Move iCloud Drive to another volume

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by rick987611, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. rick987611 macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2008
    I would like to use iCloud drive for everything, but I have one glaring issue. I can not move it off the OS volume. I would like to be able to move it out to an external drive. Is this possible?
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    So you want to go into your iCloud servers at Apple and move it to your external? That doesn't make any sense.
  3. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2006
    I guess what he really means is have the local copy which lives in ~/Library/Mobile Documents on an external.

    I think iCloud Drive is best used as Apple intended at least at the moment, rather than doing any hacks.
  4. hingedthinker macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2014
    You guys are missing the point of the OP. We run SSD's and we want ALL of our GB's of files stored locally. You can't do that if Apple doesn't let you move the icloud drive folder from the system library root.... like you can with Dropbox. This KILLS the service for me. And probably most serious users.
  5. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    It is not in the "system library root", it is in the Library folder in your home directory. And as Apple does let you locate your home directory anywhere you want, I think that is where you find your solution.


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