The files were perfectly synced, but after one particular update on my desktop PC, they no longer are. When I access the vault (on a cloud drive) from my laptop, I see all the old files, along with new files I’ve saved from the laptop.
On my desktop, I see all the old files, but any new files I save don’t show up when I try to view on the laptop and vice versa. The app on my phone behaves just like the desktop app.
On my cloud vault drive, I have a drive letter, along with:
Ok, there is a misunderstanding in the concept of Cryptomator.
You have to differentiate between the storage location of you vault and its access point.
At the storage location the encrypted files and all additional info necessary to unlock the vault is stored. The storage location can be any path on your computer. Where the vault data is actually stored does not matter, as long as the filesystem can reach it.
At the access point of your vault you can browse the decrypted content. It is independent of the storage location and provides only a view, your data is never stored unencrypted.
In your case, the storage location is D:\. When you unlock your vault and click the “Reveal” button, the access point is opened.