Getting Started Guide
This quick start guide is provided to help you get basic sync operations configured.
backup of your local files you plan to sync with
Google Drive. You can also export
your data from Google Drive as well. This
way as you work through how you want KumoSync to
your local folders with Google Drive you
will not lose any files.
Google Drive inherits
from how Google Documents worked which allowed a
single Google document/file to exist in multiple
folders whereas on the local file system this is
not possible; the same file would need to exist as a
_copy_ in each of the local folders where as in
Google Drive it exists is a reference.
Please take note that Google Drive does allow
for a file with the same name to exist in the
same folder and that in Google Documents a
single file could exist in multiple folders
which all referenced the same file.
Being aware of these differences will help avoid
any problems when syncing and help troubleshoot
Once KumoSync is installed you'll find a KumoSync icon in the windows
system tray that allows you to control the overall sync process including
manually performing the sync, editing your settings, and quick access to your
local folders configured for synchronization.
To start configuring KumoSync select the "Settings" option which will then
display the main KumoSync settings dialog.
From here you can configure the sync
'mappings' that link your folders with Google Drive accounts, set you general
sync preferences, adjust any settings related to using a proxy server and find out about the current product.
Select "Sync Mappings" and then click the [NEW] button to create
a new document sync mapping.
A new dialog will appear allowing you to configure the sync mapping. The
basic idea is that you will map a local folder to a specific Google Drive folder
or to the root "All Items" list which contains a list all files.
Then enter your Google username/password, select the appropriate
Google Drive folder you want to sync with then select the local directory you want
to sync with. You can optionally configure a drive letter that will map
to the local folder you've selected for easier access and where in Windows.
You can also enable the option setting to sync sub-folders/collections with the
local file system. This option applies only when syncing with a specific
Google Drive folder. For example, if you wanted to sync your Windows "My Documents"
folder with Google Drive you would create a folder called "My Documents"
in Google Drive, configure KumoSync to sync your local "My Documents" folder
with the "My Documents" Google Drive folder and enable the option to
Following this you can adjust any additional settings on the sync
options and other tab as needed. In most cases these options will
remain as defaults.
At this point you are ready to sync. You can either
click sync from the KumoSync system tray or use the Sync Options panel on the
KumoSync settings dialog to configure automatic synchronization.