1. iMore Question's Avatar
    All those files that are suppose to be store in the cloud are also stored on my Mac hard drive taking up valuable space. Anyone know a work around?
    10-19-2014 03:03 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Not a sham. It's working as designed. Like any other cloud service ala Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc., it is a syncing service designed to keep files available on multiple devices.
    10-19-2014 03:06 PM
  3. fingtxcwby's Avatar
    Wrong. When you upload to Dropbox,drive etc you can delete the file from your computer. Not so with iCloud drive.
    10-19-2014 03:30 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    If I delete a Dropbox file on my computer and then go check Dropbox on my iPhone, the file has been deleted. Yes I know there are ways of recovering it, but in essence it is deleted everywhere. If you delete an iCloud Drive file on your computer, you can recover it from the trash can.
    10-19-2014 04:16 PM
  5. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    All those files that are suppose to be store in the cloud are also stored on my Mac hard drive taking up valuable space. Anyone know a work around?
    In Dropbox (and I assume iCloud Drive) you can do what's called a SELECTIVE SYNC, which means you can sync only certain folders to your hard drive. Thus, you can store all your crap in the Cloud, but save space on your hard drive.

    Make sense?
    10-19-2014 04:46 PM
  6. fingtxcwby's Avatar
    Selective sync lets you sync only certain files to multiple devices. The files are still stored on your computer. I was just hoping to use iCloud Drive as an external drive in the "cloud" as many websites, including this one, suggested a use for it.
    10-19-2014 04:57 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Read the FAQs regarding iCloud Drive via the following link.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201104
    10-19-2014 05:15 PM
  8. fingtxcwby's Avatar
    I have read it. It says store any type of files in the cloud about 15 times.
    10-19-2014 05:23 PM
  9. iEd's Avatar
    When I moved a few files from my desktop to iCloud Drive they are no longer on my desktop.
    10-19-2014 05:29 PM
  10. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    Are you making sure you are moving the files and not copying?
    10-19-2014 05:54 PM
  11. fingtxcwby's Avatar
    Yes. They came from an external drive straight to the iCloud drive. I have no storage in my Mac now.
    10-19-2014 06:06 PM
  12. iEd's Avatar
    From a external drive they copy. From the desktop they move.
    10-19-2014 06:25 PM
  13. joemd60's Avatar
    Karen is correct, if you delete a file from any cloud storage on your computer.
    It removes it for example, from Dropbox, I know because I learned the hard way.
    10-20-2014 04:35 PM

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