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School may adopt Office365 and eliminate student user drives. Can students save to a cloud-based directory in MATLAB?

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David
David on 16 Jun 2014
Closed: MATLAB Answer Bot on 20 Aug 2021
Can student users use a cloud-based directory, like Dropbox, while working in MATLAB? Are there known issues with this? Would use of a flash drive be preferable?

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Kevin Claytor
Kevin Claytor on 16 Jun 2014
Why not?
Dropbox just watches a local directory for changes. The only issue would be two copies of anything (Matlab, Excel, etc.) accessing the same file. Each will see the copy of the file as they opened it. Most likely, after each releases the file, DB will sync it. So whoever wrote last will get the changes propagated.
Re; office365. Just map your shared space as a network drive in Windows.
Better yet, use a version control system like subversion or git to keep your code synced across computers and to handle conflicts. There are online providers for those that take seconds to setup.

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