Firstly, Google Drive, One Drive and Dropbox are always folders on the local computer, they are alternate names for the folder “My Documents”, except these folders have a feature where they are automatically duplicated to the cloud so there is an off-site backup. The local computer never directly accesses the cloud version of a file. When starting a computer the local folder sync’s with the cloud backup and updates any changed files so that the local computer now only contains the latest version of a file.
Manager has two methods of opening a business, firstly opening the application and selecting from the home page, or secondly, opening the business directly by double clicking the file or right clicking the file and selecting open with Manager.
It appears from the commentary above and in another topic that the second method is no longer functioning. Both users have been using the second method satisfactorily, however, since they have updated to Manager Desktop version 20.2.27 that method no longer functions as they get a message to the effect “The document ???.manager could not be opened. Manager cannot open files of this type.”
However, if they open the application and then import that same file it works without an issue. One user updates monthly so the change has occurred in the past month. It has occurred on both Mac and Windows and using files from both Google Drive and iCloud.
Therefore, until there is clarification from the developer that there has been an actual design change in process, I will list this as a bug.
Separately, it is concerning that there is a number of users who are using back-up versions of their business files as their day to day business files. I use Manager via Dropbox on different computers and have NEVER opened a backup file yet.