How to Add iCloud Drive to Finder Sidebar on Mac Computer

Last Updated on Aug 10, 2022

iCloud Drive in OS X Yosemite can easily and safely store all your spreadsheets, PDF images, presentation, and any document to your iCloud. To upload your documents to iCloud, drag your document into the iCloud Drive folder in your Mac OS X Yosemite. To access your newly created document in a separate folder can be shared on another iOS 8 running devices. As an advance feature you can edit document on any format files (PDF, DOC, etc..) without downloading in your device.

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

Useful: How to secure your iCloud account more protect.

How to add an iCloud Drive Shortcut to 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 Preferences.
  4. Click the Sidebar tab.
  5. Under Favoritesselect 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. You should see iCloud Drive in the Finder sidebar.

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 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 in OS X Yosemite: 

There are two way to access iCloud Drive in OS X Yosemite. Please follow the given bellow step.

Step 1: Click on the Finder option in your Mac Dock

Finder short cut on Dock in Yosemite
Finder iCon in your Mac Desktop

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

iCloud drive in sidebar - iCloud Drive in OS X Yosemite using finder
iCloud Drive in under the finder

Alternatively you can also find iCloud Drive in Mac OS X Yosemite using bellow step.

Step 1: Go to Finder from top menu in your Mac desktop.

Step 2: After this, click Preference under the Finder option

Under the Finder section in top menu Preference
Preference option in Finder on yosemite

Step 3: Now click on Favorite Section from sidebar

Step 4: inside the Favorite, 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 Yosemite 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 OS X Yosemite 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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