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iCloud-NoSync

An Automator utility to have iCloud Sync ignore an entire folder without losing access to the folder path

What is it?

Tired of iCloud (or bird) constantly running in the background uploading and downloading files excessively - especially ones you don't need synced? This workflow adds an 'iCloud-NoSync' option to your context menu in Finder that adds the iCloud .nosync extension to any folder and then creates a symbolic link with the original name to the new folder so it doesn't mess up applications that depend on the folder. this is especially useful for node_modules folders!!! (speaking of which, if you want this specifically for node_modules, try: https://www.npmjs.com/package/icloud-nosync-node)

How it works

  • Download the repository and unzip it
  • Copy the iCloud-NoSync.workflow file to your ~/Library/Services folder

How to use it

  • Open Finder and find a folder you don't want to sync to iCloud
  • Right-click the folder
  • Choose iCloud-NoSync from the bottom of the context menu
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