Unwanted folders created in iCloud Drive

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  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68020

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    Same apps create folders in iCloud Drive - Numbers, Documents by Readle etc.

    They create these folders even if I have turned off the iCloud option in iPhone or iPad settings.

    Is there anyway at all to stop these unwanted folders from creating?
     
  2. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Where are you turning them off?
     
  3. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    iPhone or iPad settings/Apple ID (top of page)/ iCloud
     
  4. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Ah, I see. I’ll be quite honest and say I’ve never experimented with those until now but I just tried them and am a bit confused about what they are meant to do.

    Lots of apps under there don’t create a folder.

    Let’s take MS Word for example. You can save to iCloud with MS Word (though they don’t exactly make it intuitive) but it doesn’t create it’s own folder. I assumed then that switching off the access for Word would just make iCloud Drive inaccessible but, having tried it, it doesn’t. That being the case I have no idea why that permission exists for that app.

    I took another example, Notability, that I know uses iCloud a bit differently, for sync, rather then just saving Files and switched that off in Settings. That has much more of an expected result. All my notes were unavailable when I restarted Notability. They came back when I enabled it too.

    Tentative conclusion: That setting is freaking confusing. Maybe it only applies to certain types of access. Keypair sync and the like. I’m really not sure.
     
  5. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It drives me nuts. Delete the numbers folder and then create another numbers document and it recreates the folder. Well, thats all good but I don’t want that so I’ve turned numbers off in iCloud Drive settings and it still creates the bloody folder.

    iCloud Drive always was a total mess and it looks like Files is no better.
     
  6. Feenician macrumors 601

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    In the regard you describe, I’d have to agree, given what we’ve seen. No better in general I would definitely not agree. I take no offense to your opinion though.
     
  7. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It’s a bit better. Still so I fiddly to do anything.

    1. You can’t name files as you same them to Files.
    2. You can’t make favourites from DropBox.
    3. You can’t drag files from iCloud Drive into other locations or from other locations to iCloiud Drive within the app.
    In fact no, it’s isn’t much better than what was in iOS 10
     
  8. Feenician macrumors 601

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    That caught me earlier. It’s an issue

    Dropbox hasn’t been updated properly yet. There’s a thread about it on page 1 or 2 of this forum with Dropbox confirming it clearly on their twitter and support site.

    You absolutely can. If that other location you tried is Dropbox, see above.
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    Here’s the thread. Not very long

    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...-with-ios-11-files-app.2069986/#post-25084705
     
  9. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I’ll go and have a read about DropBox. Currently that app is totally crippled - eg you can’t post anything from dropbox to a web page. Try uploading a file here from dropbox via Files. Also hate the way dropbox opens in a tiny window but I guess that awaiting the update.

    However another app I use all the time is Documents by Readle - That is iOS 11 compatible and in Files you can’t drag Documents from or to iCloud Drive.
     
  10. Feenician macrumors 601

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    You actually can but the interaction is a but dumb. I have reported it today but no update it on it yet. In the meantime it requires an extra finger.

    Pick up the document (or stack of documents) from the Documents area. With another finger tap the iCloud Drive folder. Drop it in. You could also do the rather more elderly long press->copy. Long press->paste.

    They definitely demoed spring loading at WWDC but it doesn’t work right now. It’s not the finished article by a long shot but it is way better than iCloud Drive, just by virtue of being extensible and inclusive. When they sand off the rough edges, it will be a lot better.
     
  11. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You’re a star thank you. Shame it’s so un-intuitive. Spring would be much better.

    Just copied a document from iCloud Drive to Documnets using your method and it works. Then I went to Documnets within Files and there is no way to delete a document. Oh well it’s 2017 and we can hope and wait.
     
  12. Feenician macrumors 601

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    I agree it’s not right and I’m like 99.9% sure spring loading was demoed. Definitely seems to be a last minute rush and feature cull this year. Hopefully it will come right, usually does.
     

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