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Optimize Mac Storage: Keep local copy AND iCloud backup of directory [Resolved]

My active projects in a directory under ~/Documents/, which puts it in the path of iCloud's Optimized Storage. Often, I'll open a project folder to find files replaced with .icloud placeholder files.

Current workaround is either waiting for iCloud to re-download my project or resetting workspace changes via git.

Is there a way to force a persistent local copy, while still keeping a backup in iCloud?

I'm not trying to omit directories from Optimized Storage, I want the best of both worlds.

Question Credit: DannyDannyDanny
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Asked May 15, 2019
Posted Under: Apple
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