Hi Ronnie The Sierra Installer did not present the "All your files in iCloud " screen so I didn't get a chance to deselect it. On my account System Preferences shows shows iCloud Drive unticked which is fine. When I logged onto my wife's account System Preferences has iCloud Drive ticked which is what I was trying to avoid.
I have unticked the iCloud Drive box and have been given 3 choices and a warning documents stored on the iCloud will be removed from this Mac -Keep a copy -cancel -Remove from Mac I haven't chosen any of these yet as I am unsure what to do next. Will some of Carolyn's files already been removed from the Mac and if so how do I get them back? I'd appreciate some advice on what to do next please Cheers Allen On 08/08/2017, at 11:02 AM, Ronda Brown wrote: > Hi Allen, > > Yes, stop your CCC Backups & turn Time Machine backups off, after you do your > final backups and disconnect any external drives, prior to downloading & > installing Sierra. > > I suggest you wait until you have installed and thoroughly tested Sierra > before commencing your CCC & Time Machine backup routine. > > Cheers, > Ronni > > Sent from Ronni's iPad4 > > > On 8 Aug 2017, at 10:08 am, Allen <all...@amnet.net.au> wrote: > >> Hi Ronni >> >> Mm well obviously I haven't done enough preparation. Thank you very much for >> your instructions. I have printed them out and will work carefully through >> them >> >> Our backups consist of 2 CCC bootable backups daily to 2 different discs and >> 2 Time Machines alternately to different discs which I hope will be enough. >> I must remember to stop them while updating >> >> Cheers Allen >> >> iMac 2011 2.5Ghz Intel core i5 >> 8 GB 1333Mhz DDR3 >> >> On 07/08/2017, at 3:52 PM, Ronni Brown wrote: >> >>> >>>> On 7 Aug 2017, at 2:02 pm, Allen <all...@amnet.net.au> wrote: >>>> >>>> I am about to update our iMac from macOS 10.11.6 to OS 10.12.6 >>>> >>>> Would some one please remind me at what point do I stop our files being >>>> moved on to the iCloud? >>>> >>>> Is there anything else I should consider. We are fully backed up >>>> >>>> Regards Allen >>> >>> Hi Allen, >>> >>> You mention above that you are fully backed up, so I’m assuming you have a >>> bootable backup included in your backup regime >>> And you have done the normal preparations, and updated third-party software. >>> >>> Run Disk Utility >>> Use Disk Utility in El Capitan or Later: >>> 1. Launch Disk Utility (in /Applications/Utilities). >>> 2. In the list on the left, select your startup volume (if it isn’t already >>> selected), which is indented underneath the name of the device (hard drive >>> or SSD) that contains it. >>> 3. Click First Aid on the toolbar, and then click Run. Disk Utility checks >>> your disk and repairs it if necessary. >>> 4. When the repair is finished, click Done and quit Disk Utility. >>> — >>> Download Sierra on the Destination Mac: >>> The Sierra installer downloads to your /Applications folder—a process that >>> could take anywhere from minutes to days, depending on the bandwidth of >>> your broadband connection. >>> >>> After it downloads, the installer launches automatically. >>> >>> But you’re not ready to install Sierra quite yet, so choose Install macOS >>> Sierra > Quit Install macOS Sierra to quit the installer for the time being. >>> >>> The installer deletes itself after installing only when both of the >>> following are true: >>> • The installer is in /Applications on your startup volume. >>> • You do an in-place upgrade of your startup volume. >>> >>> If you put the installer anywhere else—your Desktop, or ~/Downloads, or >>> wherever—it won’t be deleted after it runs. Even so, because that big file >>> is valuable, I urge you to make a copy just in case the unexpected should >>> happen. >>> >>> So, before you do anything else, you should either Command-drag the >>> installer to move it from /Applications to another location (so it won’t be >>> deleted automatically, no matter what), or Option-drag the installer to >>> copy it to another location—preferably another volume—so if it is deleted, >>> you’ll have a spare. >>> >>> Installing Sierra: >>> In the process of upgrading to Sierra, the installer will invite you to >>> turn iCloud Drive feature on. (The relevant installer screen is titled “All >>> your files in iCloud,” and the single checkbox “Store files from Documents >>> and Desktop in iCloud Drive” is selected by default.) >>> Deselect this during the Sierra upgrade! >>> >>> And after installing the Sierra upgrade, check System Preferences > iCloud >>> - that iCloud Drive is NOT ticked! >>> The first thing I do after installing a OS X update & iOS update is check >>> that iCloud Drive is NOT ON… & turn if OFF if it is. >>> I use iCloud for just about everything else - but NOT “iCloud Drive”! >>> >>> Preform Post-Installation Tasks: >>> Respond to immediate questions. Among the most common questions are >>> requests for your user account password or Apple ID password. For example, >>> certain apps may once again need an administrator’s authorization to make >>> changes to your data, and various apps that use your Apple ID (including >>> iTunes and iBooks) may need you to sign in again. >>> >>> Tip: Even if you’re not prompted, it’s a good idea to check System >>> Preferences > iCloud to make sure you’re signed in to iCloud (and with the >>> correct Apple ID). Do the same in iTunes (Account > View My Account) and >>> the App Store (Store > View My Account). >>> >>> Work your way through any such dialogs you see, even if they seem >>> redundant. After that one-time process, most of them will not reappear. >>> >>> Handle Software Updates: >>> The next thing you should do is to update macOS itself (and any other >>> crucial Apple software) to the latest version. Sometimes Apple releases bug >>> fixes and security updates almost immediately after a major upgrade, and if >>> any such urgent updates are available, it’s in your best interest to >>> install them right away. >>> In Sierra, as in every version of OS X since Mountain Lion, all updates to >>> Apple software—including macOS itself, built-in software such as Safari and >>> QuickTime, and optional purchases such as Final Cut Pro and Pages—are >>> delivered through the App Store app. And, of course, you can update all the >>> third-party apps you’ve purchased from the App Store at the same time. >>> >>> In some cases, the App Store notifies you automatically of updates, but I >>> recommend checking manually, shortly after your Mac starts up under Sierra >>> for the first time. >>> >>> >>> Cheers, >>> Ronni >>> >>> 13-inch MacBook Air (April 2014) >>> 1.7GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost to 3.3GHz >>> 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM >>> 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage >>> >>> macOS Sierra 10.12.6 > > -- The WA Macintosh User Group Mailing List -- > Archives - <http://www.wamug.org.au/mailinglist/archives.shtml> > Guidelines - <http://www.wamug.org.au/mailinglist/guidelines.shtml> > Settings & Unsubscribe - > <http://lists.wamug.org.au/listinfo/wamug.org.au-wamug>
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