Here is how Dropbox is trying to declutter your hard drive with ‘Project Infinite’

Project Infinite Dropbox

Well, cloud storage is an amazing service to save all your important data. Dropbox is one of the most popular services to store data on the cloud and now it has come up with “Project Infinite”, which is targeted at decluttering your files without consuming up any space on the hard drive. It gives local access to the files stored on the cloud. This new feature reminds us of OneDrive’s feature that was available for Windows 8.1. It will create shortcut for cloud files on desktop so that users can access them easily.

The latest feature is named as “Project Infinite” and it makes the files stored on it easily accessible. It acts pretty much like the local storage on your hard disk. It saves files locally and on the cloud, and the user can save preferred files online and access them through placeholders on their PCs or laptops. The Project Infinite will be supporting Mac OS X 10.9 or higher and Windows 7 or higher. While these files look like as if they are stored locally, but a cloud icon intimates that they are stored on Dropbox’s servers. In a demo video, Dropbox details that users can sync particular files and folders to be either stored locally or on the cloud. Dropbox will also sync remote files and make them available as soon as the user tries to open it.

This new feature by Dropbox can give users’ a choice to store the file wherever they want. You can keep the files on both Dropbox storage and hard drive. These saved files will remain synced on both the locations. It means that whatever changes you make to the file, will show up on both the versions (hard drive and cloud).

Project Infinite Demo Video:

In its official blog post, Dropbox stated,”Project Infinite will enable users to seamlessly and securely access all their Dropbox files from the desktop, regardless of how much space they have available on their hard drives. Everything in the company’s Dropbox that you’re given access to, whether it’s stored locally or in the cloud, will show up in Dropbox on your desktop. If it’s synced locally, you’ll see the familiar green checkmark while everything else will have a new cloud icon,”

Furthermore, you can also just store the file online. In that case, you will be allowed to access the file from browsers such as – Mac OS X Finder file managers or Windows Explorer. Users can easily access these files just like they do on the local storage. Also, Dropbox tags online files with a cloud icon, which shows its storage location. Users can also find the size and date of creation of these files.

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