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Mac File Director folders and volumes

Earlier versions of the File Director app for Mac featured a File Director volume that was a mirror of the files you had access to on the server, and any files you downloaded from the server were saved to this location. The File Director volume typically contained the Home folder and shared map points.

For more information, see File Director map points.

In File Director 4.0 for macOS, by default the File Director Home folder is mapped to your "Home" on your Mac machine. It appears as a folder under your home folder. It is like a system folder, in that you cannot move, delete, or rename it. However, you can perform any of the native Mac file actions on the files and folders that it contains. For example, in the image below, the File Director Home map point is mapped to the folder within the user's home, named File Director, and the context menu contains typical native file actions such as Rename and Copy.

Non-mapped File Director map points, such as shared folders, appear as volumes, which are mounted when you access them and display as drives on your desktop.

To mount a File Director volume and open it in Finder,  click the File Director icon menu in the dock or tool bar to open the menu. Select Volumes, then select the volume to option.

A File Director map point drop-down is added to the toolbar in Finder. It lists the File Director folders available to you and the mounted volumes. Click a mounted volume to open it in Finder.

As for the File Director Home folder, you can perform native file and folder actions on the files and folders in these volumes.

File Director volumes are unmounted when you quit File Director, but mapped map points - such as your File Director Home folder - remain. So you can still update files in these locations and the changes will be uploaded when you reconnect to the File Director server.

You can also unmount a volume by deselecting it in the File Director menu accessible from the dock icon or the toolbar icon.

The administrator can configure how map points are mapped to folders and subfolders.

Administrators can see the File Director 4.0 Mac Client Advanced Configuration Guide for more information.

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