OK, there’s a step here I’m not picturing. I bought Ms. Napier her first Mac, a Mini. She’s been PC all along. I want to use iCloud to get all her PC content available on the Mac, and give her all the overlap time she wants using both systems.
I have iCloud running on her old PC and her new Mac. There’s an iCloud Drive > Documents folder on the old PC and there’s one on the new Mac. When I put a new file in either of these, it appears in the other, and I can open it. So, there’s a bridge between the PC and iCloud and the Mac, and it works.
What I am not getting is, how do I get all her old PC documents swept up in this new scheme? Do I drag everything from her old MyDocuments folder into the iCloudDrive Documents folder? Then tell her never to use MyDocuments again?
I don’t think I should copy everything from MyDocuments to iCloud Documents, because further work she does on the PC in MyDocuments will change only that copy and there’ll be two versions. Besides, I think that may try to create two local copies on the old PC, for which there may not be enough hard drive space.
Ms. Napier is unsophisticated in computers and afraid of change generally and the Mac particularly, as it is. Something smooth would be really helpful here.
I’m Mac only at home, and simply treat my iCloud Documents folder as my user folder. I’m going to suggest that to her, too.