FileCloud provides a sync app to synchronize your CMU Qatar U – Personal drive with your computer (Mac, Windows and Linux).

FileCloud sync app creates a special folder on each of your computers (called the “sync” folder). Simply adding files to this sync folder will automatically synchronize the file to your “CMU Qatar U – Personal drive”, which means you can open it from any other computer, smartphone, or tablet that also has FileCloud installed.

This is useful to keep an offline copy of your “CMU Qatar U – Personal drive”, on them when you are not connected to the internet. After editing and working on files, when you connect back to the internet, the FileCloud sync app will upload the changes you had made automatically to the FileCloud server and to your “CMU Qatar U – Personal drive”.

In addition to synchronizing files, FileCloud sync app can also be used for “Quick Edit” of documents directly from the web interface without downloading them first.

Install FileCloud Sync App for Windows users:

Once you login using your Andrew account information, you will be presented with a familiar explorer type interface to navigate through your network drives and access your files.

1-    Go to https://www.getfilecloud.com/additional-downloads/#sync
2-    Download Sync App for your computer (Mac, Windows, and Linux).
3-    Install Sync app on your computer with the default settings.
4-    Restart your computer.
5-    Logon to your computer.
6-    If the Sync app does not open automatically, search for the FileCloud in the notification bar then right click and select “More Options” then select “Account Settings”):

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7-  Fill the FileCloud sync settings:

  1. FileCloud URL: https://filecloud.qatar.cmu.edu
  2. Your Andrew account and password
  3. Do not select “Document Editing Only, No File Sync”:

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8-  Select Connect

Install FileCloud Sync App for MAC users:

1-    Go to https://www.getfilecloud.com/additional-downloads/#sync
2-    Download FileCloud Sync for Mac.
3-    Drag and drop FileCloud synchronize into Application.

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4-  Open FileCloud Sync

5-  Fill the FileCloud sync settings:

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Install FileCloud Sync App for Linux users:

Linux user can download and install FileCloud Sync App from https://www.getfilecloud.com/additional-downloads/#sync.

Configure Sync app to synchronize your U - Personal drive:

1-  Right click on the File Sync app in notification bar and select “More Options” then select “Other Settings”:

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2-  From the Network Folder tab , select add Network Folder:

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3-  Click “Select” to select “U – Personal” folder or you can select a sub folder to sync it to your local computer:

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4-  From Add New Network Folder windows, you need to choose the synch schedule. We recommend using Every 30 minutes:

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5-  Select Add folder.

6-  Check Remote Delete check box:

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7-  Select Run Now to start synchronizing.

FileCloud Sync Folder:

FileCloud Sync allows synchronization of contents in a special folder called the “FileCloud Sync” folder. This special folder is created automatically when the FileCloud Sync app is installed on the computer.
The FileCloud folder can be accessed by double-clicking the “FileCloud Sync” application icon or by selecting the “Open Sync Folder” option in the options menu.

Default Sync Folder Location:
  Windows Mac OSX Linux
Sync Folder {MyDocumentsFolder}\FileCloudSync {HomeDir}\FileCloudSync {HomeDir}\FileCloudSync
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FileCloud Sync Icon Overlays and Extensions:

FileCloud Sync app on Windows shows overlays over each file indicating the sync status of the file.

See example below:

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FileCloud Quick Edit:

Quick Edit Requires the Sync App to be installed on the local computer.

- FileCloud Document Quick Edit allows you to select a document file (DOCX, DOC, PPTX, PPT, XLSX, and XLS) from the Web UI and automatically open it locally in its native document editor. Changes you save will automatically appear in the cloud as new versions. This function is ideal for users who need to edit files on their desktops, but do not want to install the FileCloud Drive or synchronize all the files to their local machine. It is also more convenient than downloading, editing, saving and uploading the saved version back to the cloud.

- To perform quick edit, first install the sync app locally on your computer.
When setting up the account information, you can select the mode to disable synchronizing and only provide document-editing support. If you leave it unchecked, you will be able to do Quick Editing as well as Offline Syncing.
See below:

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- Next select any file in the web browser and then click on the "Quick Edit" option to download and open the file in the local document editing application.

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The document is opened in an editor, for example, Microsoft Word. Simply edit as you would normally and then hit save. The file will be saved back to the server and notification shown that the version has been saved.

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File Browser:

The File Browser app is similar to Windows Explorer or Mac OSX Finder with the only difference being that the files being worked on are remote and stored in the filecloud server and not stored in the local disk.
The sync app contains a remote file browser function to access, edit and view all files on the server. This is an alternative to the web browser to access FileCloud. To open the File Browser, you will need to right click the sync app to open the sync app’s context menu and then select the “File Browser” option.

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The File Browser user interface opens:

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Downloading Files or Folders:

You can select any file or folder and right click to view the context menu. Select download to choose the local location to download to.

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Upload Files or Folders:

You can drag and drop files or folders into the right hand side folder listing to upload the files directly to FileCloud.

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