I got a MacBook first and synced Documents and Desktop to iCloud. Then I got a Mac Mini and also enabled syncing. Now with the Desktop it works as expected: Same files on both Desktops. But in Documents a subfolder for my "Mac Mini Documents" was created. I was expecting a single shared Documents folder. Can I put those files (Mac Mini's Documents) in the main Documents folder without breaking anything?

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This is how it works. You can now merge and clean up the documents as you wish. Start with a couple files, test and then move them all.

I do also keep backups from my mini for if or when a sync delete deletes more than I expected. You only have a limited time to recover them from the web app interface for iCloud

icloud web app settings interface to recover deleted files


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