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Tahella
02-13-2017, 02:40 PM
Hello!

I hope this is right sub-forum, if not, my apologizes.



I have few questions about iCloud:

1) From what folders does iCloud upload to web server? Are they only from Desktop and Documents?


2) If I make folder next to Documents folder (to same place where Documents is), but not in there, will this folder be ignored by iCloud?


3) If I have all boxes unchecked/empty in iCloud menu (example with checked boxes) is it disabled?

By menu I mean this:

https://support.apple.com/library/APPLE/APPLECARE_ALLGEOS/Product_Help/en_US/PUBLIC_USERS/133314/S0008_MaciCloudPrefs.png


4) In this article it says that "Some features aren’t available or are listed differently in earlier OS X versions."

https://support.apple.com/kb/ph2613?locale=en_US

Does this mean some iCloud features are not available in earlier OS versions? English isn't my first language and I first read it as "some iCloud features are not listed in menu" and therefore can't be disabled manually.

So which version is right:
a) some iCloud features are not available in earlier OS X versions
b) some iCloud features are not listed in menu and therefore can't be disabled manually

I'm pretty sure it's a), but I'd still love confirmation.


5) If all boxes are empty and I have also signed out from iCloud in my Mac, it is disabled, correct?

But what if I log back in to menu in Mac - if boxes are still empty, will iCloud still be disabled or will it automatically start uploading files to web server?

My worry is, if I don't want to use iCloud and have signed out, but want to go and check something, will it be disabled or will my files still end up in web server? Or can I go and open iCloud menu without it going to grab my files I do not want to be uploaded?

6) I was checking my iCloud and Apple account settings and discovered that when I enter iCloud from my Mac, there are no files (and I have not uploaded any either), but when checking iCloud from icloud.com, it says there is 10.5 MB documents. So is this some sort of filler that means nothing? Not some of my files somehow ending there?

Mac mini, OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)

chscag
02-13-2017, 05:52 PM
Welcome to our forums.

All your questions were answered and then some, in MacRumors. ;D

Tahella
02-13-2017, 07:43 PM
Welcome to our forums.

All your questions were answered and then some, in MacRumors. ;D

Hello!
New in this Mac thing, no idea where I can get best answer. :D

Well, hopefully someone answers the last one too - I'm kind of nervous about that 10.5 MB thing when I enter iCloud from my Mac, there are no files, but when checking iCloud from icloud.com, it says there is 10.5 MB documents.
I may have at first uploaded a calendar that had one day changed in it - could that cause this much data? And entering iCloud from Mac shows ZERO files...

I also can't access whatever it is when logging into icloud.com - is it normal I can't see files in icloud when logging into the website? Or is it sign they are not real files?

I'm seriously confused with this. :o