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Access iCloud files from the Finder
Authored by: Djrumpy on Aug 07, '12 04:53:10AM

You are not directly accessing iCloud by opening this folder. You are simply accessing the local cached files. This folder works exactly like a dropbox folder, where local content is updated in the cloud to reflect changes locally.

That said, if you find it easier to work in one folder, TextEdit will give you a friendlier interface, allow you to create 'folders' in the cloud, etc. Then you can just put an alias to the TextEdit folder instead of a shortcut to the ~/Library/Mobile Documents/ folder that isn't as intuitive since they just contain a list of GUID folders.

What I did is to move my documents by dragging them into the TextEdit interface, created my folders and whatnot, found the folder under ~/Library/Mobile Documents/ that was specific to the Text Edit app, created an alias to that folder, and then just dropped the Alias into my Documents folder on my doc so I have quick access to the cached files right from the dock.

Edited on Aug 07, '12 04:56:08AM by Djrumpy



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