Workplace Desktop folder sync

NOTE  Available only in v8.x. Not sure which version you have? Click here.

SECURITY  All Workplace Desktop Users. Administrators and Super Administrators may sync any item accessible to them. All other users may only sync folders within their operating system user profile.

NAVIGATION  Windows taskbar >  > Preferences > Preferences button > Folder Sync

NAVIGATION  Mac menu bar > > Preferences... > Folder Sync

Local folder syncing allows any folder on your computer to be synced with the Workplace service, enabling you to sync projects to the locations most convenient for you.

For Administrators and Super Administrators, these folders can be located anywhere on your local drive, an external drive or a network drive. These synced local folders provide all the same features and functionality as a project. In fact, a local folder that is synced becomes a project within the Workplace Online.

NOTE  If your team has an Unlimited Workplace plan for Workplace Desktop, you will not be able to sync to external or network drives. Workplace Server is required for this functionality.

IMPORTANT  In order to ensure successful folder sync, please review File types that should not be synced to Workplace. You must be very careful to not use a folder structure that contains file types that should not be synced, e.g. the OS-created Documents folder within your Windows user profile.

IMPORTANT  If you wish to sync to a network drive, be sure to select the folder using the Network section of your file browser. DO NOT use a mapped drive!

The Folder Sync tab also allows you to merge a local folder with a project.

This option is particularly useful if the local folder becomes disconnected from the project. Merging the two will allow them to be quickly reconnected. For instance, if you need to replace a machine that is hosting a Workplace Desktop instance syncing to a network volume, this merge option can be used to get Workplace Desktop on the replacement machine back into full operation very quickly.

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