How to Add iCloud Drive to Finder Sidebar on Mac Computer

iCloud Drive in macOS can easily and safely store all your spreadsheets, PDF images, presentations, and any documents in your iCloud. To upload your documents to iCloud, drag your document into the iCloud Drive folder on your Mac. To access your newly created document in a separate folder can be shared on another iOS. As an advanced feature, you can edit documents in any format files (PDF, DOC, etc..) without downloading them to your device.

You can open and work on the same file across multiple apps that support iCloud drive.

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How to add an iCloud Drive Shortcut to the Finder Sidebar or Mac Desktop

How to Add iCloud Drive to Finder Favorites?

A finder is a place where you can access anything on Mac. Either you want to add iCloud Drive to Dock or add a shortcut in the Finder sidebar, you’ll have to follow the steps from this section.

  1. Launch Finder on your Mac.
  2. Click on the Finder option in the top menu bar.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click the Sidebar tab.
  5. Select the checkbox next to the iCloud Drive.
  6. Now that the iCloud Drive is added in the Finder Favorites section select the iCloud Drive and click View in the top menu bar.
  7. Choose Show Path Bar.
  8. The Finder sidebar below shows proof of iCloud Drive’s settings.

How to Add iCloud Drive to Dock?

Now that you’ve added iCloud Drive to the Finder sidebar, it’s quite easy to open the iCloud Drive on a Mac. Here’s how to access iCloud Drive on Mac.

To add the iCloud Drive folder to the Mac desktop, you’ll need to iCloud Drive to the Finder, and that’s already mentioned in the above section. If iCloud Drive is not showing in Finder, refer to the above steps and add the iCloud Drive to the Finder Favorites.

Once the iCloud Drive shortcut is added, drag the iCloud Drive folder into the Dock right away. Make sure to drag the iCloud Drive on the right side of the divider of the Dock.

How to open and use iCloud Drive 

There are two ways to access iCloud Drive on macOS. Please follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click on the Finder app on your Mac Dock.

Where is Finder on Mac computer

Step 2: Go to the Favorite Section, then select the iCloud Drive.

Alternatively, you can also find iCloud Drive on Mac

  1. Go to Finder from the top menu on your Mac desktop.
  2. After this, click Settings under the Finder option.
  3. Click on Favorite Section from the sidebar.
  4. Now click iCloud Drive and open it.

In right side of the windows you can see different files or documents such as Keynote, TextEdit, Numbers and My folder etc. Using iCloud Drive in OS X you can upload and access anything you want up to 5GB free storage, to store your files, Media and documents in iCloud Drive. iCloud also use for Synchronize information like as back up photos, contact and iPhone restore.

iCloud Drive in MacOS is best for easy access files to your different Mac. If you have any other method or idea for sharing document using iCloud Drive then please share with us and comment bellow.

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