How to activate iCloud Drive on a Mac
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.
To see your saved files on a Mac, go to Finder > iCloud DriveiCloud DriveiCloud Drive lets you securely access all of your documents from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Windows PC. When you sign in to iCloud, you have access to iCloud Drive.. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to the Files app. On a PC with iCloud for Windows, go to File Explorer > iCloud Drive.
Open File Explorer (Windows 10 or later) or Windows Explorer (Windows 7). Click iCloud Photos in the Navigation pane. If you don't see iCloud Photos, click Pictures in the Navigation pane, then double-click iCloud Photos.
By default, you should be able to find your USB drive on the Desktop of your Mac. So connect your USB drive, then click the yellow minimize button in the top-left corner of all your open windows to reveal the Desktop. If you can see an icon representing your USB drive, just double-click to access it.
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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