Home > Questions

What to do When Moving Documents & Desktop Folders from iCloud but Keeping Them on My Mac without Deleting Them

I optimized thinking it was just a backup. All files went back to my Mac. I have opened each file on my Mac so they are on my Mac now. How do I keep them on my Mac but get them out of iCloud storage (which is almost full).

Best Answered by

iBoysoft author Sherry Song

Sherry Song

Answered on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

It's easy to do, follow these:

  1. Turn off Desktop and Documents. Apple menu > System Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Apps Using iCloud > iCloud Drive > Turn off Desktop & Document Folders > Done.
  2. Move items from iCloud Drive to your Mac as you need them, or select all of your files and drag them to the place you want to keep them.
  3. If you turn off iCloud Drive or sign out of iCloud, you have the option to keep a local copy of your files that are in iCloud Drive.

Easy right? Just turn off the iCloud settings and hope you can enjoy your digital life.

People Also Ask

Read More Questions

Read More Advice From iBoysoft's Computer Experts

macos shows different wrong free space

macOS Muestra un Espacio Libre Incorrecto en Utilidad de Disco/Finder/Almacenamiento

Puede encontrar problemas en los que la Utilidad de Disco de macOS muestra un espacio libre incorrecto, macOS informa un espacio libre diferente en Finder, Utilidad de Disco, Almacenamiento, etc. Lea esta publicación para encontrar soluciones comprobadas.

mode Coque MacBook

Mode Clamshell du MacBook : Utilisez Votre MacBook Avec le Couvercle Fermé

Cet article est une introduction de base au mode Clamshell du MacBook, éclairant ce qu'est le mode Clamshell du MacBook, comment l'utiliser sur votre ordinateur Mac, et quelques problèmes courants que vous pourriez rencontrer en l'utilisant

Mac desktop icons disappeared

All Mac Desktop Icons Disappeared, How to Get Them Back

Ways to restore Mac desktop icons that disappeared on macOS Monterey, Big Sur, or Catalina. Fix everything on the desktop disappeared on Mac.

How to Tips