Thanks for the response. I am using GoogleDrive = now Backup and Sync…and this is a new feature which you have pointed out to me (Google will backup the documents folder (which ZWIFT resides in).
However…this does NOT solve the problem. It IS backing them up which I am happy about. But, it does not offer a means to sync the workouts into a second computer (e.g. my laptop). Although i could manually download them onto the laptop (a solution which I was not previously in tune with), as of yet…Google Backup and Sync will NOT “sync” or “restore” the ‘my documents’ folder onto a second machine. But rather simply backs it up onto the google drive (i.e. the only way to access the back up is through Drive’s web app). unless I’m missing something…there is also no way to automatically sync this folder into a google drive folder. If i could do that…an additional stand alaone syncing software on the laptop could push it back into the laptop’s My Documents/ZWIFT folder…allowing me to actually use those workouts while on the laptop away from the house.
…this is all starting to get fairly convoluted (although more doable than i originally expected).
I did however…have the idea that if ZWIFT allowed you to designate the pathway to the ZWIFT documents folder (logs, activities etc) you could move the files and point ZWIFT to the local copy of the GOOGLE DRIVE folder. seems like this would be simple enough…although you might have to move the prefs files or at least the directory indicator. Not an experienced programmer…but i have done this myself fairly simply even in visual basic
Understand the intent. If one is to routinely use the workout builder and must work on multiple computers (which ZWIFT is already set up to do fairly easily), the workout files must be available on both machines when you log on. As you point out …this could easily enough be accomplished with 3rd party syncing (e.g. google drive) or on your own cloud…But i think if this mod i described above were facilitated it could be fairly eloquent rather than having to push a third piece of software into the mix (the local sync agent). In my experience…google drive syncs well…but anytime you add a third sync’er …i’ve always ended up with unwanted duplicate files/copies… and besides…i hate running additional software that isn’t needed…just steals more bandwith and processing time.
anyway…thanks again for the response. love ZWIFT and think you guys are doing awesome keeping it evolving.