Optimize Storage Automatic?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by matt9013, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. matt9013 macrumors 6502

    matt9013

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    Is optimizing storage an automatic thing? I don't want to use this feature and was wondering if this is something that happens on its own?
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    No. it is not on by default.
     
  3. matt9013 thread starter macrumors 6502

    matt9013

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    OK, good to know. Thanks
     
  4. niji macrumors 6502a

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    you better check that.

    you can check:

    apple menu/system pref/icloud/icloud drive/ look at bottom to see if optimize mac storage is marked as on or off
     
  5. matt9013 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I go to that but I don't even have icloud drive checked mark. So I'm good right? It's not even on to work?
     
  6. niji macrumors 6502a

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    you mean, that box is checked?
    its checked by default as you can now see.

    anyway, un-check it. even though you have not clicked on Desktop and Documents folder to iCloud.
     
  7. matt9013 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not checked. So I don't have to worry about my Mac sending files to the cloud?
     
  8. niji macrumors 6502a

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    the Optimization check box actually would be responsible for deleting the files from your local disk, actually, after it claims or thinks that they are safe in the cloud, if, it thinks your local disk is sort of full.(this is actually the way you need to think about this one, since i have nowhere seen the actual rules and timing about lack of recent use that would cause files to be deleted from a local hard disk)
    the check box that would actually be responsible for sending the files is the one that says you want to store your Desktop and Documents files in the cloud. but you have not checked that one, so not to worry.
     
  9. matt9013 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, thanks.
     

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