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Gold

What are ARDRIVE tokens?

ArDrive has a very different business model and structure than we are typically used too. As part of the way it functions, a token was created to help facilitate two things: Ownership and Governance, and Profit Sharing. Ownership and Governance ArDrive is not owned by one person or a small group of investors, but, instead, …

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Green

Where are my files?

When you login into your account you may only see a portion of your files at first – this is because ArDrive is still syncing with the permaweb. Don’t worry! All of your files are still there and safe forever. It should not take too long for all of them to appear. If you want …

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Purple

Can my private documents stay private forever?

Yes, your private documents can stay private. The only way they can become accessible is if you move them to a public folder, where they become available to everyone, or if you share the file with someone else. 

Purple

Can I make public files private?

No.  Public files can never be made private.  Once you have made a file public it will always be public. There is no way for you (or even us) to undo this.  In addition:  once you share a private file with someone they will also have access to that file forever.

Purple

Can I make private files public?

This feature is currently unavailable. In the future, we plan to offer the ability to move or share private files and make them public. At this point, ArDrive only allows the sharing of public drives.  In addition:  once you share a private file with someone they will also have access to that file forever.

Green

Can I edit my files after they are uploaded?

Yes, you can edit your files after uploading them. ArDrive will allow you to save a revised copy of the same file, and you will also get to have all of the revised copies of these articles. Again, it is your choice whether you make these files private or public.