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1.4 Space

Space is your secure online cloud storage solution. Easily store files in Space, or use the sync function to keep updated copies across multiple devices. Wherever you have internet access, you have Space.

Move, Copy & Sync

Space has three separate functions that compliment each other: Move, Copy, and Sync.

Move stores files or folders into DollyDrive’s cloud. Moved items aren’t stored on your Mac, so you’ll save disk space, but they’ll always be available for download from Space any time you need them.

Copy duplicated your files in Space. Your original is still on your Mac, and a second copy exists in Space.

Sync copies a folder into Space, and updates the copy as needed. If you have multiple Macs logged into the same DollyDrive account, synced files will be automatically copied to both of them. For example, you could work on a synced file on you office iMac, and the changes will automatically be downloaded to your MacBook at home.

Sync works at the folder level. If you need to sync an individual file, you will need to place it in a folder, and then initiate sync for the enclosing folder.

Using Space From Finder

You can interact with Space using OSX’s contextual menu. Select an item, then right-click (also known as Control-click). Scroll down to Dolly Space, and choose Copy to SpaceMove to Space, or Start Sync. While a folder is being uploaded, a blue dial will appear on its icon. Synced folders are indicated by a green dial. To turn off sync for a folder, select it, and choose Stop Sync. You can also exclude a subfolder of a synced folder by selecting Exclude from sync from the DollyDrive contextual menu.

 

 

You can also share synced files directly from Finder. Control-click on a file you’d like to share, choose DollyDrive and either Copy public link or Share by email.

Copy public link creates a secure link to your item, and copies it to your clipboard. You can paste the link into an email, instant message, or any other Mac application.

Send by email opens an email window, and allows you to compose and send a message from within DollyDrive.

The first time you send an email, DollyDrive will ask permission to access your Contacts.

Managing Sync Folders

When you start syncing a folder, a window will pop up so you can choose where the synced folder will go in Space. By default, Space will create a new folder at the top level of your Space storage with the same name as the one you are syncing. Click Ok to create a new folder in Space and begin syncing its contents.

You can also organize your files independently of how they’re stored on your Mac. Click the button to sync to select a preexisting folder in Space to use as the destination for the files you are syncing.

Using the Space Interface

To view share, and download files stored in Space, click DollyDrive in the menubar, and choose Space. Click Open Space to bring up the Space interface.

Working With Stored Items In Space

 

 

To share an item, select it and right-click (or Control-click). Choose Share, and then one of DollyDrive’s sharing options.

Copy public link creates a secure link to your item, and copies it to your clipboard.

Send by email opens an email window, and allows you to compose and send a message from within DollyDrive. The first time you send an email, DollyDrive will ask permission to access your Contacts.

Choose Download to copy the file to your computer. Start Sync will download a copy of the folder to your Mac, and keep it synced with DollyDrive. Delete will move the file to Space’s Trash. You can also Rename files stored in Space.

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