How to Add iCloud Drive to Finder Sidebar on Mac

iCloud Drive makes it a lot easier to sync files across iDevices. Hence, I make sure to keep it in the Finder sidebar to quickly drag and drop docs onto it. A couple of days back when I was just about to sync a file through iCloud, I found it missing from the sidebar. Fortunately, it didn’t require much digging to bring it back. Taking my practical experience into account, I thought it would be apt to make a quick guide about how to add iCloud Drive to the Finder sidebar on Mac.

You can add, remove any items in the sidebar depending on your need. What’s more, there is also an option to rearrange folders and shortcuts based on priority. Let’s find out how it works.

How to Add iCloud Drive to Sidebar in Finder on Mac

Step #1. Open Finder on your Mac → Click on the Finder menu at the top left corner.

Step #2. Now, you need to select Preferences.

Click on Preferences in Finder on Mac

Step #3. Next up, click on the Sidebar tab → Check the box next to iCloud Drive.

Add iCloud Drive to Finder Sidebar on Mac

Based on your need, you can also add other things like Movies, Music, and Pictures in the sidebar.

How to Remove iCloud Drive from Sidebar in Finder on Mac

Later, if you don’t want to keep iCloud Drive in the sidebar for any reason, you can quickly remove it.

Step #1. Launch Finder on your Mac → Click on the Finder menu at the top left corner.

Step #2. Now, click on Preferences.

Click on Preferences in Finder on Mac

Step #3. Sidebar tab → Uncheck the box next to iCloud Drive.

Remove iCloud Drive to Finder Sidebar on Mac

You can uncheck the box next to any folder which you no longer want to keep in the sidebar.

That’s done!

If you want to rearrange the folders or shortcuts, simply hover over the mouse on any item and then drag it to the desired place. For instance, you can rearrange all the folders located under Favorites, Devices, Shared and Tags to suit your needs better.

Video: How to Show iCloud Drive in Finder Sidebar on Mac?

Wrapping up

Use these simple tips to keep you Finder sidebar fully customized! Have any feedback? Feel free to toss it up in the comments below.

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