Safe to move app folders in iCloud Drive?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by johannnn, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. johannnn macrumors 65816

    johannnn

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    With Apples push towards iCloud Drive I wanna give it a shot. However, my iCloud drive is full of folders from random apps. How are everyone coping with that? I wanna have top folders like "work", "home", "computer", not those 3 folders together with 30 app folders like pixelmator, automator, keynote and pages.
     
  2. Rigby macrumors 601

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    You can create your own folders like "work" etc., but do not delete or move the app folders. Apps that support iCloud drive expect them to be in that location (and re-create them automatically if necessary). Unfortunately Apple doesn't give the user complete control when it comes to directories in iCloud Drive.
     
  3. johannnn thread starter macrumors 65816

    johannnn

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    Yeah that's what I'm doing at the moment. Unfortunately my important folders gets lost in the high amounts of useless app folders..
     
  4. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    At least it seems we can finally delete unused folders by apps that we have removed or no longer use. I remember a couple years ago this was an issue and the folders would linger around forever.

    I cannot remove the Desktop folder though... I temporarily enabled the desktop and documents folders and it created these. I can actually remove the Documents folder from OSX whereas the Desktop one keeps popping back. Neither of them I can remove from the IOS app - says not supported. Seems Apple wants these to stay.
     

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