PaulaO
I'm trying out using TB as my main file container. Because, I am assuming, that makes them available wherever I am.

However, I'm finding locating them kinda difficult. And with TB running (because the files are in there) and then LibreOffice running, it can get rather slow on my elderly puter.

But I can't seem to find a way to add a desktop shortcut that goes directly to where the folder/file is within the brain. Not from TB itself. Is the only way to do this is to find them in the folder location and make a shortcut from there?

I see there's a "copy folder" option but I believe that is different. If I make a change to the one in TB it is not reflected in the copy on the desktop. Correct?
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metta
Whether the changes in a file are duplicated in both locations depends upon whether the files are simply linked or duplicated in the brain.

In the interest of avoiding terrible confusion, I never create duplicate copies of files stored on my hard drive or in my megabrain. (For the same reason, I would not copy folders.)

Instead, I either:
  • move the file into the brain and place a link to the file on my hard drive or
  • keep the file on my hard drive and place a link to the file in the brain.
Which option you use depends upon:
  • how comfortable you feel storing files inside your brain and
  • whether you need to access your files remotely using brain.
As for creating a link to file stored in your brain, simply open the thought folder where the file is located, and then right click on the file to create a shortcut to the file which can be placed anywhere on your hard drive. (This is a PC strategy -- don't know how Mac users create shortcuts.)

Does this answer your question?
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PaulaO
Yes, that's what I ended up doing. Moving it into TB, opening file location, then right click drag to the folder where I wanted to keep the shortcuts.

On the one hand, using TB to organize them is cool. I click to each project and only see files for that project.

BUT, if I keep using the shortcut folder to access the files, how is that different from what I had been using?

Another question: if I put my files in TB, go to another computer, access my brain online, will those files be there? Or are they only stored locally?
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metta
Files are stored locally if you link to the files.
Files are stored in (and accessible from) the brain if you move the files into TheBrain.

You asked: "if I keep using the shortcut folder to access the files, how is that different from what I had been using?"
> Don't know what you were doing (using) previously, so I couldn't say....
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shatcher
Files are stored locally whether they are internal or external. The difference is that internal are stored within the Brains/U01/... folder structure, and synced to the cloud, and are included in a Brain Archive. External attachments are the same as a desktop shortcut: they do not move the location, but just point to the file. They are not included in syncs, or in Backups.
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Files are stored locally whether they are internal or external. The difference is that internal are stored within the Brains/U01/... folder structure, and synced to the cloud...

Can visitors download the file from the cloud?

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Harlan
Yes, internal files can be downloaded from the cloud. External files are never sent to the cloud and so obviously cannot be downloaded from there either. :-p
Regards,
-Harlan
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