Let’s say I set up an encryption folder D:\odrive\encryptor\secret that points to storage folder D:\odrive\acd\secret.
If I copy a 1 TB file to the encryption folder, odrive automatically creates an encrypted file in the storage folder. File Explorer reports both files as taking up 1 TB actual space. Is this accurate? By default then, encryption doubles the storage needed for files?
What is the recommended method to free up this disk space? I would expect that I should just need to unsync the file in the encrypted folder, but the file in the storage folder remains untouched. Shouldn’t the sync status of these files be linked?
The Encryptor relationship is against “Amazon Drive\secret”, the remote storage, and not connected to the local representation of that storage (D:\odrive\acd\secret). odrive treats them separately.
In order to not take up double the storage, make sure the encrypted sections you’ve set up are unsynced in D:\odrive.
Tony, thank you for the very fast response.
I have set my encryption storage folder (D:\odrive\acd\secret) with the folder sync rules to Download Nothing and “Include Subfolders” and “Save and apply to new files and folders”. New files I put into the encryption folder sync up, and a placeholder is created in the storage folder. Perfect. Now I’m very happy with how encryption works.
Great! Thanks for the update.