Unused Folders in iCloud Drive

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  1. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Is it normal to have folders only viewable in the web Drive app of apps like Quicktime that are disabled through setting on my Mac? They are empty and I can view the empty file in iOS, but not in the Mac Finder.

    I have one for Scripts, Automator, Quicktime, etc. that are not checked on my Mac's iCloud Settings.

    Thanks.
     
  2. rehlers macrumors member

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    I have that same thing happening to me. I find it makes iCloud Drive even less appealing. When I browser iCloud Drive from iOS apps that support it, I have 8-10 empty folders that I cannot get rid of. Some are for apps that I don't even have installed any more. I don't see any way to get rid of them.
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    It lets you see hidden files. That's the only explanation I can think of. Because when I look in mine on OS X, I don't see the majority of my iOS apps, but when I enable hidden folders I do.

    Simple fix I bet. Maybe when 8.1 finally comes out.
     
  4. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I have same problem and am not impressed.

    I installed an app and then deleted on IOS. I can still see the folder when picking using other apps from IOS. I don't see in iCloud drive and I don't see in Yosemite. If I show hidden folders in Yosemite I then see it.

    Junk!
     
  5. Alimar macrumors 6502a

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    Before I set up the iCloud Drive (there is a screen with app choices), I unchecked everything but Pages, so no other folders would appear. Only the Pages folder appears.
     
  6. rehlers macrumors member

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    Yeah, unchecking the apps removes them from the view in Yosemite, but they all still show up on my iPhone in the ios picker for me. I can delete everything from the iCloud drive folder in Yosemite, but there is no delete option via the web or iPhone.
     
  7. danielceleste macrumors regular

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    Same here. The only concerning part, to me, about this is that after signing out of iCloud and back in on your Mac, it will only ever show folders created or modified after you sign back in. And there's no other way to unhide the old ones.

    I'm also having issues accessing plain folders I add to Drive from my Mac in iOS' document picker, despite them showing on the web.

    That leads me to conclude that the iCloud Drive web app is the only location without flaws.
     
  8. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    How do you enable and disable hidden folders on OS X?
     
  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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