Some apps create their own folder in the iCloud Drive. Because I want to see everything all the time I enabled show hidden files (like here).

So this is how my iCloud Drive folder looks like: my iCloud Drive


I do not need the faded out folders "PrinterPro", "Sprit-Rechner", "PDF Expert", "PRINT" and "Trails" and I can't delete them. They will just come back.

Solution Attempt

The left side of the picture shows my iCloud Drive settings where you can enable or disable some folders, but the faded out do not show up there. I also tried to reinstall the apps but I can't find any option for iCloud folders.

  • 1
    Are these apps installed on other devices connected to your iCloud account such as an iPhone or iPad? – JBis Jun 22 '18 at 23:14
  • 1
    Did you consider turning hidden files back on? Apple hides some files for a reason the are only of utility to the OS or an App. There is nothing there that you can meaningfully interact with, so why annoy yourself with folders and files that are automatically created/re-created that you can't do anything about? – Steve Chambers Jun 22 '18 at 23:44
  • @JBis No they are not. I deleted them years ago. – Colin Jun 23 '18 at 7:41
  • @SteveChambers There are some places where I need to see the hidden files. Especially on remote directories. – Colin Jun 23 '18 at 7:48

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .