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-The File Fabric Cloud Apps provide a suite of tools that can be used as a means of interacting with one or more cloud storage providers directly from Mac OSX. User can choose to use the entire suite or choose which of the tools fit their working patter. The Apps include:\\ \\ - A Cloud Drive directly accessible from Finder which provide a '​view'​ and download on demand of remote files.\\ \\ - A folder mapping ​Sync App to sync files off-line.\\ \\ - Search ​integration ​for quickly finding / sharing / downloading remote cloud files.\\ \\ - A Mac Mail plug-in that enables secure file links to be added to Mac Mail.\\ ​    (a similar toolbar option is provided for those who use Outlook or other Mac email providers).\\ \\ - Shell integration for file sharing and other actions.\\ \\ The virtual drive feature makes use of a technology known as OSXFuse which is installed as part of the setup. This is seamless unless you have MacFuse already installed. If this is the case then may be prompted to upgrade MacFuse before installing the Mac Cloud Apps. If you are using an existing App with MacFuse then be sure to choose to use the compatibility layer and remove the existing MacFuse installation. You can also check for later versions from the SME advanced tab accessible using System Preferences.\\ \\ What is OSXFuse ?\\ \\ OSXFuse is an open source library to enable the development of Mac OSX file systems. You can find out more about OSXFuse   [[http://​code.google.com/​p/​macfuse/​wiki/​FAQ|here]]. \\  \\ Supported Operating Systems:\\ \\ High Sierra and Mojave validated up to 10.14+The File Fabric Cloud Apps provide a suite of tools that can be used as a means of interacting with one or more cloud storage providers directly from Mac OSX. User can choose to use the entire suite or choose which of the tools fit their working patter. The Apps include:\\ \\ - A 'Cloud Drive' ​directly accessible from Finder which provide a '​view'​ and download on demand of remote files.\\ \\ - A local-to-remote ​folder mapping App to sync files off-line.\\ \\ - An OSX menu bar 'Search ​App' that functions like a cloud spotlight search ​for quickly finding / sharing / downloading remote cloud files.\\ \\ - An OSX Mail plug-in that enables secure file links to be added to Mac Mail.\\ ​    (a similar toolbar option is provided for those who use Outlook or other Mac email providers).\\ \\ - Finder ​integration for file sharing and other actions.\\ \\ The virtual drive feature makes use of a technology known as OSXFuse which is installed as part of the setup. This is seamless unless you have MacFuse already installed. If this is the case then may be prompted to upgrade MacFuse before installing the Mac Cloud Apps. If you are using an existing App with MacFuse then be sure to choose to use the compatibility layer and remove the existing MacFuse installation. You can also check for later versions from the SME advanced tab accessible using System Preferences.\\ \\ What is OSXFuse ?\\ \\ OSXFuse is an open source library to enable the development of Mac OSX file systems. You can find out more about OSXFuse   [[http://​code.google.com/​p/​macfuse/​wiki/​FAQ|here]]. \\  \\ Supported Operating Systems:\\ \\ High Sierra and Mojave validated up to 10.14
  
  
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 For certain providers we are unable to get the file size after the first cloud sync. This is because they either do not provide file sizes, such as OneDrive, or they store files in internal formats so the file size is unknown, such as Google. The Mac OS cannot handle zero file sizes so for files such as this they are given a special file type which is that of a web location or .webloc. These files, when you try and download or copy will launch a web browser and download the file. This will only happen once. On the first download the file size is known so the next time  \\ \\ Many Clouds have policies around character support in filenames. If your files contain any of the following characters:  \\ \\   ? [ ] / \ = + < > : ; " , * |     \\ \\ Then the files may not be uploaded. Many Clouds actually don't give a rejection response in their API for such files so although they may appear to upload they will not be uploaded. Please ensure you don't use such characters in filenames that you wish to store on the Cloud.\\ \\ **Warning:​** If you are in icon view rather than list view Finder pulls down data to build the icons. This can take longer to view the file lists until this caching is done.\\ \\ Also note that Finder may download some file types on demand if it requires further information about them. This is an idiosyncracy of the Finder in Mac and it affects very few file types, but if you have this problem you can zip the files in question to prevent this occurring.\\ \\ **OSXFuse:​** It is not unknown for OSXFFuse to crash. If you experience this problem you can stop and restart the tools. You should also check whether you are running the recommended version of OSXFuse and also whether you are running the latest version of the Cloud Tools.\\ \\ **Anti-Virus:​** If you are using anti-virus software with the Mac please make sure to exempt the SME Mac Drive location otherwise the performance will be slow and in some cases this may cause crashes. The drive provides a virtual view, there are no real files there and so the anti-virus makes remote network requests to try and access and dowlnoad the files for virus scanning which negates the whole purpose of having such a cloud drive.\\ \\ **Other FUSE Based Apps** If you use any other FUSE based Apps that use a different version or different FUSE bases subsystem then this may conflict with the Drive. \\ \\ Any file you move from the drive to a local location can be scanned still if only the drive is exempted from any anti-virus software.\\ \\ For certain providers we are unable to get the file size after the first cloud sync. This is because they either do not provide file sizes, such as OneDrive, or they store files in internal formats so the file size is unknown, such as Google. The Mac OS cannot handle zero file sizes so for files such as this they are given a special file type which is that of a web location or .webloc. These files, when you try and download or copy will launch a web browser and download the file. This will only happen once. On the first download the file size is known so the next time  \\ \\ Many Clouds have policies around character support in filenames. If your files contain any of the following characters:  \\ \\   ? [ ] / \ = + < > : ; " , * |     \\ \\ Then the files may not be uploaded. Many Clouds actually don't give a rejection response in their API for such files so although they may appear to upload they will not be uploaded. Please ensure you don't use such characters in filenames that you wish to store on the Cloud.\\ \\ **Warning:​** If you are in icon view rather than list view Finder pulls down data to build the icons. This can take longer to view the file lists until this caching is done.\\ \\ Also note that Finder may download some file types on demand if it requires further information about them. This is an idiosyncracy of the Finder in Mac and it affects very few file types, but if you have this problem you can zip the files in question to prevent this occurring.\\ \\ **OSXFuse:​** It is not unknown for OSXFFuse to crash. If you experience this problem you can stop and restart the tools. You should also check whether you are running the recommended version of OSXFuse and also whether you are running the latest version of the Cloud Tools.\\ \\ **Anti-Virus:​** If you are using anti-virus software with the Mac please make sure to exempt the SME Mac Drive location otherwise the performance will be slow and in some cases this may cause crashes. The drive provides a virtual view, there are no real files there and so the anti-virus makes remote network requests to try and access and dowlnoad the files for virus scanning which negates the whole purpose of having such a cloud drive.\\ \\ **Other FUSE Based Apps** If you use any other FUSE based Apps that use a different version or different FUSE bases subsystem then this may conflict with the Drive. \\ \\ Any file you move from the drive to a local location can be scanned still if only the drive is exempted from any anti-virus software.\\ \\
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