A tiny tip.

I was getting annoyed that a particular Mac app's iCloud folder was not showing up in iCloud Drive, even though the app would happily show me the files there and let me save new ones, too, and Finder could find the files with a search.

After a bit of digging, I have discovered there are two types of iCloud folders belonging to apps – "public" and "private".

Public folders can be seen in iCloud Drive on the Mac and in Files on iOS. Private folders cannot be seen anywhere other than in the app they belong to. It seems that once an app has been accepted into the App Store and has chosen one of these options, the developer cannot change the type.

I think some of the difference stems from the "old style" app folders before "iCloud Drive" was a thing. In any case, although syncing of iCloud Drive can take a little while (especially on a new device), if you don't see the folder anywhere within a few days, then it's probably private and you can stop looking for it in iCloud Drive.

You can however, find it if you really want to, at ~/Library/Mobile Documents/xxxxx/Documents. The xxxxx will be a glop of random characters followed by a "domain-based" name for the app, like this one for GarageBand.


The contents of the Documents folder in that location will be the contents of the app's folder.

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