Warning: Never move top-level folders into each other!
- Deleted files and subfolders are always recovered (despite multiple deletions).
- After moving files from folder X to Y, different version states occur in both folders or the moving is undone.
Procedure for regrouping top-level folders
Example situation - there are four top-level folders which have been synchronized with the LRZ Sync+Share client:
- Top-level folder 1
- Top-level folder 2
- Top-level folder 3
- Top-level folder 4
New desired folder structure:
Note: The former top-level folders 1 to 4 should be subfolders of the newly created top-level folders A and B.
- New top-level folder A
- Folder 1
- Folder 2
- New top-level folder B
- Folder 3
- Folder 4
To get the new desired folder structure you first have to disconnect the synchronization of top-level folders 1 to 4 in the LRZ Sync+Share client (see FAQ 125: Stop synchronization of a top level folder, option 1). Then the local folders can be moved to the newly created top-level folders A and B.
In the new structure, the four folders are no longer S+S top-level folders but only subfolders of top level folders (→ FAQ 131: What is a top level folder in LRZ Sync+Share?). With LRZ Sync+Share it makes a big difference if a directory is a top-level folder or not. In general, the top-level folders are the first (and thus parent) level in the LRZ Sync+Share base path. The LRZ Sync+Share client maps these folders under default settings locally on the PC under
- Ownership must exist for the top-level folders 1, 2, 3 and 4.
- The synchronization of the local files must be complete.
- Make a backup copy of the relevant data. Keep in mind that existing invitations/shares to folders 1 to 4 will be lost during this process. If necessary, make a note of the names of the LRZ Sync+Share users who have read-only or read and write permissions or also admin rights.
Conversion of the folder structure
- To do so, you can proceed as follows: In the LRZ Sync+Share client first disconnect the synchronization with folders 1 to 4.
- To do this, right-click on a folder in the client window and then click "Stop Sync". In the now appearing window click on "Stop Sync".
- Delete the local metadata as well (→ FAQ 125: Stopping synchronization of a top-level folder).
- Top-level folders with separate synchronization are displayed in gray in the client.
- Repeat the procedure from step 1 to disconnect synchronization for folders 1 to 4.
- Then create the new top-level folders (in this example: "Folder A" and "Folder B").
- To do so, click on "Create Folder" in the LRZ Sync+Share client and create the folders in the LRZ Sync+Share base folder.
- The new top-level folders can only be created sequentially, i.e. one after the other.
- At the end you should see two new top-level folders in the LRZ Sync+Share client with active synchronization (yellow).
- Now delete the top-level folders (folders 1 to 4) online on the Sync+Share server.
- To do this, right-click on the folders 1 to 4 excluded from synchronization in the client interface and select the "Exit Folder" option.
- Alternatively, you can also delete the top-level folders in the web interface at https://syncandshare.lrz.de.
- Now move the folders 1 and 2 locally on your PC into the "Folder A" and the folders 3 and 4 into the "Folder B". The LRZ Sync+Share client should now start synchronizing the local data to the LRZ Sync+Share server. Depending on the size of the data volume this may take some time. Note: Make sure that you have a stable internet connection with high upload bandwidth.
Note: Invited users who have lost access to a folder will be warned by a yellow warning triangle in the client. FAQ 320 describes how to clear the notification message and how to solve the problem.
- FAQ 125: Stopping synchronization of a top-level folder
- FAQ 131: What is a top-level folder at LRZ Sync+Share?
- FAQ 201: What are the installation and configuration paths?
- FAQ 111: How do invitations work?
- FAQ 320: What does the yellow warning triangle in LRZ Sync+Share client mean?
- FAQ 322: In my shared folders, files and folders disappear frequently. What's the reason for this?