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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How can I keep folders synchronized between several machines over my home network?

Like many people I take quite a few photos, and also like quite a few people I don't back up as frequently as I should. What I'd like to be able to do is automatically synchronize my "to be backed up"...
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How do I synchronise two folders in real-time in Windows 7?

I want to synchronise two folders in real time under Windows 7. Basically, I want to monitor a folder and synchronise each change (new files, changed files, deleted files) to another drive. It has to ...
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How to sync bookmarks between Firefox, Chrome, and Safari on multiple computers?

There are some similar question on bookmark syncing, but most answers point to Delicious or Google bookmarks. However, as Chrome doesn't have the Google toolbar, how would those sync? I use several ...
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What is the best way to keep a folder synchronized with my USB drive?

I know there is a similar topic on syncing between computers, but I'm looking for an application to run on one computer that will sync a "document/file" folder with a folder on my secondary/external ...
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Synchronize Laptop and Desktop

Are there any tools that would allow me to basically have all the same stuff I have on my laptop on my desktop? Right now I have a file server that stores the My Documents folders, but I'd like to be ...
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How to reset SkyDrive/OneDrive sync?

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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Free program to sync folder with FTP? [closed]

My business partner has a lot of files that he needs to sync to our website's private folder so that I can download the changes. We really need a good tool that can keep these sync'd. I have tried a ...
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How to synchronize the home folder between multiple computers?

I have three computers at home, and would like to have the /home/ folder tree synchronized between the three. Any files/folders (except those hidden) that are modified/added/removed in one of the ...
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How can I synchronise my Outlook Calendar with Google Calendar (preferably using a free/open source tool)? [closed]

How can I synchronise my desktop Outlook calendar with my Google Calendar (Outlook -> Google)? I saw the question Free tool for Synchronizing Google Contacts and Calendar with Outlook, but the ...
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Keeping local windows folder in sync with remote ftp folder in real time [closed]

I know it has been asked before, but I would like it to happen in real time and transparently (without the need to open a separate FTP client such as FileZilla). For example, if I edit a text file in ...
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Sharing or syncing home folders between Macs

I've had a Macbook for some time, and recently got a Mac Mini too (both as desktop & media player computer). When setting up the Mini, I copied mostly everything (in target disk mode) from Macbook ...
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Lost info by syncing iPhone to new computer?

I've bought a new computer because I can't hold up my work while I wait for my older MacBook Pro to return from Apple's repair shop. In the meantime, I've not backed up my iPhone 3G for a week. I plan ...
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Windows 7 disk properties dialog reports more used space than total size of files on the disk

I have two hard drives (same size, same partitions, same model) that have been synchronized using FreeFileSync. They are used to store data, not the system. After sync, the drives should report same ...
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How to keep iTunes libraries in sync?

I have a couple of PCs and a Mac that I have my music libraries on them. Occasionally, I add files, edit artworks and ID3 tags on one of them. I want to keep them synchronized on all of my computer. ...
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How to sync bookmarks across Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox bookmarks?

How to sync bookmarks across Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox bookmarks? As I, currently, understand, Google Chrome puts bookmarks seperatly from Google Bookmarks, which is accessible in Firefox by ...
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Force Chrome to sync bookmarks?

I've been using Chrome's built in bookmark sync which seems to work well. Is there a way to force Chrome to do the sync as opposed to waiting for the alloted 'sync time'? Update: Seems to sync ...
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Windows Alternative to Rsync? [closed]

I'm trying to setup a file sync between the file server at my house and the one at my brother's so that we each have offsite backups of important data. Both systems are running Windows (XP on one, 7 ...
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Sync two external harddrives?

A little mishap happened earlier today and i am thinking i should have a copy of my external harddrive since 10% of it is very valuable. What is the best solution to keep two external harddrive in ...
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Syncing Tool Between 2 Folders [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Which is the best application to Sync two folders? Keeping folders synced between several machines What is a good tool to automatically sync two folders when changes are ...
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Watch Filesystem in Real Time on OS X and Ubuntu

I'm looking for a CLI tool which will watch a directory and spit out the names of files that change in real time. some_watch_command /path/to/some/folder | xargs some_callback I'm aware of inotify ...
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How can I sync Android with iTunes?

