8.4 Understanding iFolder Icons

The following table describes iFolder icons and related tasks.

Table 8-1 Description of iFolder Icons

iFolder Icon


The iFolder Services icon is displayed for the iFolder 3 Client in the desktop Applications menu.

When iFolder is running, the iFolder Services icon also appears in the Notification area of the desktop taskbar. Right-click it for a menu of possible tasks, including iFolder browser, Account Settings, Synchronization Log, Preferences, and Help.

The iFolder Upload icon is displayed in the iFolder browser under iFolders on This Computer if there are no iFolders are on the computer under your current local login identity.

You can create a new iFolder or convert an existing folder to an iFolder. If you have multiple accounts, you must specify which account to use; an iFolder can belong to only one account. For information, see Section 8.5, Creating and Uploading an iFolder.

The iFolder Download icon is displayed in the iFolder browser under iFolders on This Computer if no iFolders are on the computer under your current local login identity.

The iFolder Download icon is displayed under iFolders on Server Name when an iFolder is available to you on the specified server, but you have not downloaded it to this computer. Server Name is the administrator-specified descriptive name of the server where you have an iFolder account.

You can download any combination of iFolders from different accounts to the local computer. For information, see Section 8.9, Downloading an Available iFolder.

The encrypted iFolder icon (locked iFolder) indicates that the iFolder is encrypted and is displayed in the iFolder browser under iFolders on This Computer.

The passphrase provided at the time of login retrieves you the files in the encrypted iFolder. For more information on Encryption, see Section 8.11, Managing Passphrase for Encrypted iFolders.

The iFolder emblem (green ā€œiā€) appears on iFolders whenever the iFolder Services application is running for iFolders viewed in a file manager, on the desktop, or in the iFolder browser.

When iFolder is not running, iFolders appear as normal folders when viewed in the file manager or on the desktop. The iFolder browser is not available when iFolder is not running.

It is a good practice to organize your local collection of iFolders in a separate directory that contains only iFolders. This makes it easy to remember which folders are iFolders even when iFolder is not running and providing icons to mark them as iFolders.

The iFolder Warning icon indicates that the server is unavailable. iFolder is running but you are not connected to the iFolder server. Possible causes are:

The iFolder Conflict icon indicates that there is a file conflict between local copy and the server copy. Resolve the conflict by indicating which version of the file to keep. For more information on file conflict, see Section 8.13, Resolving File Conflicts.

The iFolder Waiting to Synchronize icon indicates that the iFolder contains files to be synchronized with the server, and the synchronization process has not yet begun.

iFolder synchronizes one iFolder at a time, and queues the synchronization tasks. To make sure that files in this local iFolder are synchronized with the files on the server, wait to shut down iFolder until the synchronization begins and completes successfully, as indicated by the changes in the icon.

The iFolder Synchronizing icon indicates that files in the iFolder are currently being synchronized with the server.

The iFolder Error icon indicates that one or more files in the iFolder have not been synchronized because there is a policy conflict occured due to policy settings like file size limit or limit on number of iFolders.

In the Sharing dialog box, the iFolder Owner User icon indicates that the user owns the shared iFolder.

In the Sharing dialog box, the iFolder Current User icon indicates that the user is currently managing the iFolder. If the current user is the owner, the Owner User icon is displayed instead.