Has Anyone Ever Seen this Before?


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I was re managing my iCloud drive and noticed the separate partition in the dock. I've never seen this before and assumed it was a new Sierra feature. Does anyone know how to get rid of it and how it came to be? Any help would be awesome
 

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Apologies if I'm misunderstanding you Kyle because I'm still on 10.7.5 but isn't this just the usual separator that splits the Dock into System section & the User section?? As can be seen in the pictures at this link. (Clicky)
 
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I appreciate the response. No that's what the normal partition looks like. Somehow this is like a circle that's been flattened out. I'm not entirely sure how to get rid of it lol
 

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Try holding down the mouse on it & dragging it off ... or right-clicking it for options?
 

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Hello and welcome.

That looks like a progress bar below a folder that is syncing, since it is below the standard Dock divider and above the Trash - possibly your iCloud Drive folder as you stated, or another folder that syncs? I assume you have your Dock located on the left side of your display?

If it is indeed your iCloud Drive folder, that progress bar will show if all of the items have not completed syncing to iCloud. Double-check your System Preferences... > iCloud > iCloud Drive > Options... settings. Maybe the sync has stopped because your iCloud storage is full. You get 5 GB of space for free.

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I appreciate the responses. I'm looking at roughly 3 GB of storage that's currently being utilized for back ups. The rest is just free space. I use iCloud for reminders, notes etc and basically use iCloud drive as a sharedrive just for myself. I don't keep copies of anything on there, (mainly papers for school that I'm wanting to type on my iPad). All that to say I unchecked iCloud drive, turned it back on, attempted to right click the actual partition in the dock. Nothing has worked. It's really not a HUGE issue or anything, just a nuisance I'd like to clean up if at all possible. Any other ideas that I could give a whirl maybe? Thanks guys

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If you hover your mouse over the folder just above the progress bar, does a label popup with the name of the folder?

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Are you talking about in the dock? No, it just jumps over the documents folder. There isn't any indication that the iCloud drive is trying to sync or anything either. I'm not entirely sure where to go from here. I've asked some other friends of mine also and they've never seen it before so I don't know
 

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Yeah, the folder in the Dock. Strange that it would jump over it. Indeed, this is a very curious issue that I have not seen either.

-Is File Sharing enabled?
-Any other online syncing apps installed - DropBox, Dolly Drive, Carbonite, etc.?
-Since it jumps over it, there isn't any way to click and drag remove it from the Dock, correct?

You could always delete the Dock plist file, restart, and go back to the default Dock.

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No, file sharing isn't turned on. You think the best way to just get rid of it is to delete the plist file, restart it, and then reconfigure the dock how I had it in the past? Where is that plist for the dock located by chance?
 
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Yes, I would try the plist fix first. Make sure you have a current Time Machine or other backup and only delete the files listed below.

1. In Finder, click Go in menu bar with the Option key held down and select Library about halfway down in the list
2. Open the Preferences folder
3. Move any files with com.apple.dock in the name to the Trash and restart

The Dock should go back to the default. Let us know if that doesn't work.

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