I’m having a problem using drive with my Amazon Cloud Drive on my Mac (running El Capitan). I have had no problem linking my account, installing the drive app and copying my Documents folder into odrive, which then successfully synced it with Amazon. The problem is that the resulting Documents folder (inside the Amazon Cloud Drive folder inside the odrive folder) is greyed out in Finder, and I can’t seem to do anything with it. The Amazon Cloud Drive folder is not greyed out, but the Documents folder inside it is.
Here’s the weird part. I use Forklift (an enhanced Finder) for all of my file management. And the synced Documents folder is not greyed out in Forklift–everything there works properly. I can also access the folder through the terminal and perform file management functions from the command line. But I can’t do anything with it in Finder, which means I also can’t do a “save as” or open a file from within any program. I can open files by double-clicking the filename in Forklift, and I can save an existing file under the same name within programs, so the program can successfully write to the folder. But if I go to create a new file within a program, I can’t save it to anyplace in the odrive Documents folder.
In an attempt to figure out what was going on, I created a Test folder inside the Amazon Cloud Drive folder in odrive and put a few files in it. They synced fine, and they’re accessible from Finder (and I can “save as” and open from that folder). I then tried changing the name of the Documents folder within odrive in case it was having a problem with the Documents name. That didn’t help.
I thought maybe this was a problem just while the folder was syncing, since the Documents folder is big–about 300gb–and it took several days to sync. But now, everything shows up as fully synced, and it’s still greyed out. I also restarted Finder, quit and restarted odrive and restarted the computer. None of those made a difference.