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Questions tagged [documents-in-the-cloud]

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Changing folder setting such that the folder does not try to sync via iCloud (upload data) [duplicate]

I want to load some big Datasets on my computer. However, I don't want iCloud to try and upload those into my iCloud Drive. It would take forever, and I do not need the data on another machine. Is ...
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What is the difference between OneDrive from AppStore and standalone installer

Right now there two options for installing OneDrive: Install from the AppStore Download and install a standalone installer What is the difference between the two if any? (but then why there are two ...
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Cloud storage encryption

Is it recommended to encrypt files stored via cloud. For example, although certain cloud repositories encrypt data in transit - should I still use a secondary encryption tool for cloud storage? ...
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How to always keep a local copy of documents/folder in iCloud?

I'm now using iCloud on OSX 10.12. Many folders and files (for example on my Desktop, etc.) are no more physically present on my hard drive, they have been pushed to the cloud. I have two questions. ...
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Weird iCloud Drive view

How do I get to see all of the folders shown in the folder in this question. When I go to iCloud Drive all I see is: (Parts of image containing personal information whited-out)
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Is cloud syncing possible with FileVault?

Today, on my professional computer, I wanted to open a personal document (PDF) directly from Dropbox website. However, it was impossible for Dropbox to show a preview of this PDF file (This file can’t ...
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Deleted Desktop & Documents Folders from iCloud Drive, but still takes up space

I uncheck Desktop & Documents Folders from iCloud Drive, and I deleted folders manually from Finder, after I copied them to my local storage in my Mac. The folders size is around 13 GB. By the ...
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._ .DS_store files and so on when syncronizing cloud drive services

Is there a way to prevent Dropbox, or any other cloud service, from synchronizing those ._ and .DS_store files, although they exist in the Dropbox folder?
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Cannot delete Desktop and Documents folder from iCloud Drive after accidentally enabling their storage on iCloud

While upgrading to macOS Sierra I accidentally enabled storage of my Desktop & Documents Folders in iCloud. I quickly reversed that by disabling the option, then moving my files back to their ...
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Consequence of using both filevault and cloud encryption

I am using a macbook pro with filevault turned on. I am planning to start using a zero-knowledge cloud service (sync.com) for all my files, to have a secure backup and as a way to share certain files ...
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Why did my desktop and documents suddenly get renamed “Desktop - Local” and “Documents - Local”?

Here's my iCloud settings: As you can see, the Desktop and Documents Folders checkbox is unchecked. Despite this, my Desktop and Documents folders have suddenly been renamed to "Desktop - Local" ...
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iCloud documents in list view (in browser)

When viewing my iCloud documents in a browser window, they are displayed by default in icon view. There doesn't seem to be an option to view them in list view -- which seems astonishing to me. Am I ...
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Best practices for syncing two Macs using Sierra

I have three children who share two desktop Macs. Each kid has her own account on each computer, but up to now none of them has had an Apple ID (they do not have phones or mobile devices, although ...
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How reacts Time Machine with purged Documents in the Cloud?

I have Sierra and I have started Documents in the cloud. Now, the system can purge a document, if it wants space and the document didn't change from a while. In Time machine, I understand that the ...
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Hidden Documents folder after turning off iCloud Drive

I recently tried iCloud Drive for syncing my Desktop and Documents folders. However, Documents was already being synced via Dropbox and I noticed that iCloud Drive and Dropbox don't get along. ...
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Disable Documents and Desktop iCloud sync but keep all files locally?

macOS Sierra I enabled Documents and Desktop iCloud sync and it looks fine to me at the moment (after moving one huge folder out of the Documents folder). But I tried to disable it and it told me ...
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Can't enable iCloud Desktop Documents Sync in Sierra

Every time I try to enable iCloud Desktop and Documents Sync it spins the spinner for a while and it looks like the setting is enabled, but as soon as I reopen settings it is deselected. Console ...
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Deleting files from iCloud but not from the Mac

I just upgraded both my iMac and my Macbook to El Cap (jumping up from Mavericks). When I opened iBooks on my iMac it asked if I wanted to enable iCloud for iBooks. "Sure, why not?" I thought, and ...
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What is a reasonable workflow to copy Android photos to Photos?

