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iCloud Drive Splitting Folders

Drew McCormack:

It’s difficult to know exactly what is happening, but it seems iCloud Drive is generating extraneous folders during conflict resolution.

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For many apps, this is no big deal, and may never arise. But if your app stores data at specific paths in iCloud Drive, it could very easily become a problem.

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If you are removing and re-adding folders in your app at a specific path in iCloud Drive, don’t be surprised if one day you discover the data is gone, and moved into a second version of the folder at a different path.

I consider this pretty undesirable behavior. No other sync solution I know does this. Dropbox doesn’t — although Dropbox does do something similar to this with files rather than directories — and the original iCloud file sync also didn’t do it.

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