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Learn how to set up cloud storage as a local disk.

Hello! We are certainly moving into the digital world. Therefore, remote work is becoming very important. Indeed, it is not only changing the way we work. But also the workplace. Therefore, working from the internet is becoming more and more important. In addition, the amount of files in the cloud is also increasing. Which we use to work and also share with others. Well, today we will learn how to set up cloud storage as a local disk. In this way, we will locally manage services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

Learn how to mount cloud storage as a local disk with Air Live Drive.

To achieve this purpose we will use the Air Live Drive service. Its main purpose is to mount our clouds as if they were computer disks. Consequently, we will be able to manage them locally. It also allows you to work online with local tools. It also supports most of the clouds: OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, Mega, and Yandex. One advantage of working online is that it saves space on the computer. Additionally, by managing files directly, we avoid the synchronization process.

On the other hand, the tool has some interesting additions. For example, the optional cache system speeds up file access. It is also possible to upload files in the background. This way it is not necessary to wait for the file to be uploaded to start working on it. Finally, it has integration with the Windows context menu. This makes your work easier. On the other hand, the program has two paid versions and a more limited free version. This version is limited to 1 disk per cloud. In addition to being able to register a maximum of 3 disks. However, it is more than enough for a home user. Therefore, we will use this version for the tutorial.

Installing and configuring Air Live Drive.

The first thing you have to do is to download the tool from this link. After downloading it, you just have to install it like any other Windows program. You will immediately see the main screen of the program. Obviously, the main function resides in the Add Cloud Disk option. But there are also other options that are worth checking out.

  • Drives: The clouds that have been added are shown here. It can also be used to export or import disks. Although this version is limited to the paid version.
  • Uploads: Displays data related to file uploads. So it indicates the cloud name, file name, destination folder, among others.
  • Logs: Displays the actions performed. It is also possible to delete this list at any time.
  • Pro version: Provides the possibility to increase the options by activating the paid version.
  • Syncrhonization tool: This allows you to keep your files synchronized. To be able to use it, it is necessary to install Air Explorer. Which is also a free program. However, for some functions the paid version is required.

How to create a cloud in Air Live Drive

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The time has come to create a cloud with the tool. With this intention, just click Add Cloud Disk.

Adding a new disk
Adding a new disk

We will immediately see the services available. In this case, we will use Google Drive.

Cloud storage services available in Air Live Drive
Cloud storage services available in Air Live Drive

You will immediately be redirected to the browser. Once there, you have to enter your Google account information. Then, you have to authorize Air Live Drive access to Google mail.

Back to the program interface, just click on connect to start managing the cloud. In addition, this button is used to disconnect the unit. In the same way, we can assign the drive letter.

The file explorer will be displayed immediately. As you can see, it is possible to manage Google Drive as if it were a local drive.

From now on, you can manage the service as another local disk. Therefore, you can save, delete or move any file. Finally, we have learned how to set up cloud storage as a local disk. So long!

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