Best place to keep linked files?

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I’m finally familiar enough with MindManager 2018’s features to begin building a library of interconnected maps for tasks and projects that I would access from three different Windows computers plus Android devices. These will be for personal use; no collaboration. My question: Where should I store them? Mindjet Files appears to be a natural choice – but in my brief experience suffers from service interruptions, and isn’t (far as I can tell) accessible for map roll ups. Google Drive is another option, but would require my maps and embedded files to have multiple links to access them from different devices. Any recommendations?

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David Lieberman

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Brian Morse

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One big map with all projects and tasks and use filters is all I can think of.  I don't think you have filters in the mobile app though.
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David Lieberman

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I should have been clearer. I'm trying to decide whether to store my maps on -- and access them from -- individual hard drives, Mindjet Files, or a cloud service such as Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive. Each has advantages and disadvantages. What do MindManager veterans prefer?
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This is an edited version of a reply to a similar question I posted a few weeks ago and in turn is based on one I posted two years ago. Please note that it applies specifically to Dropbox and doesn't cover syncing with mobile versions of MindManager, but might still be helpful and the same approach can probably be used with other cloud services.


Provided you have the space on your main desktop and laptop PCs you can do what I do - keep a Dropbox folder locally on each machine which is synced with the Dropbox cloud folder. Since the Dropbox folder on each computer is like any other local folder there is no compatibility problem with most software including MM - you save a file to the local folder and Dropbox automatically syncs it to the cloud.


It's sensible to have synced local folders anyway as in effect they back up the cloud folder - and vice versa. You never know when you might not be able to access the cloud folder.
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Thanks, Alex. This helps.
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Thanks - it might be worth reading through the discussion on this topic where I posted the previous version of my response a few weeks ago. While this was mainly about the relative virtues of Dropbox and Onedrive, some of the issues discussed are likely to also apply to Google Drive and other cloud services: https://community.mindjet.com/mindjet/topics/mindmanger-2018-and-online-accounts

Another important point I made in that discussion: if you work on a file on a laptop or another device when it is offline during a trip, remember to sync the local folder to the cloud when you return before opening the same file on your home or work computer.