    Is that possible? Please advise.
    Thanks,
    daniele
     
  2. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a

    satinsilverem2

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    Richmond, VA
    #2
    iCloud doesn't support selective sync. Its either all or nothing with iCloud Drive.
     
  3. tom123 macrumors regular

    tom123

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    Ohio
    #3
    Yeah bummer, I have house bills in my documents folder. (and some large video files, EyeTV). I could move them, but so many apps use the documents folder to store stuff. Too bad you couldn't choose "Documents 2" to share, and maybe the desktop. :)
     
  4. Jumpie macrumors 6502a

    Jumpie

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    Atlanta
    #4
    So I'm driving home today and get a call from an unknown number in San Jose, CA. I normally never answer these but this one I did. It was someone from Tim Cook's Executive team calling me about an email I wrote to Tim a month ago regarding this same issue.

    I blew through my Comcast cap because of files that were syncing. I told him there needs to be an option to exclude files/folders. I also brought up that you can't left swipe in Notification Center any more to delete emails in iOS 10.

    Needless to say, I was shocked.

    Anyway, he said they've been asked to give this back to the Development Team for review and possibly implement.
     

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