Schedule synchronizations in Air Explorer for Mac

In the last version of Air Explorer for Mac, we have added the command line support. Thanks to it, you can schedule tasks like synchronizations, copy files, move files between clouds,…
If you want to schedule a synchronization task with Air Explorer, here you have the  instructions to do it.
Firts of all, you have to create a synchronization in Air Explorer and save it with a name, for example “MySync1″

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In Air Explorer options you have to enable command line suport and write a command line password, ej: mypass
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Open the command line screen from Air Explorer: View/Command line
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You can run the  synchronization with the command runsavedsync, ex:
‘/Applications/Air Explorer.app/Contents/MacOS/Air Explorer’ runsavedsync MySync1 /password=mypass
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If it was executed well, now we have to schedule it. For this, we have to create a task using “Automator”. You can find this in “Applications” on the Dock of your Mac. Then click “Automator” to launch Apple’s native program for automating tasks.
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The Automator window appears, then you have to click “Application” to create a new empty Automator application window.
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A list of actions appears in the library in the left pane of the Automator window. You have to search “Run Shell Script” and double click on.
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Paste your synchronization command we used before. You can click on Run if you wish to test it again.
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Now, you have to save the automator task (File/ Save) in a folder (ex: Documents) and give it a name, ex: MySync1
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Then, you can close automator.
To schedule the Automator task we can use Calendar or another external tool like Scheduler.
Option 1: using Calendar:
Open Calendar and “Add new event”, give it a name, for example MySync1, change repeat period, for example “Every day” and the start time depending on when you want to run the synchronization, in Alert select “Custom…”, select “open file”, select “other” to select the file you saved with the automator. Select “At time of the event”.
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Now the task is ready, the first time it will run it will ask for permission.
Option 2: using Scheduler
Download and install Scheduler from here:
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Open “Scheduler” and select File/New Launch.

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Set the time when you want to run the synchronization.
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In Application or applet to launch, you have to browse to select the file saved with the Automator.
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Check “Repeat” if you want to run the synchronization for example every day and finally click OK.

5 tips to work with OneDrive in Air Explorer

Air Explorer supports more than 20 clouds, one of them is OneDrive. Work with OneDrive in Air Explorer is very easy and you can take advantage of all its features.

Remember that in the latest  Air Explorer version we have updated the Onedrive API and to use the new features you must delete your Onedrive account and add it again.

1.Add more than one account of OneDrive.

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2.Share link of OneDrive files from Air Explorer.

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3.Recover old versions of your files with the History feature.

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4.Encrypt your files when you upload them to OneDrive.

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5.Share folder with your collaborators and work in group.

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How to transfer files from Onedrive to Google Drive?

Air Explorer is an easy transfer tool that you can use to transfer files from cloud to cloud. For example, if you have Onedrive and Google Drive accounts, you can move or copy your files between the two clouds.

Step1. Install Air Explorer. Download from airexplorer.net and install it in your PC/Mac.

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Step2. Add your Onedrive and Google Drive accounts.

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Step3. Open in one window one cloud and the other cloud in the other window.

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Step4. Copy/paste or drag and drop the files between the clouds.

Files History in Air Explorer

Air Explorer supports now the History feature for Google Drive, Dropbox, Box and OneDrive for Business.

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When you open the History window you can see the previous versions of your file.

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When you select the file version you are interested, click right button and choose “Download” or “Restore this version”.

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Then you can restore old versions of you file.

 

File lock function for Box in Air Explorer

Air Explorer has included some of the Box utilities as the lock function, the collaborators and the metadata features.

Use the lock function is very easy in Air Explorer.

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When you select a file and have clicked to lock it, a window opens to ask you how long you want to have it blocked.

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Then the file will be blocked during the selected time and nobody will be able to modify it until the set time has finished.

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Collaborators support for Box in Air Explorer

Air Explorer has included some of the Box utilities as the lock function, the collaborators and the metadata features.

The collaborators for Box works like share folder in Google Drive, OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. But, in Box, it has some peculiarities. The first is that in the others clouds, the name in Air Explorer is “Share” and for Box, the name is “Collaborators”.

For Box, a collaborator is an individual who has been invited into a file or folder. You can find more information about collaborators here:
https://community.box.com/t5/Collaborate-By-Inviting-Others/Inviting-Collaborators/ta-p/19723

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When you open “Collaborators”, a window opens to manage the collaborators permissons. In the next link, you can find information about the Box permissions levels:
https://community.box.com/t5/Collaborate-By-Inviting-Others/Understanding-Collaborator-Permission-Levels/ta-p/144

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Collaborators Box folders are shown in grey or blue like in the Box web.

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Share folder support in Air Explorer

Air Explorer already supported sharing links, now it supports share folder for Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.
When you share links:
1) The files are read only.
2) The recipient doesn’t need an account.
3) Doesn’t use up other person clouds quota.
4) Password protection is available  in some accounts and clouds.
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When you share a folder:
1) It is allowed read/write access
2) User must have an account.
3) Use up the other person quota.
4) Manage the permissions.
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When you choose “Share folder” you can manage the permissions that you give, for example, read only permissions or read/write permissions to the other user.
 When you have shared a folder, the folder icon changes for Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. Shared Box folders are shown now in grey or blue like in the Box web.
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WebDav in Air Explorer

Air Explorer supports the best cloud servers and works with FTP, FTPS and SFTP accounts. Moreover, you can add WebDav accounts in Air Explorer.

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If you have a Webdav account you can add it to Air Explorer easily. You only have to select the Webdav icon in the Accouns window and fill the gaps in the Webdav login window.

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You have to search in the webdav webs which is the server. So for example in the following pages the servers are the following:

-https://www.cloudme.com/en

info:https://www.cloudme.com/en/webdav
server:https://webdav.cloudme.com/your_user_name  (https://webdav.cloudme.com/airexplorer)

-https://my.owndrive.com/

info:https://owndrive.com/support/
server:my.owndrive.com/remote.php/webdav

-https://www.opendrive.com/

info:https://opendrive.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200364676-OpenDrive-Update-for-Windows-and-Linux-April-19-2013-WebDAV-
server:https://webdav.opendrive.com/OpenDrive.webdav

-https://www.powerfolder.com/

info:https://wiki.powerfolder.com/display/PFC/Mounting+folders+via+WebDAV
server:https://my.powerfolder.com/webdav/MyFolder

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You can synchronize between your webdav accounts and clouds or your computer. For example, you can transfer files from Drobox to Webdav.

Google Team Drives in Air Explorer

We have added support for Google Team Drives in Air Explorer

Google Team Drives is a enterprise storage management system that allows to share spaces to teams, they can store, search, and access their files anywhere. Remember you need a G Suite account to use Google Team Drives.  Here you can learn more about it.

https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/#!/

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When you add your Google Drive account to Air Explorer, your Team Drive units will appear in the program. If you already had an account and join a Team Drive, you do not have to do anything, you can see it directly in Air Explorer.

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