MacBook Air 2017.Confused with finder

Davidharry

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Original poster
Jan 5, 2018
141
4
South Wales
Hi. Can somebody please put me on the correct path with sing finder.
on the top I have Documents under that I have Applications then Downloads Movies Pictures iCloud
most of my documents are in the iCloud folder.
My question is if 99% of my documents are on the iCloud what is the documents folder for do I keep items there that I don't want to be saved to the cloud?.Sorry if that sounds confusing I need to sort the documents and the pictures folders etc in a organised method.
Any help please.
Dave
 

iTarbuck

macrumors member
Jan 29, 2019
32
11
Liverpool, UK.
Hi. Can somebody please put me on the correct path with sing finder.
on the top I have Documents under that I have Applications then Downloads Movies Pictures iCloud
most of my documents are in the iCloud folder.
My question is if 99% of my documents are on the iCloud what is the documents folder for do I keep items there that I don't want to be saved to the cloud?.Sorry if that sounds confusing I need to sort the documents and the pictures folders etc in a organised method.
Any help please.
Dave
Yes! Any files stored in the non-iCloud documents folder will be stored on the hard drive of your Mac! If you go into settings>iCloud>iCloudDrive(Options)>and then tick the documents and desktop folders (at the top), and then restart the Mac, you may even notice that the additional Documents folder has disappeared!
 

Davidharry

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 5, 2018
141
4
South Wales
Hi Many thanks for the prompt reply.What you are saying that I could leave the setup as it stands and use the documents folder for items not required on the cloud.Correct?.
[doublepost=1548797240][/doublepost]Sorry to get back to you this is the setup I have the top Documents contents also goes to the cloud.And the documents named David Williams are the one that saves to the hdd.
How do I hide the top documents if possible and keep the iCloud icon instead of that doc folder.
Can you understand what I req. Keep all documents I don't require on the cloud to be saved to the D Williams folder.
 

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iTarbuck

macrumors member
Jan 29, 2019
32
11
Liverpool, UK.
Hi Many thanks for the prompt reply.What you are saying that I could leave the setup as it stands and use the documents folder for items not required on the cloud.Correct?.
[doublepost=1548797240][/doublepost]Sorry to get back to you this is the setup I have the top Documents contents also goes to the cloud.And the documents named David Williams are the one that saves to the hdd.
How do I hide the top documents if possible and keep the iCloud icon instead of that doc folder.
Can you understand what I req. Keep all documents I don't require on the cloud to be saved to the D Williams folder.
Yes, I can help with this!

If you want to remove the document button, simply hold down the command button, and drag it to the trash can!

Hope this helps!
 

Davidharry

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 5, 2018
141
4
South Wales
Hi.Sorry to get back to you.
I went to reorganise my folders went okay I thought.for some reason I’ve ended up with my home folder and the iCloud folder,and another documents folder has come from somewhere.
Is it correct that my home folder and the iCloud is what should be there?.
Sorry to be a pain in the rear.im baffled regarding the third documents folder.what should I do with it? Keep/delete
Thanks very much for your time.
[doublepost=1549373650][/doublepost]Edit
Meant to say when I select the go tab on the menu bar that documents folder shows up there with an option to check the box or uncheck ?