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Combine Classic with Cloud: how to sync renamed directories?

vanzadelhoff

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My set up: use Classic as basis. Why? I want to have files local/Nas. I am syncing to the Cloud app to see my pictures. Star ratings on Cloud will sync back to desktop. But: can I rename directories in Cloud and get it synced back to desktop? Not only in the sync file on desktop, but in the root directory on my NAS? It seems that I cannot. Any ideas/work arounds?
 
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Not sure what you're asking here. If by "directories" you mean the physical folders on your NAS, they do not exist in the cloud apps....so there's nothing there to rename and sync back. All that you have in the cloud apps are "albums", which are the equivalent of "collections" in Classic (i.e. they are virtual entities, not physical entities). Ditto with "Folders" in the cloud apps, which are the equivalent of "collection sets" in Classic. Album names in the cloud DO sync to collections names in Classic, so renaming in either app will sync to the other, but "folders" in the cloud do NOT sync with "collection sets" in Classic, so renaming either will have no effect on the other.
 

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Not sure what you're asking here. If by "directories" you mean the physical folders on your NAS, they do not exist in the cloud apps....so there's nothing there to rename and sync back. All that you have in the cloud apps are "albums", which are the equivalent of "collections" in Classic (i.e. they are virtual entities, not physical entities). Ditto with "Folders" in the cloud apps, which are the equivalent of "collection sets" in Classic. Album names in the cloud DO sync to collections names in Classic, so renaming in either app will sync to the other, but "folders" in the cloud do NOT sync with "collection sets" in Classic, so renaming either will have no effect on the other.
OK, understood, many thanks! Any possibility to sync renamed Collections names back into my Catalogue?
 

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Yes. As I said, albums in the cloud sync with collections in Classic, any changes made to one will be synced to the other.
OK Jim. But why does not Classic change these names in the 'root': my Catalogue? So from Cloud to Collections and back to to 'Maps'
 

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If with 'maps' you mean folder, it is because a collection is independent from folders. The cloud app knows only collections, doesn't know where physically those files are stored.
You can have a collection named "Flowers" and the photos (which are of flowers) do not need to come from the same folder in the hard drive.
Hope this helps clarifying the difference between folders and album/collections.

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Thanks Umberto (and Jim). It clarifies the system. Just posted another question.
 
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