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icloud drive MacOS fail

Macintoshian Achaia - Ars Technica OpenForum - arstechnica.com
I got a new MBP with USB-C, and have dongles on the way...but before they came, I tried transferring a 60gb VM over the network from my old MBP to the new one, because none of my external drives will work on it.

I put it in My Documents folder, and it worked fine...and then I saw that activity monitor had cloudd pegged, so I realized that for some reason iCloud on the new MBP by default sync'd the desktop and documents folder. I don't want a 60gb VM in iCloud, so I went to settings and unchecked it.

Some window popped up, which I read and INCORRECTLY interpreted that the local would be untouched and the icloud folder erased. The REALITY was the opposite. If I didn't want to sync my MBP to iCloud, why would the default behavior be to erase the local folder and keep the iCloud one?

So, I basically lost the 60GB file that I just spent the better part of an hour transferring.

In reality this isn't a big deal, but I was just in disbelief that it happened this way.
Date: Jan 11, 2018   


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