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Syncing Creative Cloud Files when using more than one computer

New Here ,
Jan 16, 2023 Jan 16, 2023

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Hi.

I have an external 1 TB SSD that I sync my Creative Cloud files to but I also use several different computers depending on what my work day looks like - working from home=desktop, office=big, heavy and powerful laptop, traveling=samller and not so very powerful laptop. Yeah, you get the picture 😉

I almost always end up with two different directories - Creative Cloud Files and Creative Cloud Filer (archived) - when I move the SSD from one computer to another. Not optimal and quite frustrating.

 

Is there any way to avoid this?

 

Peace,

Richard

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Jan 16, 2023 Jan 16, 2023

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you shouldn't even be allowed (by the cc desktop app) to designate a folder on removable drive for cc syncing because of the problems. 

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Jan 16, 2023 Jan 16, 2023

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I'm not sure but I think there is a difference between a NTFS formatted drive (SSD or HDD) and a microSD card? I remember having problems with one of my laptops which have a microSD slot which I could'nt use, but the CC app has never protested when using the SSD drive.

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Jan 16, 2023 Jan 16, 2023

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i would think each computer would have its own folder.  you only have 2 folders for 3 computers?

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Jan 16, 2023 Jan 16, 2023

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No... I'm using more than one computer but I work with the same digital assets from these computers, logging in with one and the same Creative Cloud account.

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Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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Your Creative Cloud files should not move from computer to computer, but only sync over the net. If you are using your external drive to share data between computers, do not put the cloud on those drives. It won't work. 

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Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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OK, so it will work if I sync my CC files to a dedicated drive for every computer that I use? 

Computer 1 = SSD/HDD 1

Computer 2 = SSD/HDD 2

Computer 3 = SSD/HDD 3

 

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Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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yes, your synced folder will automatically sync among your 3 computers as long as you sign into each using the same adobe id.  that's the purpose of the sync folder - sharing files with yourself on different devices.

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Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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Thank you.
I do know the purpose of the sync folder and also hope that someone in the community understand my dilemma (I can't be alone?). A laptop with a 256 GB (or even bigger) internal SSD doesn't quite cut it IMHO. If you really need to sync your work it doesn't take long until you run out of space. And since the SD/microSD slot is unusable in this case I was hoping that a one shared disk would work.

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Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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as you can attest, it sort of works to use one shared hard drive but has problems.

 

 

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