Don't know how to automatically have my files to go Icloud

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I have signed up and signed in to ICloud, but I don't know how to automatically have my files uploaded to it. I have a MacBook Pro with Yosemite OS. Any help will be appreciated.
 
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iCloud is easy to set up but it is limited to what it backs up. To get it set up click your Settings Preferences -> iCloud -> make sure iCloud drive is checked and you can also click on options and add any files created by the listed apps. Check the other things you want backed up like your photos, mail contacts, calendar, etc.

Here is a link that can give you a lot more information:

https://www.apple.com/support/icloud/

If you were planning on having things like Word or Excel documents (Office) backed up there is a convoluted work-a-round that will allow it and if that is a concern you can google how to.

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iCloud is easy to set up but it is limited to what it backs up. To get it set up click your Settings Preferences -> iCloud -> make sure iCloud drive is checked and you can also click on options and add any files created by the listed apps. Check the other things you want backed up like your photos, mail contacts, calendar, etc.

Here is a link that can give you a lot more information:

https://www.apple.com/support/icloud/

If you were planning on having things like Word or Excel documents (Office) backed up there is a convoluted work-a-round that will allow it and if that is a concern you can google how to.

Lisa

Thank you for this information. I tried to manually moved my pictures folder (No IPhoto) to the cloud, and it said I would have to compress them. When I tried to do that, it gave me the message "disk is full". Let me go back and use the information you supplied. That may work better than what I tried to do.
 
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I have signed up and signed in to ICloud, but I don't know how to automatically have my files uploaded to it. I have a MacBook Pro with Yosemite OS. Any help will be appreciated.

Hi Pixeltaker - now, Lisa has already provided you with excellent information, but you might want to tell us which kinds of documents you need in the cloud and produced from which apps (e.g. iWork vs. Office)? Also, do you need 'sharing' w/ other devices, such as an iPhone or iPad?

If so, your might want to explore another new iCloud feature called iCloud Drive - read the entire linked Apple support article; also note that this new offering only applies to Macs w/ Yosemite (which you of course have) and iOS devices on 8.x - Dave :)
 
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Actually, it's called "iCloud Drive" not "iDrive" but Dave gave you the correct link. Note, however, in order to use it you must be running Yosemite on your Mac and iOS 8 on your mobile devices as Dave pointed out.
 
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iCloud Drive comes with 5GB of free storage (shared with Mail and some other things however). I have signed up for the 99¢ per month 20GB of storage. Depending on what you're trying to store there, you may well need to pay for additional space. Luckily, pricing is pretty reasonable.
 

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