Smart Sync for Nextcloud client


One feature I find cool in OneDrive and Dropbox is “smart sync” where files are only downloaded when you need them, this way, not taking up space on your hard drive. Can I do something similar with the NextCloud client?

If not, since Nextcloud has integration with WebDav, could you tell me another tool that can do this for me?
PS: If it works for Linux, it’s even better.

Thank you!


Would love to see this functionality. It’s something I really count on in the commercial packages.

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Hi! Any news about this feature?

I think the following announcement might be of interest for you:


since the announcement of the Virtual Drive feature was some months ago now: Does anybody know when this great feature will be released for Windows and of course also for Mac?

I saw a technical preview for Windows on GitHub. But also this was a post from April…so nearly 5 months ago.

I saw in the news this feature is included in the new client currently in testing.

Honestly though I hope it remains optional because I leverage the data co-location as an extra data backup.

I really would like to support the test of a Mac client. Any idea how/where I could do this?