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Requesting additional functionality for File Sync within Connections Desktop Plugin

We are requesting the following improvements be made to File Sync when using the Connections Desktop Plugin:
  1. Ability to sync files that belong to a community, not an individual (this already works in the mobile app, and is part of the reason for the expectation this would work)
  2. Abililty to sync a whole folder without selecting individual files. This is key to ensuring that people pick up files that are newly added to folders they care about.
  3. Ability to sync all folders in a community.
  • Guest
  • Jul 24 2018
  • Future Consideration
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  • Guest commented
    27 Apr, 2020 03:22pm
  • Guest commented
    8 Apr, 2019 02:45am

    Number 2 is possible now, so long as the folder is a root folder.  Subfolders cannot be added to sync.  Once a folder is added, all the content is kept in sync

  • Guest commented
    13 Nov, 2018 02:07pm

    I'm looking for this feature too.

    The possibility to connect to a community with a tool like CMISYNC, for instance.

    there's an CMIS API ready.

  • Guest commented
    1 Aug, 2018 07:22am

    To me this opens up a deeper discussion about the best practice for desktop file sync:

    - sync on demand is great, have the files locally that I currently have used, older disappearing after a number of - say - 60 days

    - pinning files that I really want to keep with me


    this way you never need to do housekeeping, all which is of interest to you is automatically with you. If you really need to cache (notice the term) a complete folder locally, you should be able to do so, so „cache“ and „pin to local disk“ are the two options I am looking for. 


    Reasons for this request are large projects and comparable small local disks. We need something that does not mess up my disk space and that does not waste my time for housekeeping the file copies.


    open a file -> cached for 60 days. Open it again, counter reset to 60 days.


    pin that file -> cache forever.


    options should be available to cache a folder - or to pin it.