I am a premium subscriber and I love the service, but I have been hoping for direct access to a file instead of only having placeholders. For instance, if I unsync a file and only have the placeholders appearing, if I try to open something in an application such as Word, I cannot see the file since it is a placeholder. I’ve also been using Encryptor, so I cannot use an app to directly mount my cloud storage since the information is encrypted. I could just keep everything synced, but I’m trying to free up space locally.
We don’t support this type of access, but it is something we’ve discussed and actually experimented with a while ago.
If your main use case is being able to open up files/folders within applications like Word, you can do this already, although it takes a couple of steps.
We’ll use Word as an example:
Make sure that “All Files (.)” is selected in the Word file browser. Once you set this, it should stick, so you only need to do it once.
When you see a cloud or cloudf file, right-click on it and select “open with”:
Select “OdriveOpen” and check “Always use this app to open .cloud files”
Once you’ve done this, going forward you can just use right-click->open instead of open with.
You will see a pop-up like this one. Just click “OK” and then you can open your document.