Uploading files to NordLocker using macOS

Move and copy files


When you try to upload a file in NordLocker, you will get an option to Move or Copy it. If you choose to copy the file, a copy will be uploaded to NordLocker, and the file will also remain on your device. If a file is moved, it will be removed from your device storage. 


Save on cloud only and Save on cloud and locally


You can choose how you want to sync your files. To change how your files are synced, control-click on the locker and select Sync Settings. This setting can also be changed for individual files in a locker. 
If your locker is saved on the cloud only, you will be asked to sync a file to your device to open it.


You can learn more about changing sync settings and statuses of files in the NordLocker application on our Space saver feature guide.



When you upload files or change sync settings, NordLocker will start Syncing process. This is shown in the left bar of the application under the lockers list. Please make sure to not make any changes to the files while they are not fully synced. 
When syncing is finished and your files are successfully uploaded, NordLocker will show Up to date message. 

Size limit in cloud


The upload limit for a single file in the cloud is 64 GB. You can upload multiple files without an upload limit as long as single files in the batch are not bigger than 64 GB. 

Trying to save a file bigger than 64 GB on the cloud only will show an error Sync ran into some issues next to the locker's name where this file is located. Keep in mind that files bigger than 64GB can still be encrypted in local lockers, however, it is not possible to save such files on the cloud.  Screenshot_2022-06-09_at_14.25.56.png

Illegal characters in path error


If you get an error message Couldn't copy files: Illegal character in path while uploading files, check the directory where they are located on your device. Some special characters in the file directory will not allow encryption/copy to the NordLocker application.

The following special characters will cause the error:

~!@#$%^&*()_+?[ : \ " < > | ]