Here’s my process:
I created a Cryptomator drive inside my local Dropbox folder and another one inside my local Sync folder. The problem I’m going to describe below happens with both.
- I create a new document, title it something like “cryptomator test document” and save it to the My documents folder, which is what I do with all my documents.
- I drag a copy of the newly created test document from My documents into the unlocked Cryptomator drive residing in my cloud folder - so there’s now one version in my local documents folder, and one in the cryptomator drive in the cloud folder.
- I exit out of everything and close the drive.
- I re-open the test document from its original location in My documents and edit it. Then I close the document.
- I unlock my Cryptomator drive, click on the test document inside of it, and find that the changes I made to the local version of the document haven’t synced properly. The document inside of Cryptomator no longer matches the local version.
Sorry if this sounds really naive, but what am I doing wrong? I know that the appeal of platforms like Dropbox is the ability to drag a copy of a file or a folder into your Dropbox folder and then have any changes made to the local copy of the file(s) get synced automatically with Dropbox. I thought Cryptomator still allows for this functionality by running silently in the background, maintaining encryption but still syncing file-level changes made to the local version of your documents. Have I simply gotten the wrong impression of what Cryptomator is capable of?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!