Do I have to redownload all my Cloud files after a Windows reinstallation?

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Jan 11, 2019 Jan 11, 2019

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Hi people,

Title says it all.

Reinstalled Windows and have 100 GB of files in the Cloud.

Those exact same 100 GB of files are on my HD.

But when I install CC on my new Windows installation and login, it starts downloading that 100 GB.

Not so happy with that since I have a slow connection in my student house 🙂

Can't I tell CC that the files are already here on my HD?

Thanks a million,

Joseph

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Jan 15, 2019 Jan 15, 2019

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Nobody has any tips?

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Jan 20, 2019 Jan 20, 2019

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Where are your « new » cloud files located an where are you « old » cloud files located?

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Jan 20, 2019 Jan 20, 2019

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Hello Abambo,

Thanks for your reply.

The files are in the exact same spot as before my system reinstallation, namely in a separate folder on another HD.

When I pointed CC to the folder after the clean Windows 10 installation, I hoped that it would recognize the files and synchronize the lot, but it didn't.

Instead it renamed the folder to "Creative Cloud Files (archived) (1)", created a new folder "Creative Cloud Files" and started downloading my 100 GB of cloud files in there.

Which is insane since the files are already on my HD.

So I stopped it and then came looking for help here 🙂

Any tips more than welcome.

Thanks,

Jozef

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