Since I posted this tip, and it has worked its way through the paywall, I have been getting a lot of tips from readers about how to go about adding this folder to the Finder sidebar. The tip I am linking to is one tip I only heard about yesterday, but the tip didn’t work for me.

Besides it not working for me, the tip really is a messy hack.

More readers emailed in with a slightly less complicated solution: create an alias to the Mobile Documents folder and add that alias to the sidebar in Finder. That’s pretty good, but I can do you one better.

Reader Matt H. wrote in with a screenshot of his computer showing the most dumb-foundingly easy solution. Here’s what you do:

  1. Navigate to the Mobile Documents folder (aka iCloud).
  2. Go to the File menu and select the command Add to Sidebar.

You are done. I don’t know why this works and dragging in the folder doesn’t, but I am sure glad it works. Thanks Matt H.


Posted by Ben Brooks