Install Drive Explorer

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This function is only available for the Advanced plan.
For the Standard plan, you can use this function by applying for and using the Drive option.

Install Drive Explorer to use LINE WORKS Drive, the cloud storage, as if using PC folders.

For Windows 10 version 1809 or later, and macOS Big Sur 11 or later, you can set sync status per file to optimize PC storage capacity.

On Windows, you can sync 'My Drive' and 'Folders shared with me' with PC folders in real-time.

For macOS, you can sync all folders and files in Drive with PC folders in real-time.

However, to sync on macOS, you must allow the permission for 'LINE WORKS Drive' in 'Enable system extensions' and 'Full disk access' following the 'Install Drive Explorer' explanation below.

You also need to allow access when updating Drive Explorer on macOS.

How to check OS version

Windows

  1. Press Windows key and R on keyboard at the same time to display the Run command.
  2. In the Openbox, enter 'winver', and then select 'OK' to check the Windows version.

macOS

  1. Click 'System Preferences' from the menu bar at the top of the screen or click the  icon on the top left and select 'System Preferences'.
  2. Click 'About This Mac'.

Install

For Windows 10 version 1809 or later, and macOS Big Sur 11 or later, you need administrator authority to install Drive Explorer. Also, it may not be compatible with some antivirus solutions.

Windows

  1. Go to the download page.
  2. From Drive Explorer for Windows, click 'Download' for 32bit or 64bit, depending on the OS you are using.
  3. Open the saved file to install Drive Explorer.
  4. Click 'Finish'. After completing the installation, check the checkbox of the 'Open LINE WORKS Drive now' field to display the login page of the Drive Explorer.

macOS

  1. Go to the download page.
  2. From Drive Explorer for macOS, click 'Download'
  3. Open the saved file to install Drive Explorer.
  4. After installation, click 'System Preferences' from the menu bar at the top of the screen or click the  icon on the top left and select 'System Preferences'.
  5. Click 'Security & Privacy'.
  6. Click the lock icon on the bottom left to unlock.
  7. Click 'Allow' to grant LINE WORKS Drive permissions.
  8. Click 'Privacy' on the top.
  9. Click 'Full Disk Access' from the menu list on the left.
  10. Select 'LINE WORKS Drive' to allow the use.

OS version update

For Windows 10 version 1803 or earlier, macOS Catalina 10.15 or earlier, you cannot use the features that optimize the PC storage capacity such as the file-by-file sync function even if you install the latest Drive Explorer.

Check the version of Windows you are using, and update the OS version to use the latest feature.

The previous sync settings are maintained even if you update the OS version.

 

Windows

  1. Press Windows key on the keyboard, and then click 'Settings' on the bottom left in the shape of a cogwheel.
  2. Click 'Update & Security', and then click 'Windows Update'.
  3. Check the Windows version that you can update to, and then update.

macOS

  1. Click 'System Preferences' from the menu bar at the top of the screen or click the  icon on the top left and select 'System Preferences'.
  2. Click 'Software Update'.
  3. Click 'Update Now' or 'Upgrade Now'.
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