Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 2:35 AM (in response to iktbearsden)
You can't view your files in iCloud except directly via the relevant apps for those files.
But you can do this seamlessly across all your devices with Dropbox. It's very reliable and best of all, it's free - http://db.tt/h78ZauB
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 3:32 AM (in response to iktbearsden)
To access your user Library hold the option key while clicking the Finder 'Go' menu - your Library will appear as a choice. However as said this has nothing to do with iCloud.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2012 3:06 PM (in response to iktbearsden)
This is extremely frustrating. All I want to do is be able to browse the files stored my cloud, rename them, and open them with the revelant application on my new Mac. Apple, if you're reading this, I'm a Windows user and really liking my new Mac, except for this. Please fix this situation so I can browse my files WITHOUT using a third-party solution such as dropbox, otherwise, what's the point of the iCloud?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2012 3:13 PM (in response to snathaidmhor)
You do this with the iWork documents stored in the cloud on the iCloud website - please see
iCloud does not have general file storage; at present only iWork and TextEdit documents can be uploaded to iCloud for access by your iOS devices.
Dropbox is completely independent of iCloud and is an online file storage solution.
what's the point of the iCloud?
•Provides one main @me.com email address and up to three 'aliases' (additional addresses).
•Allows you to sync your calendars between your Mac(s) and iOS devices.
•Ditto with contacts
•Ditto with Safari bookmarks
•Provides a conduit which copies photos taken on any one device onto all the others
•Provides a fairly basic photo gallery (populated only from iPhoto for iOS)
•Provides 'Find My iPhone/iPad' to locate a missing device that is able to connect to a network
•Backs up the contents of your iPhone
•Syncs iWork and TextEdit documents (only) between your Mac and your iPhone
•Tracks the location of your friends (only with their permission)
More details with illustrations and videos here:24 inch iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 13 inch Macbook Pro (10.6.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2012 5:50 AM (in response to iktbearsden)
It's based on a saved search for all documents in iCloud. Only shows you what's already there, you can't add files.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 10:05 AM (in response to Csound1)
Csound1, you misunderstood my post above.
I'm trying to move the Mobile Documents folder from inside of the Library root to the sidebar, which is not the same thing. For anyone wanting to acheive this, krz's workaround above creates a saved search that searches for all document-types inside of the Library/Mobile Documents folder, which you can add to the Sidebar.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to adaam2)
The "Mobile Documents Folder" refuses to be added to to the sidebar, but you could add (drag) it to the Finder's Toolbar instead. Here it will even show a custom icon as an added bonus. Or drag it to the documents section of the Dock. There it is also easily accessible.
My Toolbar looks like this, with iCloud always available, when I want to find my GarageBand projects:
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 11:06 AM (in response to iktbearsden)
Try creating an Alias to the mobile documents folder in ~/Library and adding that to the sidebar. There must be some sort of restriction in 10.8.2 preventing you adding the actual folder. I origonally added the link a while go on one computer when 18.8.1 was current, but could not add it to a different one running 10.8.2 today.