Is it possible to selective sync certain folders in Creative Cloud. I found an old blog post here Selectively Sync folders on your computer using Creative Cloud « Caveat Lector but I don't have that option in my Finder window.
I have two computers with the same Creative Cloud account (work desktop and home laptop), I don't want to sync all of my work files to my home laptop as it takes up too much space. Surely there is a way to choose which folders sync to your computer in the same way that Dropbox/Google Drive works?
Any help would be much appreciated!
what have you all been doing as a workaround? i'm out of local storage and am considering turning off creative cloud sync on my computer and deleting my local stored pics, then do manual download / upload from creative cloud.
I am afraid that if i somehow turn it back on, priority will be given to my local drive and delete all my assets from the cloud?
is there a way to utilize google drive (which you can selective sync with) instead of CC but still sync to CC?
any help would be greatly appreciated
Ditto on the storage issue. I was searching for a selective sync feature to free up some disk space on my laptop when I stumbled upon this Adobe "To-do."
I was hoping that i could install the creative cloud folder on my Google Drive file stream however, after doing that it shows that you cant install CC on a "removable drive". super annoying there isn't a viable workaround to save hard drive space. seems crazy selective sync wasn't a priority (Google drive has this feature and works great but no synergy with adobe. ie. have a folder you have all your current work on, once complete move to a folder that is strictly cloud based)
Have we had a fix on this problem? Ive started using the new text asset feature in CC library so I can send formatted text blocks to a client. The Client has turned off the Sync option because he has too many files being synced on his mac book. He also would like to be able to selectively choose which folders to sync.
So Im in a pickle because I think I need his file sync to be enabled to be able to get his updated text edits. Is that correct?
So is it safe to assume at this point you can't sync certain folders and backup the same as you can on Google Drive? Or has this feature been added already?
Still waiting on this supposed fix.
I think they know that people are using Adobe Creative Cloud as a storage spot and by forcing you to download everything to your computer you're limited in the amount of data you can store to the size of your personal disk. Which makes it pointless.
Would like to see this as an option.....
I was digging around in every preference folder I could imagine. Oh my surprise when I stumbled upon this forum...
Please tell me this is coming back. The lack of this features is making Creative Cloud storage unusable. My secondary (personal) computer can't handle the full load of my active projects and files. I'll need to abandon CC storage if this doesn't come back.
We already abandoned it for the most part and went back to Google Drive with File Stream. It's not perfect, but it is considerably more workable than Adobe.
They need to rename this part of the product Creative Cloud Stoppage.
Any news about this?
I'm planning to cancel my 1TB Storage because of this.
I'm planning on moving to DropBox today.
Here is what my team has done to counter the non-selective sync issues with CC.
At the end of the day, its the CC Libraries that is the makeup of our workflows.
Everything is working like magic now.
Exactly my our new setup and it's working great!
My team did something similar, we switched to OneDrive and that resolved all our problems. Now Creative Cloud files are used only for libraries and nothing else.
I suppose that Adobe only ever really intended for their storage solution to work as a cloud solution for their Stock and Libraries, and not as a one-stop-shop file system.
By disable selective folder sync they can save up to lots of place for storage because they know that although they can claim 1TB storage space but nobody got a macbook with that amount of storage place lol. Forgive me for my cynicism but it is probably be the main reason why they haven't fixed this for so long time?
I'm not sure what you mean by "collaborate like." We use it like it's just on a shared hard drive and maintain our own system of file folders and naming conventions. Most of our long-lived, shared projects are now Sketch files (the workflow is far more baked than XD), but these are not dependent on a proprietary file system to work. It doesn't currently offer a Mac OS based share link feature which is annoying, considering Dropbox does offer that convenience.
If you're using CC Files as a stock/asset reserve, I do not envy you. OneDrive, or any other service, would not be equivalent in ease.
i noticed this has been a requested feature for a couple years now. Is this something that's actually coming to Creative Cloud?
I've love to use Creative Cloud as my main cloud service and not have to use dropbox anymore, and the select sync feature would be AMAZING!!!
Thank you guys
It's been over 6 or 7 months since the last message from Adobe, seems like his BASIC feature is not going to be implemented soon 😕 Which sucks, I don't get why it was removed. Adobe says it was removed because of some features not supported with updated OS, but I don't get why MS OneDrive, Dropbox, or Google Drive works flawlessly... it's really frustrating. Please, fix it soon, it's just unnecessary step to archive work on other cloud services and keep only the latest files on the CC, to save some disk space...
The only reason I've heard that makes any sense is that by not allowing selective sync you can't upload your full 1tb onto their servers since most people don't have 1tb or more on their SSD.
Given how small the initial storage allocation for CC was, it may be that Adobe never intended the service to be used for actual creative: just libraries and such.
That said, we've been using Google Drive with File Stream and it's manageable. It's kind of a hassle for video and large PSD, but all other files work decently, including referencing linked images from within gDrive. File Stream only downloads the files you're currently working on, then when you save, it goes back into the cloud automatically (with some latency). It's not ideal for check-in/check-out processes, but you can always lock msg your team to let them know you're in there.
i thought tried this and adobe CC said it could not save pull files / save to "and external drive". maybe i'll give it another shot
thanks for the reminder!
Has there been an update to this yet? Still trying to reclaim some space on my laptop and this still hasn't been implemented as of the last update yet...
Dang two year.... WOW just showing how much Adobe cares about this issue. I started to take over a club news letter, and we are using CC as the vehicle to get our work done. So last month, I got "your list is almost full message" assuming I can go and selectively turn off files and leave them on the cloud. OH WELL, NOAT IN ATHE ADOBE UNIVERSE... back to working with off line back up drives.
Come on guys. this one is a no brainer. let us selectively sync, how hard is it set a bit in a program. IF yes, then Sync, if no then don't synch. it is about 4 lines of code !!!!!!!
I guess I will have to find another way as I am using out of space after a year.