Using iCloud Drive Shared Folders in macOS Catalina

A new feature in macOS Catalina will be the ability to share entire folders in iCloud Drive with others. Any files you place in the folder will be available to others that you specify, or anyone with a link of you wish. All with access to the folder can modify, add and delete files. This collaborative feature has been a part of other cloud soltuions for a while, so it is nice to finally have it as part of iCloud. You can also do this with iOS 13.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Using iCloud Drive Shared Folders in macOS Catalina”

    Ron Housley
    5 years ago

    There seems to be a rash of new third-party cloud storage services similar to iCloud Drive, Google Drive and Dropbox, but ones offering 2TB to 10TB of storage for a LIFETIME, for one up-front payment ($60-$99 range). (e.g., ThunderDrive, Degoo) That’s too good to be true, right?! Thoughts?

    5 years ago

    Ron: I haven't seen any of those. You should definitely trust the service you use.

    5 years ago

    Great tutorial! I also saw somewhere that we’ll be able to Pin and Remove Local as well, which is awesome!

    Question, I’ve run some tests... I cannot get a shared file (not on beta) to sync a change to its file name from the shared side. File name change from sharing side syncs to shared user side. Weird. Make sense?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

    5 years ago

    MattL I haven't experienced that, but I haven't really looked for it. Not sure if it is a bug, or will update eventually, or that is how it is supposed to be.

    Adam Snyder
    5 years ago

    Hello Gary, I watched this video several weeks ago and was excited to see this option come to Catalina. I just this afternoon decided to give it a try. However, I do not have the "Add People" option.
    I did a Google search for this first, your video was on YouTube and it appears many other are not seeing this option either.
    Is there something I am missing?

    5 years ago

    Adam: Yes, Apple pulled this feature back because there were bugs. They still say they hope to add it soon in a future minor version update.

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