File Synchronization refers to reflecting changes from a set of files to the same set of files in another location. Synchronization can also be applied to contacts, music, or other data.

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Can using cloud storage for backup backfire and ruin local data?

I was thinking of using a simple backup strategy like copying my Documents directory into the Dropbox directory. This strategy should work in case my laptop gets stolen or my house burns down. But ...
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Backup application with specific data security measures? [on hold]

I want to backup certain files and folders to a cloud provider. These are my most important files, they are already backed up to 2 different places and one of them will cease to work soon. So I ...
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What is a good combination of apps to edit a text/word-document across phone, tablet and desktop with intermittent Internet access? [on hold]

I've got Windows and Android devices, and I'd like to be able to sync a text or Word document across all devices. As far as I'm aware, Drop box for Android only allows you pull a document. It ...
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Sync between chrome extensions

do you know any way how to synchronize DATA from chrome extensions between 2 computers? (Windows and Ubuntu) I know there is option to synchronize bookmarks and extensions (it works), but DATA from ...
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Synchronize files between 2 folders on computer and external drive

I bought an external drive and want to use it partially for store, partially as back up. What I would like to see is that some folder (named.. let's say "Sync") is always the same on my Mac and on the ...
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Open Source alternative to XMarks / Firefox Sync in Chromium w/ own server? [on hold]

I'd like to switch from Firefox to Chromium, since FF runs awfully slow and ressource-intensive on my Mac. Until now, I've used Mozilla Sync as BYOS on ownCloud to sync both bookmarks and logins. ...
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Picasa Syncing with Dropbox via different PC/MAC

Gd day everybody, following challenge: I have a ton of pictures on my computer (Mac 10.9.2) and I am using Picasa. All good working on a single computer, however I have another 3 Macs on which I would ...
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Starting multiple video files on multiple computers simultaneously [closed]

I would like to start for example 4 videos on 4 different computers on exactly the same time. How would this be possible? thank you
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Reset Skydrive/OneDrive sync?

Is there a way to have Skydrive/Onedrive completely restart the sync process and have all of the files as "online-only". I'm running Windows 8.1 Update 1. While there is "make all files online-only" ...
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How to reset SkyDrive/OneDrive sync? [duplicate]

Is there a way to empty SkyDrive/OneDrive without deleting the files in the cloud. I'm running Windows 8.1 and would like to revert all of the files to "online-only" mode except that the function ...
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Rsync folders automatization

I've got a folder on the remote server, to which I'm connecting via SSH. When I need to synchronise folders I'm using manually access via scp. (I'm synchronising my folder with the folder on the ...
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Network folders in Windows XP Sync toy not visible

I have a ubuntu 12.04 samba file server which is recognized automatically under Win 7 + 8 in the Windows Explorer Network, also Synctoy shows the samba folders. But in XP the folders are not shown, I ...
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Are Chrome bookmarks automatically backed up?

I finally arranged my bookmarks in Chrome 33, inside bookmarks toolbar etc. Do I need to create a backup to save this arrangement (and How) OR it is automatically saved on Google server, inside my ...
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What is the protocol for email notes?

What is the protocol for email notes? I have an email account associated with my domain and web server. When I added this email to "internet accounts" within my macbook preferences, it had an option ...
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Thunderbird forgets tags in IMAP mails immediately after adding them

I hope this Stack Exchange site is the right one. Since a few weeks we are experiencing unexpected behavior with the tag/flag handling of Thunderbird. After assigning a tag to a mail, Thunderbird is ...
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How do I prevent Chrome Canary from updating -OR- How do I sync two Chrome profiles with the same account?

I might have a bit an unusual request, but my situation is as follows: I have a low-end pc, which means, I need to be careful about performance This is why I need to deactivate automatic updates in ...
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AD sync to Azure AD: “AccountEnabled” is invalid [migrated]

I am syncing our local AD (from SBS 2011) to Azure AD using the DirSync tool, but since a few days I get an error like the following (translated from local language): The object can't be updated ...
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Replicated Backup & Archival Solution?

I'm attempting to design a system for backup and archival, and I'm frustrated that I can see all the pieces I need, but can't seem to find anything that brings them all together. I want a system that ...
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How to keep two directories on two unconnected machines in sync via emailing of delta-archives

My situation is that I have two directories on two different computers (one Windows machine, OSX machine) and I need to keep the two directories on the two machines in sync (= mirrored), so that they ...
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Files opened in SharePoint Workspace don't sync, but when opened via sharepoint in browser do

I'm working with a client using their Sharepoint site. When I access the site via a web browser I can open, edit and save files fine. Similarly, if I navigate to the SharePoint site in Windows ...
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How to stop sync file when using dropbox(not pause and resume, I want to quit)

I am trying to upload an file to dropbox, but it takes over 8hrs. So I want to quit and place my file back. However, I can see only 'resume' and 'pause', no 'quit':< I already tried shutdown ...
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tiMidity: extract tracks preserving initial silence

tiMidity can extract individual tracks from a standard MIDI file to audio files, using its option -o out.wav, and its option -Q 0,-n to quieten all tracks but the n'th. However, re-mixing the ...
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BitTorrent sync file permissions (UBUNTU)

I started using BitTorrent sync last night, as a do-it-yourself Dropbox project, and it works amazing, except for one thing... On my Ubuntu 13.10 laptop, all the file permissions are messed up, and ...
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Is it possible to use Firefox Sync to synchronize Thunderbird plugins and accounts?

I have a machine on which my Thunderbird is configured for three accounts (IMAP and NNTP, but NO POP). How could I have those accounts available on other machines using Thunderbird ? I obviously ...
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Is there a service to sync Chrome and FF bookmarks by syncing their respective server side backends?

