File syncing issues

There are generally a few causes of slow or stalled file sharing. Here are some workarounds and checks you can do in each circumstance.

1. Has my sync stalled or failed?

A common reason for a failed sync is that the docker filesharing daemon has crashed. You can resolve the latter by restarting the docker daemon itself.

2. Is my app located in a shared directory?

Your app needs to live inside of a shared drive or folder. Here are the following default shared drive/folder locations:

| OS | Shared Drives/Folders | | -- | -- | -- | | Windows | C:\ | | macOS | /Users, /Volumes, /tmp, /private | | Linux | All the folders |

Note that on macOS these need to be HARD LINKS. In other words, you cannot symlink /Users to /SomethingElse and expect it to work. This is often the case if you have an external drive.

Also note that you can add additional folders and shares to Windows/macOS through the Docker GUI.