Berlin (dpa) – Whether you want it to or not, Apple’s Mac OS X system will automatically store any unsaved document in temporary storage on its iCloud service. To deactivate this function, users have to open the Terminal function, which can be found by going into the hard drive, clicking on Applications and then looking in the Utilities folder.
Once Terminal is open, type in the order (without quotation marks) “defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false” and then hit return to confirm the command.
The method was recently clarified in a report in German computing blog Heise Online.
After that, backup copies of unsaved documents will once again be stored in the computer’s user profile.
To undo the order, get back into Terminal and type “defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentsSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool true”.