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  1.    28 Jun 2018 #1

    Can someone help with adding iCloud Drive to explorer navigation pane?


    Iíve managed to add every single thing Iíve wanted - largely via information and/or reg files Iíve found here.

    The one that is missing (and likely a little convoluted courtesy of Apple) is iCloud Drive.

    Anyone familiar with the process able to help me out?
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       28 Jun 2018 #2

    Hi klepp0906

    Did you download and install iCloud for Windows?

    https://support.apple.com/en-ca/ht204283


    Ken
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  3.    28 Jun 2018 #3

    You can only install iCloud on a PC if you have a Apple device setup with an Apple ID.

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    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201104
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  4.    28 Jun 2018 #4

    I did, I do. However icloud drive does not appear in the navigation pane. It pins it to quick access - but im looking for a means to perma-place it the same as dropbox and onedrive. Does that make sense?

    Google Drive presented the same issue but a batch file available here remedied that. Unfortunately, ive looked far and wide and had no luck coming up with a similar solution for icloud drive.
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  5. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       28 Jun 2018 #5

    I guess it makes sense, you want it.

    I would imagine you could get it to list under libraries but that wouldn't be much different than it being in Quick Access.

    Not sure how to make it a "Heading" although this is likely a Registry hack. Hopefully another member has had the same requirement.

    Maybe the answer is to get a "Better" file manager that allows for more default customizations.
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       28 Jun 2018 #6

    klepp0906 said: View Post
    I did, I do. However icloud drive does not appear in the navigation pane. It pins it to quick access - but im looking for a means to perma-place it the same as dropbox and onedrive. Does that make sense?

    Google Drive presented the same issue but a batch file available here remedied that. Unfortunately, ive looked far and wide and had no luck coming up with a similar solution for icloud drive.
    Maybe upload and post that batch file, and someone here can tinker with it to work with iCloud. Just a thought.
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  7. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       28 Jun 2018 #7

    Your request must make sense.

    I searched creating a top level category in windows 10 file explorer and plenty of hits, no answers.

    I like TC's suggestion.
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  8. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       28 Jun 2018 #8

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Your request must make sense.

    I searched creating a top level category in windows 10 file explorer and plenty of hits, no answers.

    I like TC's suggestion.
    Doesn't that sound like something Shawn would have cooked up? Bet he's got it deep down in his bag of tricks.
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  9. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       28 Jun 2018 #9

    It does....
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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       28 Jun 2018 #10

    I'm afraid that I don't know for iCloud.
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