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clouddrive/win/faq [2020_07_31 08:02]
jim [8 Uploading / Copying files]
clouddrive/win/faq [2020_07_31 08:05]
jim [14 Recommendations for Protecting Your Work]
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 Files and folders can be rename as normal on the Cloud Drive but please note that for certain storage back-ends, such as Object Storage, a message will be displayed warning the user that a rename could potentially take a long time. Due to the way that Object Storage processes renames of objects this can be a very expensive operation, dependent upon the depth of the object sets. Files and folders can be rename as normal on the Cloud Drive but please note that for certain storage back-ends, such as Object Storage, a message will be displayed warning the user that a rename could potentially take a long time. Due to the way that Object Storage processes renames of objects this can be a very expensive operation, dependent upon the depth of the object sets.
-===== Accessing Cloud Drive Settings =====+ 
 +===== 10 Accessing Cloud Drive Settings =====
  
  
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-===== 10 Working with Microsoft Office Documents =====+===== 11 Working with Microsoft Office Documents =====
  
  
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 The Drive should work perfectly well with office documents but be aware that a network blip, general office crashes, and latency sensitivity of office, could cause documents to be lost so always setup up the office auto-recovery office option when working with the drive.\\ \\ An alternative is to use the Microsoft Office add-in provided, available as ‘Cloud Actions’ ribbon bar.\\ \\ The Drive should work perfectly well with office documents but be aware that a network blip, general office crashes, and latency sensitivity of office, could cause documents to be lost so always setup up the office auto-recovery office option when working with the drive.\\ \\ An alternative is to use the Microsoft Office add-in provided, available as ‘Cloud Actions’ ribbon bar.\\ \\
  
-===== 11 Naming, File Paths and Naming Conventions =====+===== 12 Naming, File Paths and Naming Conventions =====
  
 The File Fabric supports data that may already exist on a storage endpoint. That data may not honour the data integrity semantics of the Windows operating system. The File Fabric supports data that may already exist on a storage endpoint. That data may not honour the data integrity semantics of the Windows operating system.
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 If this is the case then consider using the File Fabric web interface or the Cloud Explorer Application for such files. If this is the case then consider using the File Fabric web interface or the Cloud Explorer Application for such files.
  
-===== 12 Legacy File Formats and Locking =====+===== 13 Legacy File Formats and Locking =====
  
 Auto- locking through the File Fabric is guaranteed when opening files with Microsoft Office modern document formats such as .xslx, .docx and .pptx for Microsoft Office files and .odt, .ods, .odp  for LibreOffice. Auto- locking through the File Fabric is guaranteed when opening files with Microsoft Office modern document formats such as .xslx, .docx and .pptx for Microsoft Office files and .odt, .ods, .odp  for LibreOffice.
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 docx / xlsx / pptx is a better file format for just about every situation. The format creates smaller, lighter files that are easier to read and transfer. The open nature of the Office Open XML standard means that it can also be read by just about any full-featured word processor, including online tools such as Google Docs, and the format is less prone to corruption. docx / xlsx / pptx is a better file format for just about every situation. The format creates smaller, lighter files that are easier to read and transfer. The open nature of the Office Open XML standard means that it can also be read by just about any full-featured word processor, including online tools such as Google Docs, and the format is less prone to corruption.
  
-===== 13 Recommendations for Protecting Your Work =====+===== 14 Recommendations for Protecting Your Work =====
  
 Data loss is always a possibility when using any software, including the Cloud Drive. It can occur due to networking interruptions,​ program defects or hardware malfunctions. ​ The following steps are recommended to minimize the likelihood of data loss due to any of these causes when using the Cloud Drive: Data loss is always a possibility when using any software, including the Cloud Drive. It can occur due to networking interruptions,​ program defects or hardware malfunctions. ​ The following steps are recommended to minimize the likelihood of data loss due to any of these causes when using the Cloud Drive:
  
-1. Save your work frequently. ​ You may be able to set your application to do this automatically. ​ If not, save manually.+1. Save your work frequently. ​ You may be able to set your application to do this automatically. ​ If not, save manually. ​\\ \\
  
-2. If you are using Microsoft Office ensure you have AutoRecover turned on and that the AppData directory is set locally (which is the default location).+2. If you are using Microsoft Office ensure you have AutoRecover turned on and that the AppData directory is set locally (which is the default location). ​\\ \\
  
-2. If your application writes temporary files and allows you to set a location for them, set the location to a directory on your local disk, not the Cloud Drive.+2. If your application writes temporary files and allows you to set a location for them, set the location to a directory on your local disk, not the Cloud Drive. ​\\ \\
  
 The Cloud Drive uploads saved files from its cache when those files have been closed by the programs that wrote them.  Different programs have different strategies for managing the files that are being edited. ​ You may find that a program you are using, Acrobat Reader for example, does not frequently close the files it is being used to edit.  You can always force a program to close a file by exiting the program. ​ Then the file will be uploaded by the Cloud Drive from its cache to the storage attached to the File Fabric. The Cloud Drive uploads saved files from its cache when those files have been closed by the programs that wrote them.  Different programs have different strategies for managing the files that are being edited. ​ You may find that a program you are using, Acrobat Reader for example, does not frequently close the files it is being used to edit.  You can always force a program to close a file by exiting the program. ​ Then the file will be uploaded by the Cloud Drive from its cache to the storage attached to the File Fabric.
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 The Cloud Drive has a setting for deleting the cache when the PC is shut down.  That setting also applies when the user logs out.  For most use cases this setting should not be activated. ​ If it is activated then you run the risk of the cache being deleted while it contains files that have not yet been uploaded. The Cloud Drive has a setting for deleting the cache when the PC is shut down.  That setting also applies when the user logs out.  For most use cases this setting should not be activated. ​ If it is activated then you run the risk of the cache being deleted while it contains files that have not yet been uploaded.
  
-===== 14 Processor Support =====+===== 15 Processor Support =====
  
 The Cloud Tools are not certified for use with ARM processors. The Cloud Tools are not certified for use with ARM processors.