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Delete Creative Clouds files locally while still keeping them in the cloud?

New Here ,
Jun 05, 2018 Jun 05, 2018

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Hi, I'm using CC on my MacBook and disk space is slowly running out. Is there any possibility to delete the files from on my macbook without deleting them out of the cloud? I haven't found anything about that yet.

Thanks & greetings from germany,

Alex

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Adobe Employee , Jun 05, 2018 Jun 05, 2018
Hi Alex,Normally file sync maintains identical copies of your Creative Cloud Files folder, one locally on your computer and one online in your Creative Cloud file storage. It is possible to only have copies on the cloud, and delete the local copies, but that wasn't really the way it was intended to be used. To do that you would want to turn off file sync from the Creative Cloud app preferences. I'd just caution you to make sure anything you delete locally has already been uploaded to the cloud b...

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Jun 05, 2018 Jun 05, 2018

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Jun 05, 2018 Jun 05, 2018

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Hi Alex,

Normally file sync maintains identical copies of your Creative Cloud Files folder, one locally on your computer and one online in your Creative Cloud file storage. It is possible to only have copies on the cloud, and delete the local copies, but that wasn't really the way it was intended to be used. To do that you would want to turn off file sync from the Creative Cloud app preferences. I'd just caution you to make sure anything you delete locally has already been uploaded to the cloud before deleting. You can work through a browser to upload and download files with file sync turned off. Adobe Creative Cloud

You can turn file sync off here

Cheers,

- Dave

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Mar 29, 2020 Mar 29, 2020

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 Can this no longer be done? I can't seem to find that screen with the new interface on the dekstop app.

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New Here ,
Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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You can disable syncing here:

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click on the cloud image next to fonts, notifications and your profile picture and pause file sync. i was too scared to try out the deletion though.

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Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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this can not be done already. If you pause your file sync, delete the local file, then you unable the sync again, the file in the cloud also deleted. I tried it, and it suck.

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