Filesync and iCloud placeholder files

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Joined: 11 Feb 2019

Post by Dimetron • 11 Feb 2019, 18:35


I have following suggestions for improvement:
When I synchronize a folder on my hard disc drive that is linked with apples iCloud service there are sometimes only such called placeholder files instead of the real files. E.g. "test.dat.icloud" instead "test.dat".
MAC Finder recognizes the placeholder files and just shows the original file name and the original file's details. Behind of the files Finder shows a cloud-symbol so the user knows that the specific file is currently not on the disk and can be downloaded from iCloud by clicking the cloud symbol.

Unfortunately there is no option for FreeFilesync to recognized such placeholder files and avoid to copy uploaded files again respective to handle placeholder files like common files.