Using Bix on Windows
Installing Bix on a Windows PC
After downloading the installation program for Windows, locate the file OneComCloudDrive.exe on your computer. Many browsers save the file to your Downloads folder. Check your web browser preferences if you are unsure of the location.
Double-click the file to start the installation program. If Windows asks you to confirm this operation, click Run.
Select your language preference and click OK.
Click Next to continue.
Bix will ask you to accept the One.com End User License Agreement (EULA) and the Gracenote license agreement. Click Next and I Agree.
Browse to select an installation folder or use the default location. Click Install.
Please wait while Bix is being installed.
Click Finish to complete the installation.
The Bix login screen will be displayed. Enter your domain, username (e-mail) and password and click Next.
From the list of drives select the drive you want to use.
Now your computer is ready to use the Bix application.
Syncing your folders to Bix
At any time, you can set up folders to sync to Bix. To set up folders, click Add folder to sync at the top of the Bix File Viewer.
From the list of folders you can select which to sync. By default it displays Documents, Pictures, Music or Videos - if these folders exist.
If you wish to sync folders other than these predefined folders, click Add another folder and select the folder that you want to sync. Click OK and Bix immediately begins syncing the content of the selected folders to the cloud.
Your files will automatically synchronize to the default data location and shortcuts will be created.
If you want to change the data location, right-click the Bix icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
Then click Settings.
Click Job settings
Select or create the folder you want to use for real-time sync and click OK.
To stop syncing a folder, right click the folder and select Cancel Sync while sync is in progress. By right-clicking the folder you can also view the folder and its properties.
Bix finds metadata like title, album and song name for all your music, using the Gracenote media database. While accessing Gracenote Powered by Gracenote is displayed in the File Viewer.
Using the Bix context menu
Right-click any folder on your computer to access the context menu.
You can use the context menu to add the folder to sync with Bix, share it with anyone, see the different versions available and get more information on how to use the application.
Downloading Folders from Bix
You can download any folder from Bix to your computer. To download a folder, click on Edit next to the folder you want to download. At the bottom select, Bix and my computer from the This folder should be stored drop-box and choose where to save the folder on your computer. Click Save.
Clicking save will download the folder to your computer.
Merging Folders in Bix
If you try to add a folder from your computer to Bix with the same name as an existing folder, you can choose to merge the folder on your computer with the folder on Bix, by clicking OK.
If you try to download a folder from Bix to your computer with the same name as an existing folder, you can choose to merge the folder on Bix with the folder on your computer, by clicking OK.
Restoring Folders from Bix
You can restore a folder or file on Bix to your computer by clicking Restore Files.
Select the folder or file to restore to your computer and click Restore.
Select the local path you want to restore to and click OK.
Viewing version and properties
Right-click a folder and select Properties to view detailed properties.
Right-click any file and select Show Versions to view the versions of your synced folders.
Sharing files and folders
You can share your folders and files as links with anyone you want.
Right-click any synced file or folder, and click Share As Link to share the item.
Select the number of hours or days the item should be shared, and click Create. Please wait for the link to be generated.
To share a file using email, click Email and enter the recipient’s email addresses, subject, and a message and click Send.
You can copy the link by clicking Copy. By default the link is valid for 2 hours and you can change the validity of the link later.
You can view a list of your shared links in the File Viewer. There you can also change the validity and delete the link you have created.