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Don't want to save to iCLoud

2848 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2012 4:16 PM by John Notar-Francesco RSS
  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 3:58 PM (in response to Lanny)

    Lanny wrote:

     

    All I was trying to say in my first posting was that if you click on the iCloud dialog box, it will dispaly other save to locations.

     

     

    But the OP aknowledged knowing that in her original post.  You answered a question that wsan't being asked.

     

    That's what confused me.

     

     

    Lanny wrote:

     

    But, if you have that iCloud preference checked, you won't be able to access iCloud at all.

     

     

    Yes. I know that, but I thought you didn't.  But I now understand that you do.

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 4:03 PM (in response to Matthew Morgan)

    Yes, I'm afraid that I didn't read the OP's original posting all that closely. Sorry for the confusion.

  • Bernie_uk Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Aug 5, 2012 5:47 PM (in response to Parrish Jones)

    You can run this on the command line:

     

      defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false

  • John Notar-Francesco Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2012 5:43 AM (in response to Parrish Jones)

    If you try to stop iCloud saving Pages I get this result.

     

    Now, why should it erase docs I have on my Mac just because i don't want them saved to the Cloud. How does that make any sense?

    John

     

     

    Screen Shot 2012-09-17 at 8.39.04 AM.png

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,275 points)
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    Sep 17, 2012 5:47 AM (in response to John Notar-Francesco)

    John Notar-Francesco wrote:

     

    If you try to stop iCloud saving Pages I get this result.

     

    Now, why should it erase docs I have on my Mac just because i don't want them saved to the Cloud. How does that make any sense?

    John

    Becuase it's all or nothing. Either you want to use iCloud for Documents and Data or you do not. Unchecking the box says, "I don't want to use iCloud for Documents and Data." Therefore, it warns you before it deletes the data it already has stored. There isn't an option to "turn off" Documents and Data for a period of time; it is either on or it is off.

  • John Notar-Francesco Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Sep 17, 2012 5:51 AM (in response to Barney-15E)

    BUT, why should it delete docs on my MAC, I didn't check "Stop saving to my mac". In the world of Apple I expect it to offer to delete my iCloud docs, right?

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,275 points)
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    Sep 17, 2012 4:08 PM (in response to John Notar-Francesco)

    John Notar-Francesco wrote:

     

    BUT, why should it delete docs on my MAC, I didn't check "Stop saving to my mac". In the world of Apple I expect it to offer to delete my iCloud docs, right?

    Because you're not turning off iCloud. You are not using iCloud on that Mac. The stuff in iCloud can still be accessed from other devices and from the Web interface (www.icloud.com).

    If you want them on your Mac, make copies of the synced documents or download them from iCloud after the fact.

  • John Notar-Francesco Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Sep 17, 2012 4:16 PM (in response to Barney-15E)

    I turned it off, the files on my Mac were not erased, and I am longer offerred to save to the iCloud as a default.

    It doesn't even come up.

     

    thanks all,

    John

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