Indesign & icloud back up question

Community Beginner ,
Dec 22, 2021 Dec 22, 2021

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Hello,

 

My computer automatically uploads files from my computer to the cloud which while is handy for back ups is infuriating when trying to work on documents,

 

For example, large documents take forever to find all files and re-link and once you've linked them all....... the cloud starts taking them again so the whole process of downloading them starts again.

 

Currently 1.5 hours playing cat and mouse with icloud to get my missing links for a document.

 

HELP! Hope this makes sense

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Dec 22, 2021 Dec 22, 2021

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Stop using iCloud. Switch to Dropbox or OneDrive and make sure that smart sync features are turned off.

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Dec 22, 2021 Dec 22, 2021

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Thanks. Do you know if there's a smart sync' feature in iCloud I could try first?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 22, 2021 Dec 22, 2021

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You may want to check this out:

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/721152/how-to-stop-icloud-sync-for-desktop-and-documents-folders-on-mac/

 

Maybe this will help you past your syncing issues.

 

Randy

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Dec 22, 2021 Dec 22, 2021

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No, I'm sorry but it should be easy enough to find out.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 22, 2021 Dec 22, 2021

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I'd suggest that you consider using TimeMachine for your backups to an external device and/or the cloud, rather than iCloud's real-time backup updating. Or whatever alternate continuous backup solution you're using.

 

That would give you control over what gets backed up, and when, compared to the real time miseries you're dealing with right now.

 

In short, continuous backup settings are a false economy. While there's a small chance that something may fall through the cracks compared to regular, scheduled backups, you're clearly seeing the downside of continuous backup strategies.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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Dec 22, 2021 Dec 22, 2021

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Also, most AdobeCC subscriptions include 1TB of cloud storage. The Creative Cloud app installs a folder in your User folder named Creative Cloud Files. Any files and folders you store in the CCF folder will automatically sync to your Adobe cloud account.

 

The sync’ing happens in the background after a save, and would not affect the Adobe apps’ performance—you work on the local copies of the documents and any links you place in an InDesign document are the local copies.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 22, 2021 Dec 22, 2021

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From the Adobe website:

Indv/Edu plan: 100 GB 

Teams plan: 1 TB

 

David Creamer
Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Professional, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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Thanks for all the replies.

 

I still can't work it out. I currently still use timemachine occassionally and do really like the icloud back up feature but just wish there was a way to turn it off where all my files don't disappear. 

 

Still not sure what the solution is 😞

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