Now in Preview: Support for network-attached storage (NAS) and external hard drives, plus drag-and-drop and multi-file uploading

A few weeks ago we told you about the the new Cubby Preview Program --  a place for our early-adopters and loyal users to be the first to get the latest features and fixes before they're officially released.

Today, we've loaded-up our preview version with some of the most frequently-requested features and we're looking to get your feedback. Check out what's being previewed (below), then go here to learn how to get started.

Support for network-attached storage (NAS) and external drives

Preview users can now create a cubby from a fixed or removable disk such as an external hard disk drive, USB stick (pen drive), Flash reader or similar. Users can also now create a cubby from content associated with network-attached storage (NAS), also known as file-servers.

Drag-and-drop upload at cubby.com

Preview users can now drag and drop multiple items from anywhere on their computer into their cubbies via cubby.com. The upload status for these items will appear at the bottom of the page, allowing users to watch the upload process in real-time.

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Multiple file/folder upload via cubby.com

In addition to drag-and-drop, preview users can now upload multiple files at the same time through cubby.com by simply selecting "Upload" and then their files. Chrome users will also be able to upload multiple folders.

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Detach account on a Windows PC

To make it easier to stop using one LogMeIn ID and switch to another, we've added a detach feature for Windows users. To access, open the Cubby application and go to Preferences-- the next time you launch Cubby, you'll be asked to associate it with another account.

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Sync improvements
As we do with every release, we've identified a few areas to improve our sync engine speed and performance.

Once you've decided to make the switch to Cubby Preview, make sure you drop us a note and let us know how it's going. 

    
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Chaz is a Cubby product owner.

8 thoughts on “Now in Preview: Support for network-attached storage (NAS) and external hard drives, plus drag-and-drop and multi-file uploading

    • Good question. Any valid UNC paths are now supported, with one limitation: The file-system pointed by the UNC path must be able to send changed events. That means, for instance, an FTP protocol would not be supported.

  1. Pro User here. So I have file shares on the network, How do I point cubby to them? For me I have \SERVER but do I need it mapped to a drive letter?

    • Thanks for the question, Evan. You actually don't need to have \SERVER mapped to a drive letter. We now support UNC paths. See comment above.

  2. Non-pro user here. Window 7 on source, XP on target.
    I am new to Cubby. I created a cubby on my source desktop. I then used the Cubby app to "Add As A New Folder" as a subfolder on a NAS drive folder. It say "Source location unavailable for Practice Cubby". If I then turn off the "sync" button and then turn it back on and "Add As A New Folder" to my C; desktop, it finds the source and works fine.
    I've worked with this for hours and am stymied. Ideas?

    And yes, I am using the preview Cubby app on both computers.

    Thanks!!!

    • Hey Will, thanks for the feedback. I'll have one of our tech support managers reach out to you via email. Stay tuned.

  3. To clarify my previous post:

    Non-pro user here. Window 7 on source, XP on target.
    I am new to Cubby. I created a cubby on my source desktop. I then used the Cubby app *ON MY TARGET COMPUTER* to “Add As A New Folder” as a subfolder on a NAS drive folder. It say “Source location unavailable for Practice Cubby”. If I then turn off the “sync” button and then turn it back on and “Add As A New Folder” to my C: desktop (*TARGET*), it finds the source and works fine.

    I’ve worked with this for hours and am stymied. Ideas?

    And yes, I am using the preview Cubby app on both computers.

    Thanks!!!

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