You can choose between two mutually exclusive modes in SecuriSync Windows client:
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  • File Syncing Mode - All content in your SecuriSync cloud WILL sync to your computer by default, except for folders excluded from syncing in app settings. Each file will be downloaded to your computer and accessible even when you are offline. Each file excluded from syncing will neither be downloaded nor accessible from your computer. You will need to use SecuriSync Web or Mobile app to access such content. Select this option if your hard drive CAN facilitate sync of all the files that you need access to or if you need to view or edit SecuriSync files on your computer even while offline.
  • File Streaming Mode - All content in your SecuriSync cloud WILL NOT sync to your computer by default. Instead, all files and folders will be present to you in Windows Explorer even though they are not downloaded to your computer. File content will only be downloaded on demand when you click to open a file. This allows you to see and access many files without having to download all of them to your computer. Select this option if your hard drive CANNOT facilitate sync of all the files that you need access to or if you don't need to access your files while you are offline. Streaming implies that you can only access your files while connected to the Internet. Only My SecuriSync folder works in file streaming mode, other user profile folders will still work in file syncing mode.

The table below describes the differences between SecuriSync File Syncing Mode and File Streaming Mode.

File Syncing ModeFile Streaming Mode
File Sync Syncs all files automatically unless explicitly excluded in selective sync Only downloads/sync files when opened locally. Files are kept in the cloud and streamed on demand when a user clicks to open them
File access in Windows Explorer Only files synced down to the device are accessible in Explorer. Other files/folders (excluded from syncing) are only accessible from within the Web app All files and folders in the user’s SecuriSync file space are accessible/visible in Windows Explorer
Diskspace/Bandwidth usage Max Min
Offline usage Synced files are available for offline use User cannot access any files while offline
Folder selection Selective Sync allows to choose which folders will be synced to desktop Only My SecuriSync folder works in file streaming mode, other user profile folders will still work in file syncing mode.
Versions supported
  • Windows 8.1 and higher (64-bit OS),
  • .Net Framework 4.5.1 is required

Previous Version 2.54.1 has no support for Streaming mode and can be used on the following systems:

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10;
  • Mac (latest version supports High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina)

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  • Windows 8.1 and higher (64-bit OS),
  • .Net Framework 4.5.1 is required
File/Folder status

local - files/folder available locally

sync - files/folder are in process of synchronization

block - files/folder are blocked for edit

cloud - files/folder are stored in the cloud storage

mixed - folder has files both stored in the cloud and available locally

local - files/folder available locally

sync - files/folder are in process of synchronization

block - files/folder are blocked for edit

For more information you may refer to this article: Desktop Sync FAQ

If you would like to switch your SecuriSync application from using File Syncing Mode to File Streaming Mode and vice versa, please read our Knowledge Base article How To Switch Between SecuriSync® Modes.