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icloud in finder

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drbill43 Calculating status...
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Oct 1, 2012 7:10 PM

How can I get icloud to show up in left hand column in finder the same as Dropbox does?

iCloud, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Imp68 Level 4 Level 4 (2,135 points)
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    Oct 1, 2012 7:22 PM (in response to drbill43)

    You can't.  That's not how iCloud works.

  • Peter M Kelly Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 3, 2012 8:39 AM (in response to drbill43)

    Imp68 is correct. iCloud does not provide a generic filesystem structure in the way that dropbox does. The only way you can access documents created with a particular application is from within that application itself.

  • sschat Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2012 2:23 AM (in response to Peter M Kelly)

    so, i guess iCloud is useless if you want to share your documents to friends / collegues?

  • Peter M Kelly Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 2:26 AM (in response to sschat)

    Yes.

  • Micah88 Calculating status...
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    Oct 21, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to drbill43)

    Hi open up Finder and hit Command+Shift+G and enter ~/Library/Mobile Documents/ Click Go and you're done.

  • Kriss1234 Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2012 9:09 PM (in response to Micah88)

    Great tip.  Thanks. I figured out that you can drag the enclosing Mobile Documents up to the tool bar and it will stick so that you have a quick link back to the hidden folder.

  • perryub Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2013 10:34 AM (in response to drbill43)
    • Go to the Mobile Documents folder.
    • Do a search in that finder window. You can use anything for the search terms.
    • Make sure the search is limited to "Mobile Documents" and not "This Mac".
    • Click the little plus sign just below the search textbox and change the Kind to "Document".
    • Remove the search terms so all the documents are listed.
    • Save the search and click "Add to Sidebar"

     

    Enjoy

     

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