If I save files to iCloud in apps in Mountain Lion that support such saving, where on my drive can I find these files if I want to run command line utilities on them, edit them in other programs, etc?

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They're located at ~/Library/Mobile Documents.

Each application has its own individual folder under Mobile Documents where its documents and settings are stored.

  • not the cleanest looking location (compared to say ~/Dropbox) :/
    – cavalcade
    Oct 21, 2014 at 7:55

enter image description hereThe folder ~/Library/Mobile Documents seems to be the magic iCloud folder. In fact, if you open said folder in the Finder, the folder name changes to iCloud and it gets a cloud icon rather than a standard folder icon. Pressing will not return you to the ~/Library folder.


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