Air Explorer for Mac, for backups and synchronizations

On the Mac side, users have the option to use Air Explorer for Mac, which is essentially the Mac equivalent to Air Explorer for Windows.

Your Air Explorer for Mac supports the same clouds that the Windows versions. You can work with OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, 4shared, Box, Mediafire, Yandex, Baidu, Naver, Dropbox, Hidrive, pCloud, Mail.ru, Mega, WebDAV, Mail.com, Adrive, Magenta Cloud, Stack Storage, Datto Drive, FTP and SFTP.

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The features of share links, encrypt your files when you upload or search are in both versions of Air Explorer.


macWith the Mac version you can synchronize folders between any cloud or your computer. You have also the command line tool to synchronize or manage your cloud files.

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Work with your Box account in Air Explorer

Air Explorer allows you direct management of your files in the cloud. It’s very easy and when you connect your Box accounts you can synchronize folders between any cloud or your computer.

First, you have to add your Box account in Air Explorer and work easily.

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Open your Box account in one side and in the other, open you PC or another cloud account and order and synchronize your files.

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With Air Explorer you have the option to choose a view with two panels or one panel.

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If you choose one panel view, you can work as Window Explorer with your Box account.

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How to move files from Onedrive to Google Drive. Monitor the transfer process.

Air Explorer is a tool to transfer files from cloud to cloud. To move files or folders to Onedrive to Google Drive is very easy.

First of all you have to install the software. You can downoload  Air Explorer here:

https://www.airexplorer.net/downloads/AirExplorer-Installer.exe

Once you have to add your Google Drive and Onedrive accounts.
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Then, open in one window your Google Drive account and in the other the Onedrive account. So, you can copy/paste or drag and drop the files or folders between the clouds. You can monitor the process in the bottom of the program, here you can follow the progress.

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In the source and destination columns you can check exactly where the files are passing from.

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In the size and progress columns you can monitor how the process progresses.

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Fast transfer files between Google accounts

When you copy/paste files between Google Drive accounts has an importan advantage. If you copy and paste files between Google shared accounts, the files are transfered directly from one account to another without going through your Pc.

You can share your accounts with Air Explorer. Fisrt, open your Google accounts.

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Choose the folder you want to share and click left button and in the menu click Share.

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Write the Google account email and give permissions to your destination Google account.

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Once shared your account, you can refresh and the folder changes the icon. Then, in the destination account, the source folder can be seen as a Google Drive folder.

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When the folder is shared, it is shown inside a disk drive in the destination account. Then you can transfer files quickly between it and other of your Google Drive folders without passing through your computer.

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How to copy files from Google Drive to Onedrive?

To transfer files from cloud to cloud is very easy with Air Explorer.  First of all you have to install the software. You can downoload  Air Explorer here:

https://www.airexplorer.net/downloads/AirExplorer-Installer.exe

You have to add your Google Drive and Onedrive accounts. Air Explorer supports the most important clouds, you can add all you want and transfer files and folders between them.

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Then you have to open in one window one cloud and the other cloud in the other window. No matter the order, you can put one on the right and one on the left indistinctly.

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Finally, copy/paste or drag and drop the files or folders between the clouds. You can monitor the process in the bottom of the program, here you can follow the progress.

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Backup in the cloud

Users and enterprises can use Air Explorer to backup their files in a cloud.

Once you have choosen a cloud, for example Mega, Onedrive, Google Drive, etc., you can upload your files with Air Explorer and do a complet backup. Just drag and drop the files or folders to the cloud.

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When you need to update the files you can use the synchronization tool of Air Explorer to upload the new files and update the files that have changed.

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If you want to do this periodically, you can create a scheduled job to do it, for example each day at a specified time.

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In this way, you can use Air Explorer to backup your documents to Google Drive or any other cloud.

Transfer files from Mega to other clouds

Now it is possible to transfer from Mega to other clouds in Air Explorer. Until now,  you can upload files to Mega but it wasn’t possible to transfer files between Mega and other clouds. Since Air Explorer version 2.5.0, you can transfer files from Mega to other files.

Mega is a cloud server that gives you 50 GB of free for your files and add it to Air Explorer is very easy.

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To start to work you only have to register in Mega and add it to Air Explorer.

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Then, open Mega and the other cloud you want to work in different windows and drag all the files from one to another.

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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.
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