How to Copy and Move Photo Files to iCloud Drive from Mac OS X Finder?

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There are 2 ways to copy photo files to iCloud Drive from Mac OS X Finder. You can either copy photo files to iCloud Drive with Drag Drop option or copy photo files or folders to iCloud Drive with 'Copy and Paste' keyboard shortcuts. If you simply drag and drop a photo file or folder from Finder into iCloud Drive, then it will upload the photos file or folder and remove it from the local location, instead of moving it to iCloud.

Steps to Copy Photo Files to iCloud Drive with Option Drag Drop:

  1. Select the photo files from the Finder of OS X.
  2. Open a new Finder window.
  3. Select "iCloud Drive" from the sidebar.
  4. Hold down the "Option" key while dragging the selected photo file.
  5. Drop the photo file into the destination folder into "iCloud Drive" and release the Option key.
  6. You will see the photo file in iCloud Drive with a "Syncing" indicator located below them.

Steps to Copy Photo Files and Folders to iCloud Drive with Copy & Paste Keyboard Shortcuts:

  1. Go to Mac Finder and select the photo file or folder which you want to copy to iCloud Drive.
  2. Hit Command + C to copy it ti the clipboard.
  3. Browse to the iCloud Drive and the location where you want to copy it.
  4. Hit Command + V to paste the copied photo file or folder and upload it to iCloud Drive.

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