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This seems obvious, but can't figure it out. How can I find which files are shared to other people in iCloud drive? Finder shows individually a text under each shared file, but I would like to see a list of all shared files.

See more information about file share functionality (add people) on Apple Support Pages under Share files section where it says:

You can allow people to view and edit files by sharing them using iCloud Drive.

If I share hundreds of files, after a while it will become hard to find and unshare files that no longer need to be shared. I'm questioning the auditability of the share functionality.

  • Does the iCloud Drive folder not work for you? – JMY1000 Jul 10 '18 at 21:11
  • iCloud Drive folder works fine. I would like to find a list of files that are shared from iCloud Drive to other people using Add People functionality. See details on Apple Support Pages under Share Files. – KLaalo Jul 11 '18 at 11:59
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I'd like to have a robust method to find this out too. The only method I know is this: (bold is the key step, very verbose here to be understood by everyone)

  1. go to the iCloud Drive folder you want to find shared files
  2. search in this folder, by say, Cmd + F
  3. make sure current directory is selected, not "This Mac"
  4. search by string shared by me (quoted "shared by me" would not work)
  5. hopefully all documents "shared by me" is shown, per document,
    1. optionally, right click and click Show in Enclosing Folder, only in the enclosing folder you will be able to see the file is marked as "shared by me"
    2. right click on the "Shared by me" file, Share > Show People
    3. select Share Options, choose Stop Sharing

This method is not robust however as you can imagine if a document has a name containing "shared by me" or so would match.

I tried checking the xattr without success. It will be great if there's a robust method be it command line or GUI.

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  1. open a Finder window
  2. in the menu bar (top of your screen), click Finder, Preferences...
  3. click the Sidebar tab in Finder Preferences dialog/window
  4. under the Favorites heading, tick the option box next to iCloud Drive
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    This only shows the iCloud Drive in Finder. I would like to find a list of files that were shared to other people from iCloud Drive. See Share Files on Apple Support pages to find more information about sharing files from iCloud Drive. – KLaalo Jul 11 '18 at 11:58
  • Yes - I got that, but I didn't understand why someone would want to work from the web interface when the same functions are available in Finder. At any rate - all I think you're going to get from Finder or from the website icloud.com is a small shared notation (e.g. Shared by me) after the file name. Sorry this didn't help. – Seamus Jul 11 '18 at 16:54
  • Oh, didn't actually note that the support page was for icloud.com. The medium is irrelevant. I'm interested about a list of shared files so that I can check that shares are current and necessary. If I share hundreds of files, after a while it will become hard to find and unshare files that no longer need to be shared. I'm questioning the auditability of the share functionality. It surely seems that there is no other way than to just check file by file. – KLaalo Jul 11 '18 at 18:10
  • @KLaalo: I agree that it's not a manageable situation for those who share many files, but it seems that's all that Apple offers :( A cursory search on Google didn't reveal any 3rd party apps that support that either. You might try posting your question to Software Recommendations – Seamus Jul 12 '18 at 16:58
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You can find the files that have been shared by going to an iOS device (iPhone, iPad) and using the Files app or within Pages, Number, Keynote when opening a file. This functionality has been available for a long time in iOS but unfortunately it has not found its way fo mac osx.

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