As you know, both of Firefox and Chrome have server-side services for storing their bookmarks. Is there a service that can sync the back-end of Firefox with Chrome for bookmarks? I don't want to use ...
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How does rdiff-backup work?

I'm curious as to what characteristics rdiff-backup abides by when choosing whether to transfer and keep back-ups of files. Dropbox doesn't sync timestamps (date created & modified etc) so my ...
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Is it safe to transfer files to a raid 5 array while it is re-synching?

I have a newly created raid 5 array in windows server 2008 (software in windows disk mamanger) and it is resynching... Is it safe for me to start transfering/copy files to the volume while it is ...
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Google Chrome - Remotely close Chrome on synced computer

I left chrome open at home. It's on a webpage signed in to something that I'd like to sign out of. There may be other ways of accomplishing that, but I really just want to know if this is possible. ...
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Solution to sync folders between two computers and a NAS [closed]

At work we have two computers and a network attached storage device (NAS) each with a copy of the same folder. I need a solution that will keep each computer's copy of that folder and the copy of ...
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How synchronization programs treat files/folders in use

I'm planning on setting up a synchronization software to mirror (one way) my main working drive on to a spare one as a simple backup solution, but the drive is 3tb so moving or working on files inside ...
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When does windows 8/8.1 synchronize settings

I have 2 PCs - one at work and one at home, both running windows 8.1 and both using the same MS account. Win 8.1 syncs user settings such as desktop background, theme, app passwords and settings etc. ...
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How to use ownCloud & ownDrive to host and sync wordpress site?

I'm trying to create a wordpress site, and currently I need to host it locally for development. I was using dropbox + xampp for wordpress, but that doesn't resolve my problem for sharing the website ...
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sync folder via ftp - one way only

I use the software FLING, which makes me sync my local folder on my PC to my web site via FTP. But now i've found a new software, goodsync. How can I configure it so that when a file in a local folder ...
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Dropbox like the old gDrive?

I really like Dropbox. I also liked the old gDrive a lot. Now that computers are using SSDs, and so far the cost for big SSDs are still high (at least for countries outside US, like Brazil), is there ...
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change dropbox selective sync while dropbox isn't running

I've added a largish folder to my Dropbox, but don't want to sync it to a computer that doesn't have dropbox running all the time. I can start dropbox, then tell it not to sync that folder, but ...
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OneDrive filled up my server - how to stop syncing a particular folder on a particular machine?

Recently I moved all my phone pictures off my phone to my laptop SkyDrive / OneDrive folder. I have a GoDaddy server that I use for development work. It had about 6 GB free, and that space ...
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Sync desktop background using Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?

Well, I had a home server (nothing fancy) running off a copy of Windows 8 Pro, and I upgraded to Windows Server 2012. The problem is, when I was hosting the server with Windows 8 Pro I had Bing ...
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Windows 8 mail app wont autosync - keeps asking for lock screen permissions

I did a fresh installation of windows 8.1 on my new asus n550jv, and since a few days ago i noticed i would not recieve any new mails. when i went to check the settings i found out that the sync ...
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Is Sharepoint only for Microsoft Office files?

The OneDrive for Business indicates SharePoint, but mainly refers to MS Office files. Can I upload files of other formats such as WPD, DWG etc., and be able to use them in OneDrive?
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sync network drive with onedrive

I have been using the HP MediaSmart HomeServer for a few years as my network file server. I have been working with SkyDrive (now OneDrive), and is trying to use OneDrive as my file server. I took on ...
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New User, Two Computers, Not Syncing

I have just put on included one file on my desktop to also save on onedrive. When I make a change on the desktop file, and save it. Then open it under the onedrive, the change I made is not ...
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Google calendar sync setup

I want add my Google calendar to my outlook 2013 calendar. Calendar sync doesn't work with 2013 outlook. Have tried numerous things. Wasn't to be able to use this and sync with my android phone.
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OneDrive stopped synchronizing

I used SkyDrive for a long time, I have 2 computers linked to my account. Since it changed to OneDrive, I place documents in my Skydrive folder in vain, it doesn't sync to my other computer. The icon ...
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Synchronize clock between DOS and Windows 7

I have problem with getting time to synchronize between a PC MS-DOS 6.22 and Microsoft Network Client 3.0 and a Windows 7 Ultimate box. This previously worked between the DOS PC and an XP machine. I ...
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RealTimeSync specify Delay Time within ffs_real configuration file

I've setup FreeFileSync's (v 6.3) companion RealTimeSync to perform periodic syncing between my working folders and Google Drive folders and it all works fine but every time I start the computer (or ...
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In Mysql Workbench, where is Synchronize Model with Database

As displayed in Mysql Database Synchronization documentation. I cannot find this particular Synchronize Model with Database window / wizard under Database -> I have Mysql Workbench 6.0.9.11421 ...
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Aurora Firefox “Sync encountered an error while synchronising: Unknown error. Sync will automatically retry this action.”

Firefox keeps giving me this error: "Sync encountered an error while synchronising: Unknown error. Sync will automatically retry this action." I'm able to login, but some minutes later... bam! the ...
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Mirror folder one way over different networks

I have a folder on machine A that receives small text files at random intervals from an external process. I need to mirror the contents of this folder to machine B, which is on a completely different ...
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How to mirror a whole system?

Hypothetically, how could I mirror/sync two computers (probably both would be running either Windows or Ubuntu, I assume this would be easier with Ubuntu)? What I'm talking about is that I would be ...
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How to stop syncing read status on Outlook (MAC)

how to make MS Outlook 2010 on MAC not sync read/unread status of emails with the server. The problem comes when user A reads an e-mail, user B will receive it as a read mail, which is not good. Is ...