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-If you are one of those people who hates looking at help pages and manuals then this very short guide is for you ! It details the top 5 things you should understand when using the SME File Fabric.\\ \\ The File Fabric enables the unification and access of private / public storage providers in one '​virtual' ​file system. This virtual ​file system view is the same view from all of the File Fabric clients, whether it is the web file manager, mobile, or the desktop Cloud Drive'​s.\\ \\ The File Fabric adds extra features and provides Apps available that are not available from storage vendors, making accessing, managing and securely sharing data from different sources easy.+If you are one of those people who hates looking at help pages and manuals then this very short guide is for you ! It details the top 5 things you should understand when using the Enterprise ​File Fabric.\\ \\ The File Fabric enables the unification and access of private / public storage providers in one global ​file system. This global ​file system view is the same view from all of the File Fabric clients, whether it is the web file manager, mobile, or the desktop Cloud Drive'​s.\\ \\ The File Fabric adds extra features and provides Apps available that are not available from storage vendors, making accessing, managing and securely sharing data from different sources easy.
  
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-Any Cloud Provider added is accessible from one "Cloud File System"​. This enables access and management of all data as if it existed in one directory. To store or access files on a different provider, just navigate to a different ​director.y\\ \\ Files are not copied or moved from their original location. ​SME caches the directory listing and information about the files (it creates metadata).\\ \\ To upload or download files from a cloud simply navigate to the directory and upload/​download. If you drag a file from one cloud mapped folder to the other, it will actually be moved (or copied) from one storage ​cloud to another ​storage cloud.\\ \\ You can choose the name that the Cloud is referred to on setup or simply change it later by right clicking and choosing rename on the cloud root node.+Any Cloud Provider added is accessible from one "Cloud File System"​. This enables access and management of all data as if it existed in one unified namespace. To store or access files on a different ​storage ​provider, just navigate to a different ​directory.\\ \\ When you are working with files through the File Fabric files are not copied or moved from their original location. ​The File Fabric only caches the directory listing and information about the files (it creates metadata).\\ \\ To upload or download files from a storage system ​simply navigate to the directory and upload/​download. If you drag a file from one cloud mapped folder to the other, it will actually be moved (or copied) from one storage ​system ​to another.\\ \\ Admins ​can choose the name that the Cloud is referred to on setup or simply change it later by right clicking and choosing rename on the provider ​root node.
  
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-Smart Folders can store files from different clouds and they are created by the SME system ​on account creation.+Smart Folders can store files from different clouds and they are created by the File Fabric ​on account creation. Note that they can be //**turned off**// completely by the team Admin.
  
-The location of files stored in smart folder will be set to whatever ​your Default Cloud is set to in the Cloud DashBoard. You can also see this from your sidebar when logged into the web.+The location of files stored in smart folder will be set to whatever ​the 'Default Cloud' has been set to in the Cloud DashBoard ​by the team Admin.. You can also see this from your sidebar when logged into the web.
  
-Any files uploaded to these smart folders ​will result in a folder being created on the primary cloud and files added stored. You can think of them as a view of files and can easily see which files are stored on which cloud from the icon next to the file.+Any files uploaded to smart folder ​will result in a folder being created on the primary cloud (and files added stored)
  
 You don't have to use Smart Folders at all but they can be very powerful for aggregating files from different clouds. You don't have to use Smart Folders at all but they can be very powerful for aggregating files from different clouds.
  
-If you wish to turn "​off"​ your smart folders, login to the SME website, navigate to your DashBoard, and locate the "​Extended Options"​ section at the bottom of the page, and turn off the ones you don't require. +If you wish to turn "​off"​ your smart folders, login to the File Fabric as the team Admin, navigate to the DashBoard, and locate the "​Extended Options"​ section at the bottom of the page, and turn off the smart folders not required.
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