David.P

Can't create READ-ONLY folder

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Hi,

I add a new folder on my source PC and choose "Read-Only".

Instantly, the folder appears (and starts syncing) on all my devices -- as "Standard Folder - Read and Write".

Why is that so, and how can I create a folder that syncs in "Read-Only" mode, i.e. where it is made sure that the client/target devices can't change the content of that folder?

Thanks

 

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Thank you -- but it says "Read-Only" even in your screenshot.

However, I suppose that's only working for the link when you share folders with third parties...

Too bad that it doesn't seem to be possible to do One-Way sync (among your own devices) with Sync!

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5 minutes ago, David.P said:

but it says "Read-Only" even in your screenshot.

It says Read-Only link, key or QR code. It's not about read-only folder.

5 minutes ago, David.P said:

Too bad that it doesn't seem to be possible to do One-Way sync (among your own devices) with Sync!

What's wrong with using read-only key to share a folder?

It allows you to sync files one-way among any devices you want.

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It should also not say "Read and Write" one one's folders if something else, particularly "Read Only" is not even available.

2 minutes ago, Alex. said:

What's wrong with using read-only key to share a folder?

I don't want to share a folder, I want to sync it to my own devices.

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2 minutes ago, David.P said:

I don't want to share a folder, I want to sync it to my own devices.

Ok, copy read-only link to your device and folder will sync in read-only mode.

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But that folder shows up already on all devices as soon as I create it.

Then, when I add it using that read-only link, it shows up twice!

That's very confusing, and it's not clear if and how the first instance of the folder can be removed or not.

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So, I'm adding a folder in Sync on my source machine. This folder appears (like all folders) immediately on all my peer machines -- but as Read&Write folder, which I don't want it to.

Then I first have to disconnect this folder in Sync on a peer machine, in order to be able to insert the read-only key for this folder there. Only then does the folder act as a read-only folder on that peer machine:

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This is an extremely cumbersome and unintuitive approach, especially since that folder still appears as a Read&Write folder on all other peer machines, which is a) unwanted and b) even dangerous because it can still be changed or deleted from those other peer machines. Furthermore, I don't want the folder to appear on the other peer machines at all, not even as a disconnected folder.

However, it is also not possible to remove the folder from Sync on the other peer machines, because Sync then tells you that "the folder will be removed on all linked devices" (whatever "linked" actually means again, in the confusing and inconsistent wording that you find throughout Sync).

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In summary, the whole thing is a miserable, cumbersome workaround and needs to be improved.

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On 11/1/2019 at 9:12 PM, David.P said:

Then I first have to disconnect this folder in Sync on a peer machine, in order to be able to insert the read-only key for this folder there. Only then does the folder act as a read-only folder on that peer machine

That's absolutely right.

On 11/1/2019 at 9:12 PM, David.P said:

This is an extremely cumbersome and unintuitive approach, especially since that folder still appears as a Read&Write folder on all other peer machines, which is a) unwanted and b) even dangerous because it can still be changed or deleted from those other peer machines. Furthermore, I don't want the folder to appear on the other peer machines at all, not even as a disconnected folder.

If you don't want folders appear automatically don't link you devices together and share folder one-by-one. This is just the way it works.

https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/205457815-Sync-Private-Identity-Linking-My-Devices

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