Store in Cloud problem: Can certain folders be exempted?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by zeropede, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. zeropede macrumors newbie

    zeropede

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    The automatic "Store in Cloud" in OSX Sierra is a great feature, and I'd like to keep it, but I'm running into a problem: I work as a video editor and sometimes folders that I need locally get uploaded to the cloud. They're things like textures that the software accesses infrequently, but which I wouldn't know to download until the program malfunctioned after not finding them locally. Does anyone know if there is a way to exempt just certain folders from being automatically archived in the cloud? Possibly with a tag? If not, is there an Apple site to make this a feature request? It seems like a simple enough feature to add.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Feenician macrumors 601

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    I noticed that calling a folder "tmp" makes it ineligible for syncing. Not a good solution for you perhaps but at least gives hope that there are certain rules for exclusion.
     
  3. Partron22 macrumors 68020

    Partron22

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    I'd not go near this cloud service with a ten foot pole, but surely files kept outside of your user folder, or on another partition are not synced?
     
  4. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Anything kept out Documents and Desktop isn't synced. It's called Document and Desktop sync.
     
  5. Partron22 macrumors 68020

    Partron22

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    Thought so, but without proper documentation from Apple it's hard to be sure.
    Too bad I use my desktop to keep temp files I don't ever want to back up.
    They should add a control panel to let you customize the BU choices.
    Might even use it then.
     

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