Mac and Linux users can mount read-only versions of their Copy folder directly to their filesystem by making use of a utility in the Desktop Agent. This lets you browse your Copy folder without ever downloading any files. If you open one of your files, it’ll be downloaded on the fly. Movies can even be streamed in this manner.
Windows doesn’t have anything directly analogous to FUSE that we could use to implement this on that OS. We’d like to be able to implement this on Windows sometime down the road, but it may require rolling our own file system drivers.
On Mac, run:
/Applications/Copy.app/Contents/MacOS/CopyCmd cloud mount -ro <copy folder path> <local machine path>
On Linux, run:
<install location>/copy/x86_64/CopyCmd cloud mount -ro <copy folder path> <local machine path>
<copy folder path> parameter is relative to the root of your Copy folder, which we refer to as “/”. So if you want to mount your Pictures directory, you’d pass in “/Pictures”.
<local machine path> parameter is an empty folder somewhere on your machine.
To remove the mount, you can “Eject” the folder on Mac or use the
umount command on either Mac or Linux.