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I'd like to know if anyone knows a backdoor way to use the iCloud drive as a stacks folder in the dock? Like shown in this picture: enter image description here

Apple advisor told me that it's not possible. Another Apple advisor had me create a copy of the iCloud folder on my desktop and drag that folder to the dock to use. I know that option won't work. The point is, he thought it was possible. So I'm not sure if it's possible or not.

  • That's the accepted way to add a folder to the dock. Have you tried it? – Steve Chambers Feb 19 at 22:09
  • I've tried dragging it to the dock... Not allowed to. If I drag it to the desktop first, it creates a copy of my iCloud Drive (not the synced original). – Lando Feb 19 at 22:21
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This may achieve what you're looking for: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6605847?answerId=26864942022#26864942022

Copy and paste from the above link:

It's pretty much impossible to get the complete iCloud Drive folder in your dock. I did, however, find out how to add just the folders from iCloud drive that I manually added. It's a bit of a workaround, but this is how I did it. - In finder you have to use go to folder (CMD+SHIFT+G) and navigate to ~/Library/ - Scroll down to Mobile Documents (This folders seems empty, but actually all your iCloud folders are hidden here) - Drag Mobile Documents to your dock (Once added to your dock you can see it's contents). - Look for the iCloud Drive folder via your new dock folder and drag this one to your dock again (yes it's possible to drag a subfolder, opened via dock, back to your dock) - Now you have a Folder called iCloud Drive in your dock. Remember this only contains the folders you manually added to iCloud drive, it doesn't show the standard folders. So this solution might not be good/work for everyone.

As far as I understand, it's not possible to add your complete iCloud drive folder to your dock. The reason for this is that it's contents are actually fragmented in the ~/Library/Mobile Documents/ folder.

Ow and don't play around (e.g. delete) any of the folders you find under Mobile Documents. This will damage your iCloud Drive functionality. That's a situation you don't want!

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  • Brilliant. It worked like a charm. I'm not concerned with those automatically created folders anyways. This solution works for me. Thank you pdd! – Lando Feb 19 at 23:11

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