- The plugin can synchronize with files referenced by internal Drive shortcuts.
- Shortcut support is transparent. Simply configure the target database on Drive to be the shortcut to the actual file containing the database.
- Note that the shortcut can have a different name than the file it points to.
- Shortcuts and the files they reference may reside anywhere in Drive, including a configured Target Folder.
How it Works
- When performing a sync op, the plugin looks for a Drive object with the same name as the local database file, for example, “MyDatabaseShortcut.kdbx” (for details, see the Syncing Your Database topic).
- If plugin determines “MyDatabaseShortcut.kdbx” is a shortcut, the object it references is queried to determine the type of Drive object the shortcut points to (shortcuts can reference files or folders).
- If the shortcut references a file, for example, “MyDatabaseFile.kdbx”, the plugin uses “MyDatabaseFile.kdbx” to synchronize with the current KeePass database.
Use with Care!
Drive shortcuts are a powerful feature for organizing your files. When synchronizing to a shortcut, be certain the file being referenced is the intended target file, especially when using the Download and Upload commands.
Shared File Restriction
It is possible to create a shortcut to a file in the “Shared with me” special folder in Drive. This allows files to be accessed as if they resided in your own Drive folders.