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Chromebook storage could soon be opened up like a PC

9 days ago   |   By TechRadar

Chromebooks have long had local storage in the form of the Downloads folder of Chrome OS, but very little could be done with this pocket of space on the hard drive. Now, MSPowerUser has discovered that the latest version of Chrome OS contains changes to blow Chromebook storage wide open. Found in the latest beta version of Chrome OS, 72, a flag is now available within the code - ‘enable-myfiles-volume' - that allows users to turn the entire My Files folder into a read-write drive, with customizable folders and file names. According to MSPowerUser, the flag content reads: “Enables use of...
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Chrome OS May Finally Let Users Manage Their Own Local Files

Chrome OS May Finally Let Users Manage Their Own Local Files

9 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Chrome OS may be on the verge of getting a much more traditional file management system, based on a recent change noted by tech blog MSPoweruser in Chrome 72. In that version of the OS, a new flag can be found under the "enable-myfiles-volume" tag at the chrome hidden settings menu. As its name implies and as it's described in the menu, enabling the flag allows the My Files volume to be used as a read/write volume. In effect, that allows users to create their own folders in the Files application under the My Files volume of the storage management tool instead of only in Downloads.
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