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    How to safely add folders to iCloud in macOS

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    by arabicpizzahurt ·

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    Adding folders to iCloud on macOS is a straightforward process. iCloud is Apple’s cloud storage service, and it can be used to store files, documents, and folders. To safely add folders to iCloud on your macOS device, follow these steps:

    Ensure iCloud Drive is Enabled:

    Before adding folders to iCloud, make sure iCloud Drive is enabled on your macOS device. To do this, go to “System Preferences” > “Apple ID” > “iCloud” and ensure that “iCloud Drive” is checked.
    Create a New Folder or Use an Existing One:

    You can create a new folder to store your files in iCloud or use an existing folder that you want to move to iCloud.
    Drag and Drop the Folder to iCloud Drive:

    Open a Finder window and locate the folder you want to add to iCloud.
    Simply drag and drop the folder into the “iCloud Drive” section in the Finder’s sidebar. You can also drag it directly into the “iCloud Drive” folder.
    Wait for Sync:

    Once you drop the folder into iCloud Drive, macOS will begin the syncing process. This might take some time, depending on the size of the folder and your internet connection speed.
    You’ll see a small cloud icon next to the folder while it’s syncing. Once the cloud icon disappears, it means the folder is fully synced to iCloud.

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    • #4157063

      safely add folders to iCloud in macOS.

      by Harisamer214 ·

      In reply to How to safely add folders to iCloud in macOS

      Here are the steps on how to add folders to iCloud on macOS:

      1. Make sure that iCloud Drive is enabled on your Mac. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences > Apple ID > iCloud. Make sure that iCloud Drive is checked.
      2. Create a new folder or use an existing folder that you want to add to iCloud.
      3. Open a Finder window and locate the folder you want to add to iCloud.
      4. Drag and drop the folder into the iCloud Drive section in the Finder’s sidebar.
      5. Wait for the folder to sync. This might take some time, depending on the size of the folder and your internet connection speed.

      Note: You can also create an alias of the folder and then drag and drop the alias to iCloud Drive. This will create a link to the folder in iCloud Drive, so any changes you make to the original folder will be reflected in the alias.

      I hope this helps.

    • #4163602

      Reply To: How to safely add folders to iCloud in macOS

      by nataliestone899 ·

      In reply to How to safely add folders to iCloud in macOS

      To safely add folders to iCloud in macOS:

      Enable iCloud Drive in “System Preferences” > “Apple ID” > “iCloud.”
      Organize your files.
      Drag and drop the desired folder into the “iCloud Drive” section in Finder sidebar.

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    • #4158421

      Reply To: How to safely add folders to iCloud in macOS

      by hazelalia972 ·

      Adding folders to iCloud on macOS is indeed a straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to safely add folders to iCloud:

      1. **Ensure iCloud Drive is Enabled:**
      – Click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen.
      – Select “System Preferences.”
      – Click on “Apple ID” (if you’re using macOS Catalina or later) or “iCloud” (if you’re using macOS Mojave or earlier).
      – Make sure the “iCloud Drive” option is checked. If it’s not, check the box to enable it.

      2. **Create a New Folder or Use an Existing One:**
      – You can either create a new folder or use an existing folder to store your files in iCloud.

      3. **Drag and Drop the Folder to iCloud Drive:**
      – Open a Finder window by clicking on the Finder icon in the Dock or pressing Command + N.
      – Locate the folder you want to add to iCloud within the Finder window.

      4. **Drag the Folder into iCloud Drive:**
      – Simply drag and drop the folder into the “iCloud Drive” section in the Finder’s sidebar. You can also drag it directly into the “iCloud Drive” folder if you have it open.

      5. **Wait for Sync:**
      – After you drop the folder into iCloud Drive, macOS will begin the syncing process.
      – The time it takes to sync will depend on the size of the folder and your internet connection speed.
      – You will see a small cloud icon next to the folder while it’s syncing.
      – Once the cloud icon disappears, it means the folder is fully synced to iCloud, and your files are now safely stored in the cloud.

      By following these steps, you can safely add folders to iCloud on your macOS device, ensuring that your files and documents are backed up and accessible from other Apple devices linked to the same iCloud account.

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