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Folder Sync Tab

All Desktop Users. Administrators and Super Administrators may sync any item accessible to them. All other users may only sync folders within their operating system user profile.

Windows taskbar >  > Preferences > Preferences button > Folder Sync

Mac menu bar > > Preferences... > Folder Sync

Local folder syncing allows any folder on your computer to be synced with the Workplace"Workplace" describes the Autotask Workplace service in its entirety. service, enabling you to sync projects to the locations most convenient for you.

For Administrators and Super Administrators, these folders can be located anywhere on your local drive, an external drive or a network drive. These synced local folders provide all the same features and functionality as a project. In fact, a local folder that is synced becomes a project within the Workplace OnlineWorkplace Online is the web portal that users within a team can use to access their data and administer their team..

In order to ensure successful folder sync, please review File Types That Should Not Be Synced to Workplace. You must be very careful to not use a folder structure that contains file types that should not be synced, e.g. the OS-created Documents folder within your Windows user profile.

The Folder Sync tab also allows you to merge a local folder with a project.

This option is particularly useful if the local folder becomes disconnected from the project. Merging the two will allow them to be quickly reconnected. For instance, if you need to replace a machine that is hosting a Workplace DesktopAlso known as the Workplace Desktop app, and in the context of this documentation, simply "the app," Workplace Desktop is the software installed on a computer that is responsible for synchronizing data between the local drive and the cloud. instance syncing to a network volume, this merge option can be used to get Workplace Desktop on the replacement machine back into full operation very quickly.

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