For all non-Encryptor data, you can basically just copy/move the local data over into the newly initialized odrive folder, alongside the linked storage placeholders. The steps would be:
- Install odrive on the new system, go through the setup process, and log back in (make sure you are logging in as the same user you were using previously).
- Once odrive fully initializes the go to the new odrive folder, which should now have all placeholder (.cloudf) files. The cache has now been reset.
- Go to the old/backup odrive folder from the previous install and move all of the folders inside that old/backup odrive folder to the new odrive folder. You will end up with “real” folders and .cloudf placeholders sitting alongside each other, at first. Once odrive starts processing it will replace the .cloudf files in there “real” folders are now present.
At this point odrive will run through the folders and make sure everything is synced. Let it run (it may take a while) and it should eventually bring everything back in sync.
If it is Encrypted data, there actually isn’t a way to perform a local to local transfer of the cached data and shortcut Encryptor population on the new system. Because encryption is zero-knowledge and creates a unique, one-time key for each file, you cannot move the files inside the Encryptor folder from your local system to another local system. Really, the only way to populate a new computer is to download the files from the remote storage.
If you take the files from your Encryptor folder on your old computer and place them into the Encryptor folder on the new computer, all of the files will re-upload. This will happen because they will all be given new encryption keys.