My workflow from an SLR and a small camera is simple. Once a month, I take the SD card out, insert it in my Macbook, and Photos can (usually) correctly detect the new photos. I copy them to the ...
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Is there a good solution for syncing photos between the Photos app and Amazon Cloud Drive?

Amazon Cloud Drive offers great pricing: Unlimited storage for $50 a year. Bundled with Amazon Cloud Drive (and with Amazon Prime) is a service that lets you make online photo albums, etc., which can ...
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Why “Documents & Data” is consuming so much space in iPhone?

Looking at the iTunes storage information associated to my iPhone 5S, it seems that Documents & Data occupies around 3.5 GB of space. On the other hand, on the iPhone, Documents & Data stored ...
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Hard link '~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs' to ~/iCloud

Is it possible to do this at all? I've tried the following command: ln /Users/Rowan/Library/Mobile\ Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs/Documents /Users/Rowan/iCloud which results in: ln: /Users/Rowan/...
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Are there any good reasons to NOT symlink 'System Folders' like Photos or Music?

I am currently adopting oDrive for all my cloud storage needs. The only restriction that oDrive has it that it creates a folder called 'ODRIVE' on your computer. Everything that you want to sync has ...
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Prioritize network usage by app?

I have one folder of old videos backing up via an uploader app (odrive), but it's 200 GB so it will take a few days. While that's happening I need to upload a small (50MB) video which I need to send ...
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Application for manage and sync PDF collection

Unfortunately is not possible synch the PDFs files using iBook, so i'm looking for an alternative. I have a huge collection of PDF file and i work with different computers. I'm looking for an ...
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Change my Apple ID email address on iCloud account

I had to make a new email address for my new Apple ID since I forgot my previous Apple ID password and couldn't receive a verification email. Now that I have my new Apple ID and password, my iPhone ...
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Looking for a GTD tool with synchronisation capability

There are a lot of Getting Things Done (GTD) tools out there I can use to manage my tasks. Additionally, most of them include synchronisation capabilities I can use to synchronize my iPad, MacBook etc....
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How can I access iCloud documents/files from an iOS device?

I completed a Numbers document on my Mac, saved to iCloud and now tried to open/read it on my iPhone 4S. I can see it listed in Settings → Manage Storage, but how do I retrieve it?
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Does -tef in the extension stand for anything in documents saved to iCloud in ML?

When you save a new iWork document under Mountain Lion you are given the default extension of .pages-tef or .numbers-tef. These files appear to be directories and a different format than your standard ...
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Can't download DOC or PDF from iCloud web app [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why won’t iCloud let me download Pages documents uploaded from a computer? I recently updated Pages, Numbers and Keynote to the latest versions, and my OS to Mountan Lion. I ...
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Do I need to wait for an upload to complete before closing Pages/Numbers?

After updating a Pages/Numbers document in iOS, I can go back to the app's file browser to get the list of all of my docs in iCloud. At that moment, the document that I had just updated displays a ...
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What kinds of files can be added to Documents in the Cloud?

I already know that Pages can add .doc files too, but my knowledge ends at that. Does anyone have an exhaustive list of files that can be added to Documents in the Cloud through Apple apps (Preview, ...
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What’s the best way to view all my iCloud Documents without opening different apps?

I frequently have to copy over documents to and fro iCloud and my Desktop. It’s really tedious to open each iWork app, search through the list, copy my file and repeat. Is it possible to view all my ...
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How to I access documents saved in iCloud with Mountain Lion on my iOS device

I know that I can save a pages document in the cloud in Mountain Lion and then open it in Pages for iOS, but how do I access something saved in iCloud on TextEdit or Preview. For instance, with ...
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What is the Documents & Data item used for in the iCloud preference pane on my Mac?

I am seeing an item called "Documents and Data" in the iCloud preference pane. I have switched it on, but what can I expect from it? I have searched the web about iCloud, syncing between Mac and iOS ...
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Which iOS and Lion third-party apps support “Documents in the Cloud”?

Which apps in iOS and Lion support the "Documents in the Cloud" feature from iCloud? I know that Apple's own iWork apps support this. But other than Apple's own apps, which third-party apps implement ...