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    Does Reunion automatically store files on iCloud?

    Does Reunion automatically store files on iCloud?
    What is the benefit[s] of having the files on iCloud?
    How many, and which files are stored there?
    How would I find and possibly move them out of iCloud?
    If I don't want to pay for iCloud storage is there a way I can easily put them on my iMac's large hard drive?
    John Johnson at johnjohnson@mac.com

    #2
    Reunion does not have specialised interaction with iCloud, like Preview or Pages and Numbers apps - Reunion does not have its own "container". So, no - Reunion does not automatically store file in iCloud. A benefit of doing so would be having the same files across several devices, although the issue is that will arise is how to deal with more than 1 copy being worked on at the same time.

    Reunion's family tree file is a package. It consists of the database itself, some cache file to speed up searches and the thumbnails of any media you have imported to the family tree (not the media itself). The latter can cause your family file to grow... large...

    While Reunion itself does not interact with iCloud, it could still be possible that your family tree file is on iCloud. If you have iCloud drive turned on, and you keep your family tree file in the default Reunion location (~/Documents/Reunion Files) then it will get copied to iCloud. If you do want your documents folder to be synced with iCloud, but not the Reunion files, then move the Reunion Files folder out of the Documents folder, maybe to your root folder. Be sure to make Reunion look there instead of the deault location -> Preferences.

    Reunion Files lives in the Documents folder, unless you have moved it out of there. If you have not switched on iCloud Drive, then you need not worry about it being synced to iCloud and using up space there.
    --
    Eric Van Beest
    Spring, TX

    Researching: Van Beest, Feijen, Van Herk

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      #3
      Originally posted by Johnson524 View Post
      Does Reunion automatically store files on iCloud?
      What is the benefit[s] of having the files on iCloud?
      How many, and which files are stored there?
      How would I find and possibly move them out of iCloud?
      If I don't want to pay for iCloud storage is there a way I can easily put them on my iMac's large hard drive?
      John Johnson at johnjohnson@mac.com
      No, none, none and you don't need to look for the files on iCloud nor move them. (Note: When you say "files", I am answering only about Reunion files.) No point in looking for them.

      Reunion is strictly on your Mac hard drive unless you want to sync with ReunionTouch on your iPhone/iPad. Then you must use Dropbox.

      Eric already gave you the location and provided lots of information...

      With regard to paying for iCloud, unless you have lots of photos or tons of tunes, the free 5 GB for most people is sufficient to back up data from their iPhone. If you have a fair quantity of photos or tunes or have both an iPhone and iPad and/or multiple Macs, you would be wise to pay the 99 cents a month for the 50 GB level. My mantra is backup, backup, backup....
      Bob White, Mac Nut Since 1985, Reunion Nut Since 1991
      Jenanyan, Barnes, White, Duncan, Dunning, Luce, Hedge and more
      iMac/MacBookPro 11 iPhone/iPadPro 14 R13 & RT 1 Watch 7.1

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        #4
        To expand on what's already been said:

        Originally posted by Johnson524 View Post
        Does Reunion automatically store files on iCloud?
        By default, Reunion stores family files in:

        Documents/Reunion Files/

        Whether or not that folder is stored in iCloud will depend on your iCloud Drive settings. If you have iCloud Drive set to store your Desktop & Documents Folders (System Preferences, iCloud, click Options beside iCloud Drive), that would result in the family files being stored in iCloud if they are stored in the above folder. If you don't have that option enabled, then your family files are not being stored in iCloud (unless you were to specifically move them into your iCloud Drive).

        What is the benefit[s] of having the files on iCloud?
        Storing family files in iCloud is not supported and we do not recommend it as it can cause a variety of issues. The main advantage to iCloud is the ability to sync files between multiple systems (e.g. two Macs), for those purposes we support Dropbox.

        How many, and which files are stored there?
        No files would be stored there unless you have your Desktop & Documents Folders stored in iCloud, as noted above. If that's the case, everything inside your Documents folder would be stored in iCloud -- including the Reunion Files folder.

        How would I find and possibly move them out of iCloud?
        You can determine if they're stored in iCloud by checking the setting above. If that option is enabled and you're storing the files in the default location, you'll find them in the folder noted above (Documents/Reunion Files/). To get them out of iCloud, you would simply move them out of the Documents folder to some other folder (e.g. in your users Home folder). Note that you should not put the family files in your Applications folder - only applications should be stored there.

        If I don't want to pay for iCloud storage is there a way I can easily put them on my iMac's large hard drive?
        If you do have Desktop & Documents Folders set to be stored in iCloud drive, you could simply move them to a folder that's not stored on iCloud Drive, as noted above. You could also disable that option, but note that this will result in files being moved around by macOS -- everything that was stored in your Documents and on your Desktop will end up in an "iCloud Archive" folder located inside your users Home folder (don't ask me why Apple does this, I haven't the foggiest).

        HTH
        Mark Harrison
        Leister Productions, Inc.

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