Thank you for the desktop application, it was necessary and I am very satisfied, excellent job. On the other hand, it would be very useful to have the ability to exclude files/folders, either by selecting them or using a regular expression. For example, excluding folders like 'node_modules'.
I was really shocked when I realized that the Mac desktop app doesn't have this feature. Every other cloud service has it.
This is an extremely important feature to me as well. Being able to exclude certain subfolders is very useful. For example, my documents folder on my PC I have set to sync, but one of the games I play dumps all chat logs to a folder in the documents folder. This is hundreds of small text documents that back up the sync queue, and I really don't need backed up.
Cmpte Pro commented
Very urgent feature; ProtonDrive is unusable for me because of it. Especially with nodejs
Kostya Somin commented
Wow i have same issue with node_modules folder, hey frontenders from proton, i am sure you understand us guys . thats folder does not need to be synced, please can you say your boss to make it?))
Jomar Askim commented
This feature is sorely needed. For example, in my Documents-folder, there are about 2,5 GB worth of cache-files for Battlefield 2042. I really don't need that taking up space in the cloud-storage.
I have a similar use-case. I develop Flutter apps and while I use git, I use folder sync to back up in-progress work. I don't want to sync builds, though, as they're very large, but unnecessary to back up.
I agree with this suggestion. I would even ask if it were possible to add support of ignore rule files like .gitignore and others to avoid syncing useless and cached data.
Thanks that there is now a Windows app!
This finally makes Drive usable under Windows!
Good idea, I would like to have that.
And also a good idea to add a function to ignore "My Files" and the associated "offline capability".
Without ignoring folders, Drive syncs itself!
I really don't need the offline search function. For me, it would be perfect as a pure "sync folders-2-cloud" app.
That way I would have a real archive outside my computer for things I want to keep but only need occasionally, and a backup app.
someone else already had this idea:
In the desktop application, I can only select "My Documents" for backup rather than subfolders. I don't need all folders to back up and would like to be able to select the ones I want to include in the Proton Drive sync.
Yeah, I also submitted an idea to increase the number of synced files at a time, since most of the data would be trivially small, but having a simple pattern matching exclusion would make this much more powerful.