Found the Culprit

Found the Culprit

In my last post, I wrote about the difficulties I had to get the SpiderOak One client software to synchronize files from my Mac to my Windows machine (the other way round worked). After some back and forth with their support (they really tried to help), I finally could identify where the problem was. The culprit was Bitdefender Antivirus – like many other anti-virus solutions, Bitdefender prevents unauthorized applications from modifying files stored in protected directories. By default, Bitdefender protects directories such as Pictures, Documents, etc. – in short the usual library directories. It does so on both platforms, Windows…

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Cloud Storage Adventures

Cloud Storage Adventures

Using cloud-based storage services has become kind of normal these days – pictures taken with your phone, documents created with online office suites, web-based applications storing your content in one of your personal cloud accounts, … these are just a few aspects where cloud-based storage is powering our daily digital life. For various reasons (and like many software developers), I have more than one computer (not counting my phones and tablet devices), and all run different operating systems. For a long time, I relied on my good old Synology J-series DiskStation dating from 2012 to share files between my computers.…

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