rdiaz02

Change Directory Of Synced Folder

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Scenario

- a computer (running Linux)

- two android devices

 

When a folder from the computer is shared with one of the Android devices, you are asked about the directory for this folder (if Simple mode is not checked). However, this folder also appears in the other Android device, and you are not given the option to chose the directory.

 

Moreover, you cannot even anticipate the problem: changing the "Default folder location" before adding a new folder to the other Android does not change where the new folder will be placed.  So, basically, you have no control of where synced folders will be placed in a second Android device.

 

This happens regardless of whether, in the Linux machine, new folders are set to be Disconnected or Synced. This makes no difference.

 

In http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/33918-assign-a-name-to-folders-when-sharing-them/# it says "or its destination can be chosen if the default sync setting is "available", but in the Linux desktop I find no way to set default sync as available, and neither on the Android devices. This, it seems that on the second Android device it is impossible to change the destination.

 

Users should have the option of choosing the directory of linked folders, at least before any syncing starts.

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rdiaz02

Workaround: when you have an 'available' folder on the phone (not yet connected), just share is from PC via QR code again. Sync shall recognize that this is the 'disconnected" folder and suggest picking path for it. Of course with Simple mode disabled on the phone ;) 

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It would be very useful to choose the folder of each sync folder. by default it will be the default folder, otherwise the use will be able to change to another folder.

 

ex upon the imac you have an itunes external hdd that you want to backup upon the mac mini external HDD. you have also a photo external hdd that you want to backup upon another external hdd of the mac mini

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@Helen:

 

Thanks, but that is not really a workable workaround for me. In particular, using the QR code is a huge pain in many cases; I've already gone through the pain once, why repeat it? In previous versions, it used to be simple to use a key. It ain't more.

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