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On my laptop I only want to sync specific folders or files with Creative Cloud. On my Desktop I want to sync all the files between both devices. Dropbox has a feature that allows you to select which cloud files to sync per device, can I accomplish this with CC?
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Unfortunately, no. The file syncing is currently an all or nothing option. But it sounds like a great feature request to have that added. Could you post some documentation from Dropbox on how this is controlled by the user?
I second this request as I only have a 250gb SSD on my laptop so syncing all my creative cloud files (70gb+) just takes up too much space although on my iMac (1TB) it's no problem. Here is how it's handled in Dropbox:
I also need this functionality. To be honest I was just about to buy in to the Creative Cloud as I thought this would be a basic feature, v surprised that it isn't. This is a deal-breaker for me. I too have a PC with lots of space but my SSD ultrabook does not. I need to be able to work on the ultrabook but only in selected folders. This surely must affect lots of others too.
I will have to pass on CC until this is added.
Would it not be possible to move the files not wanted on the computer to “Archived” in the cloud? Clicking “Restore” should download them back to the computer. Or does creative cloud have a time limit on how long files can be “Archived”?
There is no time limit to keeping files in Archived. But remember, while they are in archived, they are still taking up cloud storage space. The same way the files in the Recycle Bin/Trash still take up hard drive space.
Thanks for the reply brett, and for pointing out that the files still take up cloud space. For Me the whole point is being able to keep my files safe and accessible in the cloud while freeing up space on my device.
Our studio team would definitely like to be able to selectively synchronize subfolder and individual files, since our organization is attempting to move everyone off traditional servers and over to cloud based sharing (which means horrid Sharepoint for MSOffice users, but hopeless for the creative teams).
I don't know how I could exist without Dropbox.
If it helps anyone I use CC file storage for "Live" jobs and then once they're completed I move them to an archive using a different cloud storage that can selectively sync (copy.com). That way all the live jobs benefit from Creative Cloud features but I don't need to sync all of the archived jobs to my laptop that doesn't have the hard drive capacity to store them. However, if I need to access an archived job I can simply download it from the copy.com web interface.
I too would love to see this feature added. I have some devices with more limited storage so I don't want to sync all files. It would even be nice to just say sync computer A but not computer B to start.
I came here to see if there was an update on selective sync for creative cloud folders and was disappointed to see that apparently no progress has been made in this.
If anyone has an idea about how to escalate this to the development team I would be happy to lead the movement. I guess for the mean time I will just hae mto delete all these files from my laptop and stop syncing all together.
How can you make DropBox work for you?
I'm a little confused by your question? Are you asking how to make the Selective Sync work on Dropbox? If so you can look up "Selective Sync Dropbox" and there are instructions on how to use it on any computer that has the Dropbox app.