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Shaun Pond
18-Nov-2015, 13:33
iFolder as shipped with OES no longer works on my wife's PC (looks like
something to do with permissions, but since it's provided by her
employer I'm not going to try to get round that). What I need is
something that allows her to use the PC without any changes: for
example dropox isn't suitable, because you need to move files to a
dropbox folder, whereas iFolder allows her to include the whole of
MyDocuments. I'd also like to have the data store in-house, not on
3rd-party cloud storage...

anyone got any suggestions?

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ketter
18-Nov-2015, 15:11
On Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:33:22 GMT, Shaun Pond
<shaunpond@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>iFolder as shipped with OES no longer works on my wife's PC (looks like
>something to do with permissions, but since it's provided by her
>employer I'm not going to try to get round that). What I need is
>something that allows her to use the PC without any changes: for
>example dropox isn't suitable, because you need to move files to a
>dropbox folder, whereas iFolder allows her to include the whole of
>MyDocuments. I'd also like to have the data store in-house, not on
>3rd-party cloud storage...
>
>anyone got any suggestions?

Filr?
Ken

malcolmlewis
18-Nov-2015, 15:28
On Wed 18 Nov 2015 12:33:22 PM CST, Shaun Pond wrote:

iFolder as shipped with OES no longer works on my wife's PC (looks like
something to do with permissions, but since it's provided by her
employer I'm not going to try to get round that). What I need is
something that allows her to use the PC without any changes: for
example dropox isn't suitable, because you need to move files to a
dropbox folder, whereas iFolder allows her to include the whole of
MyDocuments. I'd also like to have the data store in-house, not on
3rd-party cloud storage...

anyone got any suggestions?



Hi
What about OwnCloud?

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Shaun Pond
18-Nov-2015, 17:32
KeN,

does Filr allow you to specify the whole of mydocuments as a root for
one of the shared areas?

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Shaun Pond
18-Nov-2015, 17:35
Malcolmlewis,
that may work - I'll stick that on a server and see what it looks like
- thanks


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ketter
18-Nov-2015, 18:47
On Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:32:39 GMT, Shaun Pond
<shaunpond@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>KeN,
>
>does Filr allow you to specify the whole of mydocuments as a root for
>one of the shared areas?

On second thought, may not be what you are after. Filr is more server
centric - syncing files on your server with a location on your PC.
I've only used the iOS app. Playing with the PC application is on my
list of things to do.

Ken

hendersj
18-Nov-2015, 19:53
On Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:33:22 +0000, Shaun Pond wrote:

> iFolder as shipped with OES no longer works on my wife's PC (looks like
> something to do with permissions, but since it's provided by her
> employer I'm not going to try to get round that). What I need is
> something that allows her to use the PC without any changes: for example
> dropox isn't suitable, because you need to move files to a dropbox
> folder, whereas iFolder allows her to include the whole of MyDocuments.
> I'd also like to have the data store in-house, not on 3rd-party cloud
> storage...
>
> anyone got any suggestions?

btsync is what I use here. Not only can you have the data store in-
house, they actually don't provide cloud storage at all.

The free version is probably sufficient for what you're looking to do.

Jim

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Anders Gustafsson
20-Nov-2015, 07:24
Filr

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Anders Gustafsson
20-Nov-2015, 07:24
Shaun Pond,
> does Filr allow you to specify the whole of mydocuments as a root for
> one of the shared areas?

I have it as a subfolder to C:\USers\username

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Shaun Pond
20-Nov-2015, 11:27
Anders,

not good enough I'm afraid - it has to be "my documents"

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easy

Alex Warmerdam
12-Dec-2015, 06:52
On Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:27:38 GMT, Shaun Pond
<shaunpond@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

> Anders,
>
> not good enough I'm afraid - it has to be "my documents"

My documents is nothing more then a reg key, point that to the filr
folder or make my documents a symbolic link to filr.

Shaun Pond
12-Dec-2015, 08:13
Alex,

it's a machine that belongs to her employer: they get very panicky if
you change things, and the accounts are very locked down - for that
reason I need everything to look the same

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Shaun Pond
in my "day job" I work for ENGL; our aim is to make Windows deployment
easy