I don’t currently have the iCloud Desktop & Documents Folders feature turned on. The main reason is that when that feature appeared, I didn’t bother looking into the benefits and didn’t want to muck up anything.
I do however create folders on my iCloud Drive where I store things that I want to have access whether I’m on my laptop or mobile devices.
But as I now prepare for a new computer, I’m wondering how I’m going to set things up and this Desktop & Documents synching has me wondering if I should consider it.
Is there any difference between:
a) Turning on Desktop & Documents syncing (and moving all my files to those folders)
b) Just keeping things in separate iCloud folders
Possibly related - if I am editing audio files frequently, should I not store those on iCloud Drive? Are iCloud files stored on iCloud and when they are accessed, they are then downloaded to my computer? Or are the files in both iCloud and locally on my laptop and when I save the edits to the local file, it then just syncs up a copy to iCloud?