On iOS, you can find your folders and documents in the Files app in iOS 11 or the iCloud Drive app in iOS 10 and older. On the Mac, you can access iCloud Drive on the web or via a Finder window.
iCloud Drive is similar to cloud services like Dropbox, allowing users to store any type of file and access it on any compatible device. On the Mac, there's an iCloud Drive folder, and on iOS devices and Windows PCs, there's an iCloud Drive app.
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Apple ID , select iCloud in the sidebar, then click Options next to iCloud Drive. If you don't see Options next to iCloud Drive, make sure iCloud Drive is turned on. Select Desktop & Documents Folders. Click Done.
Mac. To access iCloud Drive from a Mac, click on the Finder icon in your Mac dock, then click on iCloud Drive in the Favourites sidebar, and click on iCloud Drive. You can also find iCloud Drive from the Go menu of any Finder window.
When you're on your Mac, follow these instructions to add iCloud to your Finder:
The . Trash in your iCloud Drive only stores the trash of your iCloud Drive, meaning if you delete a file/folder in iCloud, it will be moved to . Trash , and finally be deleted once you empty the trash on any device that syncs with iCloud Drive.
However, you have the option to illustrate it based on your need. To access iCloud Drive in the Terminal on your Mac, you need to use the “cd” command and then select the iCloud documents path's directory. Then, press the Return key to access the iCloud Drive folder. That's it!
iCloud Drive is your own little corner of Apple's cloud storage service where you can store your files. It's a bit like having a personal hard disk on the Internet. The real advantage is that you can access these files on any of your Apple devices – or even via a browser on a non-Apple device.
Use Finder to View iCloud Drive on a Mac Finder is the best way to find and manage any files on your Mac or in your iCloud Drive storage. You can even combine the two by enabling the Desktop & Documents Folders option in your iCloud Drive settings, to sync those folders from your Mac to iCloud.
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When the Finder Preferences box opens, click the Sidebar tab. In the Favorites area, turn on the checkbox next to iCloud Drive. This preferences box lets you choose which icons you see in the side pane of an open folder window, so you can turn off the icons for things you may never use here.
This is located under the Apple Menu>About This Mac>Storage>Manage. You can also recover local storage space on your Mac without selecting that option. Open iCloud Drive in the Finder, Control-click a file, and choose Remove Download.
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So, even if you regularly access these files from Apple's iCloud server, you won't run out of space on your Mac. The steps below will show you how to use it. Choose files to Scan. If you want to delete large files, you can just click on the Large & Old Files.