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2013年7月13日 星期六

[Tutorial]How to use iCloud....

First, make sure that iCloud is up and running on your Mac.
Note: These directions are for Mac OS X users, 
  1. Launch System Preferences on your Mac.
  2. Click on iCloud.
  3. Make sure Documents and Data is checked.
  4. Close System Preferences.


Next we have to go to where iCloud's Documents in the Cloud live.

How to create aliases for Documents in the Cloud folders.


  1. Launch the Finder
  2. In the Menu click on the Go menu and then down to Go to Folder (or use the keyboard shortcut, CMD + SHIFT + G)
  3. Type ~/library/ and click on Go
  4. Double click on the folder called Mobile Documents (if it isn’t there – don’t panic, we will show you how to create it below).
  5. Find the folders that store your Documents in the Cloud, namely:
    1. Com~apple~pages
    2. Com~apple-numbers
    3. Com~apple~keynote
  6. Double click on the com~apple~pages folder.
  7. Right click on the Documents folder.
  8. Select Create Alias, which will put an alias for that folder on your desktop.
  9. Repeat this procedure on all Macs that use your iCloud account.

How to create the Mobile Documents folder


If you don’t see the Mobile Documents folder, you can actually create it:
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  • Launch Finder.
  • In the Menu click on the Go menu and then down to Go to Folder (or use the keyboard shortcut, CMD + SHIFT + G)
  • Type ~/library/ and click on Go
  • Click on File in the menu and then New Folder.
  • Name the new folder Mobile Documents.
  • Double click the new folder and make a series of new folders called:
    1. Com~apple~pages
    2. Com~apple-numbers
    3. Com~apple~keynote
  • Double click on the com~apple~pages folder.
  • Right click on the Documents folder.
  • Select Create Alias, which will put an alias for that folder on your desktop.
  • Repeat this procedure on all Macs that use your iCloud account.

  • How to use iCloud alias folders

    Now that you have your Documents in the Cloud folders aliased to your desktop, all you have to do is drag and drop files into them. Drag Word and text documents into the Pages folder, Spreadsheets into the Numbers folder, and Presentations into the Keynote folder.
    If everything is properly set up and working, dragging a file into the folder on one computer will automatically put it into the folder on the other computers that use your iCloud account, just like Dropbox!

    How to use iCloud to store music, movies, photos, and other files

    Now, this is great if you are using Office files, but what if you want to use your iCloud to store movies, audio files or pictures?
    Fortunately, there is a workaround to upload any file to iCloud – not just documents.
    This method works with images, videos, audio files – even full directories and stores them in your iCloud account for later retrieval.

    1. login into iCloud.com
    2. Click on the iWork icon
    3. Click on Upload
    You'll see that you can only upload Word or Pages documents, Excel or Numbers documents, PowerPoint of Keynote documents or text files. That's where this gets tricky.


    1. Navigate to any video, image or audio file (or even folder)
    2. Right click on it and select Compress from the contextual menu
    3. Add .txt to the end of the file the extension.
    4. Agree to the file extension warning to confirm you want to make the change.

    Now, go back to iCloud on your computer
    1. Click on the Gear button in the upper right hand corner
    2. Click on Upload Document
    3. Select the file you just compressed and changed the extension for.
    Now, when you go to Pages, you will see the file (it will look like a text file) and it should show up on every device you have connected to the iCloud account.
    To retrieve the file from another computer, just repeat the process in reverse.
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    1. login into iCloud.com
    2. Click on the iWork icon
    3. Download the file
    4. Go to your Downloads folder.
    And there's your file. Just rename it back to .zip, uncompress, and voila!

    Yes, as hacks go it's really ugly and really inefficient, but if you understand how the iCloud and Mac filesystems works, and ever really need it in a pinch, it's there for you. (Unless or until Apple changes things -- that's the risk of using any hack.)

    More on using iCloud like Dropbox or Google Drive

    So, that’s how you can take advantage of your free iCloud storage to store more than just the music and movies you buy from iTunes and your personal information.

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