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Change The Default Save Location From iCloud


iCloud is all the rage and is really good at sharing documents between your iOS devices. I use it to move documents between my Mac and iPad. Recently I showed you how to turn off iCloud documents in there entirety. This post is an  extension of this. I am going to show you how to turn off the default save location from iCloud to your normal hard drive. I am using this tip regularly because, although I use iCloud, I use my hard drive far more often as a save location.

Changing The Save Location

This tip involves using Terminal. Open up the app in your Applications > Utilities folder. Then copy and paste the following into the window and press enter. If you open (close if it is already open) TextEdit after the change you will notice that the default save location has changed from iCloud to your hard drive.

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false

You can change the default save location from iCloud with one simple change.

If you don’t like the change, or wish to turn it back simply type the following into Terminal and press enter. When you restart TextEdit it will change back the functionality to set the default location to iCloud.

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool true

It is only a simple change however, before I found it I spent many clicks and many minutes a day changing the save location from iCloud to my hard drive. Its only a minor change but something that will certainly make my life a little bit easier.

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