Again. Yes. Cryptomator desktop does not have a build in sync function.
No your files are not “lost”. They are stored in your online storage. Somehow you have to make them available on your PC if you want to work with them.
This is nothing special for Cryptomator, this is how online storages work.
If you do not want to sync them, you have to download them manually and then add the vault to Cryptomator, but then you will of course have your files only offline.
This is nothing new. This is how Cryptomator works.
I have installed google drive app synced everything to my phone. I have installed cryptomator along with the driver it was recommending. Unfortunately when I am trying to open existing vault I am nor finding my masterkey file anywhere in the drive nor in my pc.
What do you think? Please advise as per my situation.
I dont get it. Why are you talking now about your phone?
Whats your setup?
Have you made sure that your complete googlde drive content was synced to your local PC? If the masterkey file is on your google drive and not on your PC, I dont think the sync is was done or is correct configruated.
This is not a cryptomator issue.
You have to set up your google drive sync in a way that it is syncing your google drive vault files to your local PC.
Michael-Might there be any way I could chat with a Cryptomator developer via phone? I think that might help clarify a few things. It appears my files were in Google Drive but the reinstall does not show a way for me to point toward the vault or enter my password. I could chat via skype if that is possible.
I also struggle to understand your problems.
In one post you say the files are not on gdrive, in the next you say they are there.
Its just that easy:
If your vault is on gdrive, sync it with your local storage, just the same way you would make all other unencrypted files local available when you want to work with gdrive.
Then open cryptomator, hit the “add vault” button and select the (now local available) vault.cryptomator file to add your vault.
Where exactly on your local machine is the file “vault.cryptomator” located/available. Please name an exact path to the file. If its not local available, you cannot add a vault.
Sorry, I do not understand at all what you are trying to say with that. Which password? The vault password? Well, you enter it the first time when you want to add your vault. And to do that, you need to have the vault files and the file vault.cryptomator local available (see my comments above)
You should be sure and know exactly the old path of your vault files (not the files IN the vault, I really mean the vault files, the encrypted ones).