When you work with Amazon S3 files you can choose to do so from the web file manager or any of the access clients Apps.
When you first import the meta-data from Amazon S3 you will be asked to set a default bucket. A default bucket is what is used if you add data to any smart folders
such as 'My Syncs' etc. When you add data to these folders then the data actually resides on your default S3 bucket that you chose at setup. For example if you added data to the smart folder 'My Syncs' then in your default S3 bucket there would be a folder created called 'My Syncs' where this information would reside.
Similarly if you create something in the root of "My Amazon S3 files" or whatever else you choose to call this we will automatically try to create a bucket, but if the bucket name is taken the default behaviour is to create a folder, and this folder would reside in your default bucket. If you want precise control over only adding a new bucket then navigate to your S3 Settings from your DashBoard and add a new bucket from here.
Any folders/files that you create in normal buckets are stored directly within the buckets on S3. The rules above only apply when using smart folders, which you can choose to use or not to use.
Also we don't do anything to your files, such as other S3 provider can do ie. we don't rename them or apply an encoding to the file name etc. Your files are stored with the same name and format as you upload them
We also keep additional meta-data to S3. An example of this is the local timestamp. If you upload files to S3 using our desktop sync tools then we are able to keep the local timestamp which direct uploads to S3 do not.Back to Wiki Index