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browse icloud files and folders on computer ftp

The usual way to manage the file data in iCloud is through the app that is using iCloud to store its files. On a Mac however, you can gain access to the iCloud file system in Finder and manually edit, upload or delete files.

This method gives you access to the folder that is used by iCloud to sync all your data. Also from what I have noticed, sometimes apps don’t get fully deleted and part of it is left over in iCloud. I’m not sure why this happens, however with this method you can manually remove that left over app data.

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password protect folder and file mac terminal app how to password protect files and folders on mac

Want to keep a private folder or password protect some files? There are a few easy ways to password protect your files and folders to keep prying eyes out, and for security. While Macs allow you to create password protected disk images with Disk Utility, other 3rd party applications give you more options and features.

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zip mac file, compress, rar, zip, mac

Compressing (zipping) files does two things, it combines all the selected files/folders into one file as well as minimizes the file size of the original file into a newly created zip file. When emailing photos or sharing files online it is best to compress all files together and sent as one file instead of sending 50 different files. There are however certain files that you’ll notice once compressed don’t actually zip down the file size, this is because some files already come compressed.
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show hidden files and folders mac library

Apple hides certain files and folders; this is normally a good thing because tampering with hidden system files could crash your Mac if you don’t know what you’re doing. However certain circumstances require access to the hidden files & folders, luckily there are a few easy ways to show all the hidden items.

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change finder background

While there is most likely not really any practical reason for changing the Finder background, it is possible to do. If you’re really into customizing your Mac it’s a simple process to add a background image or change the solid background colour.

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