Enterprise Organizer Professional works flawlessly with a number of different cloud services. This gives you the flexibility to choose the cloud service that fits your needs the best. This topic will explain how to set up EOP to work in typical cloud scenarios.
What Kind of Cloud Service Are You Using?
There are two basic kinds of cloud services:
Synchronization-type services usually put a special folder on your C: drive. Everything in this folder gets synchronized to the cloud. To make Enterprise Organizer Professional work in the cloud, just put your Enterprise Organizer Professional cabinets in this folder. Then all of your Enterprise Organizer files will move to the cloud automatically.
Finding the Right Folder
With most cloud services, you can look in the program’s preferences to find the folder they use. Using Dropbox as an example, you can right-click on Dropbox’s icon in the system tray (next to the clock on the lower right-hand corner of your screen), select Preferences, then see the folder in the Advanced section. It’s called Dropbox Location.
Here’s another way to find the folder if you know how to open it:
For Dropbox, you’ll find the folder at C:Users[username]Dropbox.
Moving Your Cabinets to the Folder
Once you’ve found your cloud service’s folder, you can move your Enterprise Organizer cabinets into it. Here’s how:
This will move the cabinet and update Enterprise Organizer to the new location.
In the future, be sure to create all of your cabinets in the cloud folder. To make the cloud folder the default location for new cabinets, change Enterprise Organizer’s Default Cabinet Root Path to the cloud folder. See File Management Settings for more information.
Your Enterprise Organizer Professional data might not show up on the cloud immediately. Depending on how much data you have, it could take hours or days for your cloud service to upload it all.
Hosted services keep the only copy of your files on their servers. In other words, you access your files on the Internet instead of on your hard drive.
Enterprise Organizer Professional, on the other hand, expects your files to be on your hard drive, which presents a problem. Because your files are on the Internet, Enterprise Organizer can’t see them.
The solution is a mapped drive. Think of a mapped drive as a way of making it look like the cloud files are a drive on your computer instead of the Internet. You’ll see a drive letter, just like any other drive on your computer, but when you select it, you’ll see your cloud files.
Accessing your files across the Internet is much, much slower than having them on your machine! Expect it to take a lot longer to navigate folders and open files.
Setting Up a Mapped Drive
First, be warned that not all cloud providers support mapped drives. If they do, they might have already set one up, or they might have specific instructions for setting one up.
Another option is Gladinet, a service that specializes in providing mapped drives to the most popular cloud hosts.
If you need to map the drive yourself, here’s how:
If everything works, a new drive will show up in Windows Explorer. The drive will show your cloud files.
Moving Your Cabinets to the Drive
Once you have the cloud drive working, you can move your Enterprise Organizer cabinets onto it. Here’s how:
This will move the cabinet and update Enterprise Organizer Professional to the new location.
In the future, be sure to create all of your cabinets on the cloud drive. To make the cloud drive the default location for new cabinets, change Enterprise Organizer’s Default Cabinet Root Path to the cloud drive. See File Management Settings for more information.
It can be very slow moving your Enterprise Organizer data to the cloud drive. Depending on how much data you have, it could take hours or even days to complete the transfer.
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