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Trying to understand the relationship (difference?) between Apple iCloud.com and apple iCloud Drive.

As I see it now, iCloud, as in my icloud.com account, is rented disc space on Apple's server farm.

iCloud Drive is the access tool for iCloud - needed otherwise I cannot access (read/write/delete) my iCloud.com files.

The macOSX Finder bar Go icon enables access to iCloud Drive

All this requires an active Apple ID.

Is this correct - if not Please update.
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Adiel de Freitas earned 2000 total points
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You are correct.
The iCloud.com account requires and Apple ID for it to work.
iCloud.com is the Web Portal that allows you to access this storage.

Just like Contacts, Photos, Calendars, and Videos Drive files are stored on the iCloud.
However the Drive storage is aimed at giving you access to the files on your Mac.
Folders on the Mac can be added to the Drive and accessed from any IOS device through
the iCloud Drive App.

"where files are usually saved on a Mac — can be automatically stored and updated in iCloud Drive. So you can always access them on any device, including a second Mac"
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Thanks for your support, I need to explain this concept to others, and I needed to be sure...
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