FAQ

What cloud servers does Air Exporer support?

Air Explorer works with OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, 4shared, Box, Mega, Dropbox, Mediafire, Yandex, Baidu,Hidrive, pCloud, Mail.ru WebDav and FTP.

Features

Upload
a large
file

View
thumbnail

Play
video

Search

Transfer
to others
servers

Keep the
date when
uploading

Pause and
continue
downloads

Pause and
continue
uploads

favicon google driveGoogle Drive

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Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

favicon boxBox

Limit of
400MB

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

favicon onedriveOneDrive

Limit of
10 GB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

favicon onedriveOneDrive
for Business

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Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

favicon dropboxDropbox

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Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

favicon megaMega

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Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

favicon mediafireMediafire

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No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

favicon yandexYandex

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Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

favicon webdavWebDAV

Variable

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

logo de webdavBaidu

Limit of
2 GB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

logo de 4shared4shared

Limit of
2 GB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

logo de amazonAmazon

Limit of
2 GB

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

logo de HidriveHidrive

Limit of
2 GB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

logo de HidrivepCLoud

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Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

logo de mail.ruMail.ru

Limit of
2 GB

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

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Requirements to install Air Explorer

Air Explorer can be installed in any computer with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 y Windows 8 and Windows 10.

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Does Air Explorer use external or own servers to any function?

Air Explorer never use intermediary servers.

When Air Explorer upload and download files, it doesn't use any external server for the management of them. The files go directly from the local disk to the cloud you choose.

When the files are exchanged between two servers, the files don't go through any external server, they pass by your computer which functions as an intermediary.

The account settings are also saved locally on your computer.

In this way, your files and configurations always are private.

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¿How to download and use Air Explorer?

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How do I add a cloud server account?

First time you open the software, a window appears to add the cloud servers accounts.

Air Explorer screenshot of add an account

To open the cloud servers accounts window and add more accounts, you have to click "Accounts" button from the main menu.

Air Explorer screenshot of menu of add an account
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How do I add a second account for a cloud server?

The first part is the same when you add a cloud server account but, when you select the cloud server, the next step depends on the server.

Air Explorer screenshot of add a second account
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How can I encrypt and decrypt files?

To encrypt a file or a folder, you have to activate the "Encrypt Uploads" button.

Air Explorer screenshot of encrypt uploads

When you transfer a file or a folder, a window asks you about a password that you will need later to decrypt it.

Air Explorer screenshot of encrypt uploads password

When you download a encrypted file, the software will ask you for a password to decrypt it.

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How can I synchronize folders?

To synchronize folders, first you have to select the two folders to compare, and next, you have to click on the "Synchronize" button.

Air Explorer screenshot of syncronize screen

Once the synchronize window is opened, you can select the types of synchronization you want to do.

Air Explorer screenshot of syncronize menu

The types of synchronization available are:
  -Mirror: replicate left side on right side.
  -Mirror update: replicate left side on right side copyng only newer files.
  -Update: copy newer files from left to right.
  -Bidireccional: copy newer files to both sides.
  -Customized: personalized configuration.

How can I share files?

To share files, right click on the file you want to share and select "Share Link".

Air Explorer screenshot of share link

A window will open and will show you the link to share the file. Anyone with this link will be able to download the file.

Air Explorer screenshot of share link code
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FTP transfer with Air Explorer

Air Explorer can work as a FTP client. It allows you to transfer files between your FTP server and your computer or any other of the supported cloud servers.
To add a FTP client in Air Explorer is very easy. First, click in the “Account” button, in the same way you add new clouds.

Air Explorer screenshot of share link

Add the login data of your FTP account: server, username and password.

Air Explorer screenshot of share link code

After adding FTP in Air Explorer successfully, you can see all contents in FTP are shown in the interface of Air Explorer. Now you can work with your FTP account uploading and downloading files.

Air Explorer screenshot of share link code

With the Pro version you can add several FTP accounts and even copy and synchronize files between them.

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How copy/paste or drag&drop between Air Explorer and Windows Explorer?

When you work with Air Explorer, the program gives you the feature to copy/paste between the clouds that you have open in Air Explorer and the desktop or any folder in your computer.

Copy and paste in Air Explorer

In addition to copy/paste you can drag&drop files and folders directly to the clouds you have open at Air Explorer.

Drug and drop in Air Explorer
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How to buy Air Explorer and get all its features

Getting the Pro Version is very easy. You can access the page of sale since the software.

Buy Air Explorer

Or you can just enter this url: www.airexplorer.net/proversion.php

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Select the option you prefer, Lifetime or One Year, and click it. Then, you jumps to the AirExplorer Store Page where you have to complet the purchasing.

