How do you move the local default directory?

It’s greyed out in the interface when you find the default folder. I have a secondary D drive. Why is there no capacity to change it.

My first instinct was to remove the default directory and re-add it… but I don’t seem to have that capacity. There’s no way for me to discover what’s on the remote drives for me to add to my local environment.

(These are some things that you might want to consider when improving the interface).

You can’t change the location of a pre-existing folder. There are all sorts of corner-cases (including Syncthing going "oh, you deleted all of your files, let me delete them from all of your other devices) that are best avoided.

Removing the default directory and adding your own directories is the thing to do.

Not sure what you mean by this? You click ‘Add Folder’, and give it the path to a folder on your local machine. Give it an ID, and share that ID with your other devices.

The default “Folder” points to my “C:/Users/Majeric/Sync” or some such. I want to move it to “D:\Syncthing”. How do I do this?

As I said in the other thread, you probably don’t want the default folder at all.

Create a new folder, set the Folder ID to the ID of the folder which your administrator shared with you, and set the path to whatever you want. Make sure it’s shared with your Administrator’s Device.

There’s no way to discover what folders exist on the remote device? You just have to know?

If you shared that folder with the other device, and the other device does not have it added, you should get a prompt upon connecting.

Discovering would constitute a security risk: that’s information which we don’t want to leak.

SO add a layer of private/public signing that only registered devices can share information. It’s not hard.

The remote device receives the local devices public key, wraps the data using that public key and sends it back to the remote device for reading. i suspect this is already handled in most communication protocols including https (That’s what the S stands for).

Please don’t be sarcastic.

I didn’t mean that the data could be read in-transit: everything is already encrypted, and that’s not an issue.

Maybe someone doesn’t want other people to know the names of their folders. I probably don’t want my boss (who I share a folder with) to know that I’ve got a folder called “Porn”, for example.

There may be scope for specifying whether a folder is visible to devices which you haven’t shared it with, but let’s approach that discussion in an adult fashion.

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