Oxygen Drive (10-17-2019) Win-15

Hi Oxygen Users,

We’ve packaged together some of the components you’re familiar with into a new product called Oxygen Drive. If you’ve used our Infinity Drive app already, you’ll see that it is very similar from a user interaction perspective. Infinity Drive and Oxygen Drive are more similar than they are different, but they were created with different purposes in mind.

What is Oxygen Drive used for?

  • Oxygen Drive is a full-fledged product to help users address their storage and storage workflow needs.
  • Oxygen Drive lets users connect their storage and access everything from one place. Use Windows Explorer to browse your storage and access your files on demand. When you want to reclaim disk space, use the new right-click Offload feature on a file to turn it back to a sparse file.

How does Oxygen Drive differ from Infinity Drive?

  • Oxygen Drive has an Add Storage option in the tray menu to allow you to connect your storage directly through the app. Infinity Drive requires you to use Explorer Shell from the Explorer Toolkit to link your storage first.
  • Oxygen Drive also has the explorer toolkit bundled together with the release so you don’t have to download two separate products.
  • Oxygen Drive is a standalone product. Infinity Drive’s main purpose is to help developers get an idea of how to build apps on the Oxygen Cloud platform. As such, the Infinity Drive is meant to be embeddable and customizable, whereas Oxygen Drive is not.

What’s new in this release?

Windows v.15:

  • Ability to connect storage from the Add Storage option in the tray menu.
    • Currently supported: Amazon S3, Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, Procore, File Server.
    • Note: you can still use the included explorer shell to connect other storage you have (e.g. Google Drive, Amazon Drive).
  • Bundled explorer toolkit. Find the explorer utility here: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Oxygen Cloud\application\15\explore.exe).
  • Right-click --> Download to download a file or all files within a folder for offline access.
  • Right-click --> Offload to reclaim disk space. Converts a file or all files in a folder back into on-demand access mode.
  • The drive shell with Offload, Download, and the ability to schedule Offload is also available in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Oxygen Cloud\application\15\infinity\drive.exe

That’s a lot of information that we dropped up there. But it’s really just an easier-to-use packaging of the current available tools, with a more friendly UI for connecting storage.

The installer can be downloaded from our download page, and the usage guide documentation is available here.

Let us know if you have any questions or feedback.