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Do you want to customize or disable Optimized Storage on your Mac computer system? If yes, then you have come to the right place because today we are going to teach you exactly how you can customize or disable Optimized Storage on your Mac computer system. So, let’s get started.

How to Stop Syncing Your Desktop and Documents Folders in iCloud?

If you have used “Desktop and Documents folders” syncing in iCloud and found that it’s not that useful, then you can disable this feature. Following are the steps that you can follow to stop syncing your “Desktop and Documents folders” in iCloud:

  1. Tap on the Apple icon (located in the upper left corner of your system’s screen).
  2. After that, tap on the “System Preferences” option from the drop-down menu.
  3. Now tap on Apple ID.
  4. Next, tap on iCloud.
  5. Now press the “Options” button.
  6. Finally, deselect the “Desktop and Documents Folders” option to stop syncing your “Desktop and Documents folders” in iCloud.

How to Disable Optimized Storage Feature on Mac?

This feature allows its users to save their device’s precious storage space by automatically removing iTunes movies and TV shows from the system. So, if you want to ensure that your favorite movies and TV shows are not automatically deleted, you can disable the “Optimized Storage” feature on your Mac. Following are the steps that you can follow to disable the “Optimized Storage” feature on your Mac:

  1. Tap on the Apple icon.
  2. After that, tap on the “System Preferences” option from the drop-down menu.
  3. Now tap on Apple ID.
  4. Next, tap on iCloud.
  5. Now deselect the “Optimize Mac Storage” option.
  6. You have successfully disabled the Optimized Storage feature on your Mac.

How to Disable Empty Trash Automatically Feature on Mac?

If you are someone who likes to check his Trash files and documents before deleting them permanently, then you must disable the “Empty Trash Automatically” feature on your system to make sure that your important file or document does not get deleted automatically. Following are the steps that you can follow to disable the “Empty Trash Automatically” feature on Mac:

  1. Tap on the “Finder” option (located in the upper left corner of your system’s screen).
  2. Now tap on the “Preferences” option from the drop-down menu.
  3. Next, tap on the “Advanced” option inside the “Finder Preferences” window.
  4. Now deselect the “Remove items from the Trash after 30 days” option.
  5. You have successfully disabled the “Empty Trash Automatically” feature on your Mac.

How to Customize Which Apps Are Stored in iCloud?

If your storage space is full-on iCloud, then you can easily solve this problem and make some space in it by selecting the apps which can store their data on iCloud. This helps you save your precious iCloud storage space and ensure that sufficient space is available for storing your important data. Following are the steps that you can follow to customize which apps are stored in iCloud:

  1. Tap on the Apple icon (Located in the upper left corner of your system’s screen).
  2. After that, tap on the “System Preferences” option from the drop-down menu.
  3. Now tap on Apple ID.
  4. Next, tap on iCloud.
  5. Now press the “Options” button.
  6. Finally, deselect the apps that you don’t want to allow to use your precious iCloud storage space for storing their data.

How to Manage Your Files and Folders That Are Stored in iCloud?

If you want to get the most out of iCloud storage space, then you must keep only those files in it that are important. This ensures that sufficient space is available for storing your important data. So, make sure that you remove unnecessary files and folders from iCloud if you want to get the most out of it. Following are the steps that you can follow to manage your files and folders stored in iCloud:

  1. Tap on the “Finder” option (located in the upper left corner of your system’s screen).
  2. Now tap on the iCloud Drive option (Located in the sidebar).
  3. Next, double-click on a folder to open it and see its stored content.
  4. Next, select all the files that you wish to delete.
  5. Now right-click on the selected files.
  6. Finally, tap on the “Move to trash” option to remove these files from iCloud.

Conclusion

It is very important that we maintain a balance between the hard drive storage and iCloud storage if we want to get the most out of iCloud. So, make sure you maintain this balance by customizing the “Optimized Storage” feature of Mac according to your needs and preference.

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