Moving files in webUI causes them to be redownloaded on Mac client

Trying to understand if this is expected behavior or not. I just got Seafile setup, and I was successfully able to upload and sync files using the MacOS client. Everything worked well.

Then, I was using the web UI to create a new folder and moved the files I uploaded into that folder. To my surprise, I then saw that the Seafile client had removed the files I uploaded (since they were no longer in that folder) and was downloading them again from the server so they would be sync’d in the new location.

I’d expected that the client would have just ‘moved’ the files locally without needing to download them again. Is it expected that the client would have to download files again when moved via another client?

1 Like