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Question: Exclude a huge virtual machine from iCloud Drive

Hi, I use iCloud Drive to store all the files in my Documents folder.


I have a Parallels virtual machine that's about 40 Gb in size. Parallels recommends it be in the Documents folder.


Whenever I finish using the virtual machine iCloud tries to upload the newly-changed 40 Gb file to iCloud, as it does with every changed file. Good intentions abound.


However, this file can never be uploaded - it's too big - it takes too long.


I want to stop uploading JUST that virtual machine 40 Gb blob, but let iCloud Drive carry on with all my other files just as it has always done.


How do I do that?

MacBook Pro TouchBar and Touch ID, iOS 11.3

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Apr 19, 2018 8:31 PM in response to JAS999999 In response to JAS999999

I want to stop uploading JUST that virtual machine 40 Gb blob, but let iCloud Drive carry on with all my other files just as it has always done.

Remove it from the Documents folder.


Parallels recommends it be in the Documents folder.

You can't have it both ways. Pick a battle.

Apr 19, 2018 8:31 PM

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