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How To Sync iCloud With Dropbox

by on Apr.03, 2012, under Did You Know?

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Step 1: The first step is to make sure that your Mac in question has iCloud enabled. It may seem like a fairly simple step, but we are certain many users will sit scratching their heads as to why it doesn’t work.

Step 2: Head over to ‘System Preferences >> iCloud‘ and make sure that the ‘Documents & Data‘ option is set to Sync.

Step 3: This process may differ a little depending on the app you are using to push data to iCloud. The underlying step is to push a document to iCloud using the specific app process. In certain apps it may be located in the ‘File >> Move to iCloud‘ structure.

Step 4: The next step is to locate the local folder that is dedicated to iCloud on your Mac. The ‘Library‘ folder that is required has been hidden as default in OS X Lion, but there are a number of ways to get access to it. One way this can be done is by opening up Finder, highlight the ‘Go‘ menu option and then press the ‘Alt‘ key on the Mac keyboard. The Library folder should now be visible.

Step 5: As an alternative to step 4, users can also press ‘⌘CMD + Shift + G‘, then type in ‘~/Library/‘. Either way, look for a folder in the tree called ‘Mobile Documents’, and then find the ‘documents’ sub-folder that contains our precious pushed files.

Step 6: Using the new features within the Hazel software, it is now possible to perform certain synchronizations. This includes setting up a rule within Hazel to check a specific folder and then sync the contents to Dropbox which is how we get all of our iCloud files to Dropbox.

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