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More storage for offline file

Melonklyftan
Explorer | Level 3

Hello!

 

I recently needed to offline huge files to make them available for editing on my pc. This required me to uninstall most of my programs and deleting and moving files to external hard drive to make room. I wonder if you have a solution so that I can extend the local storage on my pc, making more room for offline-files? Of course buying a new pc with more storage is obvious, but are there easier ways? Will perhaps a SSD solve it? Could I make it so that the offline files goes to the SSD? Im not that savvy on pc-components, mind you.

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Walter
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Hey @Melonklyftan, thanks for posting on our Community!

 

If you need more hard drive space, apart from extending your computer's hard drive space, you could use selective sync on folders you don't need locally on your computer as well.

 

I hope this helps! 


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Melonklyftan
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Hi! @Walter 

 

Thank you for the answer! Ive used selective sync which enabled me to make just enough room to offline the file. I still needed to uninstall programs to make enough room though, and I would really like a solution where I get more storage so that I don´t have to worry about freeing up space by removing essential programs. I have today a total of 474 gb in local storage (the file in question were 293 gb)

Megan
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Hi @Melonklyftan, other than what was already mentioned such as hard drive space, and using selective sync, I can't think of anything else about this. 

 

You could use an SSD drive, to help you offload programs there. But you wouldn't be able to choose for the offline files to be saved there. 


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