Make a folder act like an old-fashioned server.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RobinAbbott, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. RobinAbbott macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone. I'm trying to create a folder on a Mac that behaves like an old-fashion mounted server - so every time you drag a file into it, it's copied over and the original stays put. And when you drag something out, it once again makes a copy, and more importantly leaves the file there. Is this possible?

    Now, I know what you're all shouting, "Just hold down Option, Rob!" But the folder in question is a shared Google Drive folder. No matter how many times I say "Hold down Option when you want to drag out a template", my people drag out a file without Option and it's no longer visible for the next person.

    I know Cloud computing is here and we need to adapt, but I'm working with a varied knowledge and skill base who are used to working with mounted servers.

    I'm an experience Mac user - 20+ years - but never venture into the Terminal. However, I'm willing to give it a go if that's required.

    Apologies if this is in the wrong part of the forum.

    Thanks in advance. Rob.
     
  2. Qaanol macrumors 6502a

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    If you are the only one who should be editing the templates, then perhaps something as simple as making the folder read-only for everyone else would suffice.
     
  3. RobinAbbott thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but sadly we use the folder for a number of things - sharing, editing, storage etc. It would be a seamless transition for us if the Cloud folder just acted like a mounted server.
     
  4. kryten2 macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps a Folder Action might be useful.

    Info : Folder Actions Reference
     

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