Drug and drop in Air Explorer

After the purchase, you will receive an email with your Activation Code that you have to enter into the software.

Drug and drop in Air Explorer Drug and drop in Air Explorer

If everything is allright, in the Pro Version menu you can check your license data.

Drug and drop in Air Explorer
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Using hash comparision to check if two files are the same

Hash value is a digital signature for each file. By comparing this signatures Air Explorer can know if the files are the same so Air Explorer in that case does not updated this file while synchronizes.

There are different hash functions and each cloud uses one of them. The hash comparison only can do with clouds that use the same hash.

Hash comparison:
  -md5: local, 4shared, Google Drive, Amazon, Baidu, pCloud.
  -sha1: local, Box.com, pCloud.
  -sha256: local, Mediafire.
  -No hash: hidrive, Dropbox, OneDrive, FTP, WebDAV.

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How to exclude files in the synchronization

To exclude some concrete files it is not necessary to configure some rules, just find the files in the synchronization tasks list and click on the synchronization action icon and select "Do nothing".

However you can set up rules to exclude multiple files easily. To configure the rules, click on the "Filter" button in the synchronization configuration window.

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To enter the rules, follow these guidelines:
  -Each list item must be a file or directory path relative to synchronization base directories.
  -Each item must be in a new line.
  -Wild cards * may be used, they mean zero or more characters.
  -Always use the charater / for directory separators.

Examples:
  -Exclude single file: /file.txt
  -Exclude all the mp3 files: *.mp3
  -Exclude all files named thumb.db: */thumbs.db
  -Exclude all txt files in folder1 and subfolders: "/folder1/*.txt"
  -Exclude all files and folders containing "myfile" in the name: *myfile*

Complex regular expressions can also be used, to indicate a regular expression enter it between brackets [ ] You can find more information about regular expressions here:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/az24scfc(v=vs.110).aspx

Regular expression examples:
  -Exclude all the txt files: [.*\.txt$]
  -Exclude all txt files from the /aaa folder but don't exclude the txt files in the /aaa subfolders: [^/aaa/[^/]+\.txt$]

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Register OneDrive for Business account in Air Explorer

First, you have to create an account in OneDrive for Business. If the OneDrive for business account is inside an organization, it needs to have administrator rights to be able to connect with 3rd party applications or the administrator must give the user account rights to use 3rd party applications.

Follow the steps on the link below to grant the rights:
  https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Turning-Integrated-Apps-on-or-off-7e453a40-66df-44ab-92a1-96786cb7fb34

Then, you can enter your password and user in Air Explorer and start to work with it.

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Command-line to sync in Air Explorer

Air Explorer has the option to use a command line to start a synchronization automatically. When we run the command, Air Explorer will open and start t synchronize.
If you want to use it, first you have to save a synchronization.

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Open the command-line window. To open it, click on the start button and type CMD.

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Then, write the command: AirExplorer.exe -runsync [SyncName] Repalace [SyncName] with the name you used to save the synchronization task.

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This command can be used in the Windows Task Scheduler to Schedule periodic synchronizations.
This feature is only available to Pro users.

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Manage files in the clouds with Command Line

Air Explorer has a command line client that allows you to perform some operations with the cloud servers without having to open Air Explorer. It can be very useful to automate file transfers,synchronizations, etc, in batch jobs that can run automatically.
The first step is to activate this function in the Options screen. It is only available for Pro accounts. Remember to add your command line password.

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To access the command line window you can open the CMD from the start menu or from the shortcut in the "View" menu.

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Available operations are:
  -Accounts: list all the accounts defined in Air Explorer.
  -Copy: copies a file or a folder to another location in a cloud server.
  -Delete: deletes a file or a folder in a cloud server.
  -dir: list all the files and folders in a cloud server folder.
  -Download: downloads a file or a folder to a local folder.
  -Mkdir: creates a new folder in a cloud server.
  -Move: mover a file or a folder to another location in a cloud server.
  -Quota: shows the used and free space in a cloud server.
  -Rename: renames a file or a folder in a cloud server.
  -Runsavedsync: loads and runs a saved synchronization.
  -Transfer: transfer a file from one cloud to another.
  -Upload: uploads a file or a folder to a cloud server.

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To run the operations you can follow the instructions shown on the command line panel.

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For example you will be able to run commands like this one:
AirExplorerCmd.exe upload "fileName.doc" "MyBoxAccount" "/documents" /password=****
To upload a file (fileName.doc) to a cloud server (Box) in a specific destination folder in the cloud (/documents).

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