Offline files

Sabrina works for a large company that produces TV and radio ads. With liquidFOLDERS, she can search footage on network shares and external drives that are not online right now.

The challenge

Sabrina's company has to manage many projects at the same time. They keep all footage uncompressed on external hard drives. It is difficult for Sabrina and her team to remember where they've stored specific files in order to plug in the right drive.

Luckily, liquidFOLDERS can search for files in locations that are currently offline.

Our recipe for success

When creating a storage location (or later on, using the “Properties” dialog), Sabrina can enable the option “Make searchable while not connected”).

This option is only available for locations on network shares and external volumes. When enabled, liquidFOLDERS keeps a local copy of the file index for queries.

This way, Sabrina can search offline locations with ease. They are represented by a ghosted icon, and cannot be modified.