Join Christopher Breen for an in-depth discussion in this video Unearthing your iCloud Drive files, part of Mac OS X Yosemite Tips and Tricks.
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- As a person whose fully embraced Apple's iCloud…you're storing all your files in the cloud.…For example, here's a keynote presentation,…click on the triangle next to the title…and I'll choose to save it into the…keynote folder on my iCloud drive.…Now, let's check to make sure it's there.…Go to iCloud drive, open the keynote folder…and sure enough, here it is.…But suppose at a later date I don't have…Internet access and I really need that file.…
Fortunately a copy is stored on my Mac,…but it's not easy to find unless you know this trick.…So hold down the option key in the finder,…click on the Go menu and choose Library.…Then open the Mobile Documents folder.…Inside you'll find all the documents…and folders associated with your iCloud account.…Open the keynote folder and here's the file.…To open it all I have to do is double-click on it…and I can start working on it.…Now, hopefully there won't be too many…times that you'll need to resort to this trick,…but it's nice to know that your documents…are available to you when you need them.…
The course also covers automating repetitive tasks with Automator and recording your Mac or iOS device's screen with QuickTime. Need help with basic housekeeping tasks? Chris dives into the utilities that help you resize disk partitions, create encrypted images, recover passwords, and more. The course concludes with great tips on efficiently using email and iCloud.
- Cleaning up the Mac OS X interface
- Using AirDrop to move files between your Mac and iOS device
- Extending Spotlight's reach
- Converting imported images with Automator
- Controlling your Mac with your voice
- Capturing screenshots and recording your screen with QuickTime
- Creating encrypted images
- Recovering passwords
- Archiving email
- Sending large email attachments with Mail Drop
- Working with iCloud