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peedeeag Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 28, 2012 2:05 PM

Can I drag a folder (with all of its various file contents) from my Air's Finder onto the iCloud window? Will it leave a copy on my Air?

MacBook Air, iOS 5.0.1
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 2:07 PM (in response to peedeeag)

    iCloud stores files by application, so you have to open the correct program for the file and you can't drag a folder if it has got different types of documents. Install Dropbox > http://www.dropbox.com

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 9:50 PM (in response to peedeeag)

    You're welcome

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,995 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 3:32 AM (in response to peedeeag)

    Please see this Dropbox note on security:

     

    https://www.dropbox.com/help/27/en

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,995 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 3:51 AM (in response to peedeeag)

    Of course: anything you put in the 'DropBox' folder on your Mac will land up on the server, and if other devices are also subscribed to it it will land up there as well. What you can't do is upload a file to Dropbox and then delete it from your Dropbox folder. There is no separate non-synced storage.

     

    If you want that, SugarSync is a better bet: you are not limited to one specifically named folder - you can select any number of existing folders to sync - and there is also a 'Web Archive' facility to which you can upload and which doesn't sync (so you can delete or move the originals, and also save time in it checking synced folders).

     

    More info on that and other services here:

     

    http://rfwilmut.net/missing3

  • IamArunNirmal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 22, 2013 12:48 AM (in response to peedeeag)

    but iCloud has an added support that it automatically updates the content across all the devices

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,995 points)
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    May 22, 2013 1:18 AM (in response to IamArunNirmal)

    IamArunNirmal wrote:

     

    but iCloud has an added support that it automatically updates the content across all the devices

    iCloud always did that, it's the entire point of its existence, but as we've extensively discussed in this thread it doesn't provide storage or syncing for files in general. For that you need a third-party application.

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