I have just bought a shiny new HTC Hero. Is there any way to get it to sync with iTunes. In particular I'm looking at Podcast management. Same question targeted at the Zune Sync Android with Zune ...
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Synchronize two directories on linux pc

I need a distributed filesystem (or a synchronization tool) that is capable of keeping a directory synchronized across 4 pc. My requirements are: offline access (data must be available offline on ...
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Sync Google, Outlook Calendar and Contacts

At work we are on an exchange server, and at home I like to use Google calendar. Whats the best way to keep my contacts and calendar in sync?
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How do I sync Thunderbird across two computers?

I have a computer (laptop) at work that I have installed Thunderbird on and set all of these rules, created contacts, and updated calendars on. I don't want to have to go through all of that process ...
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Keep ftp folder sync'd with windows folder

I'm trying to get my Continuous Integration system working from start to finish in the dev environment. Unfortunately, the last step after publish is copying the folder to an offsite server which I ...
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Password manager for multiple computers? [closed]

Is there a password manager that I can use on multiple computers, to remember all the passwords I use on the sites I visit?
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Sync Chromium without google account

I admit it, i'm a bit paranoid.. I have come to like firefox sync together with my own sync server. Now for various reasons, I'm tempted to use Chromium (or Iron) instead. Now is there a way to have ...
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Synced audio ouput on multiple machines? VLC? hardware solutions?

I'm wondering if there is any software or hardware solutions to synced audio or audio and video across multiple computers or devices on a network. I've seen Sonos, and it might be a good solution, ...
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How to Sync Thunderbird Contacts with Gmail Contacts

I have thunderbird 3.0 with the Zindus plugin. However it seems that Zindus syncs one way. For example I type a new email address into thunderbird and then go to my gmail account and it has no record ...
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How to auto-sync a USB thumb drive with folders on the PC? [duplicate]

In my job we are not guaranteed to keep using the same computer forever. Also, I need to keep the files at arm's reach when traveling. This is screaming a "cloud" solution, but here in Brazil mobile ...
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Syncronizing files over FTP

I need to syncronize files in my computer with server to which I have only FTP access. So I can't use rsync (that would need at least SFTP, but the only channel available for me is plain vanilla FTP). ...
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How to add and sync folders outside SkyDrive folder?

I have folders with documents all over my hard drive, some which I would like to include in SkyDrive without moving them into the SkyDrive folder. E.g. my SkyDrive folder is in C:\Users\Name\SkyDrive,...
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Alternatives to Microsoft Live Mesh and Microsoft Live Sync? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keeping folders synced between several machines I have tried the following two programs over quite some time, so I have a bit of experience with both, and now I want to know ...
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I need a central photo management solution for my home network [closed]

I have a home network that runs on a domain controller. It's a small network with no more than 4-5 PCs. They all run Windows. My Wife and I have photos that the other does not have, mostly because we ...
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How do you synchronize Google Calendar and iCal?

How do you synchronize your Google Calendar with iCal? Do you use any third-party software or the CalDAV protocol? The ability to perform a two-way synchronization is a requirement. The ability to ...
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online password manager with sharing capabilities [closed]

We are a small dev team and we are looking into a service that would allow us to share passwords between us and also have some other personal passwords store as well. Also it would be nice if it had ...
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I get “An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with [name of time server].” when trying to automatically synchronise PC time

Prompted by the answers to this question I decided to give the Windows built in time synchronisation another go. However, no matter what time server I use I get this error: "An error occurred while ...
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Sync Google Calendar with Outlook 2007 Calendar

What's a good way to sync Google Calendar with Outlook Calendar 2007? I need to do this so I can sync my calendar with my iPod via iTunes Also, how can I repeat an event in Outlook Calendar 2007? ...
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What is a good way to sync email across computers?

I am constantly using different computers between home/work and I'd like to be able to easily check all of my email in one place, and I'd prefer not to use a web based mail program. Currently I use ...
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How to synchronise filesystem between 2 Macs?

So I'm a recently converted Mac OS X user. I have an iMac which I use when I work at home, because it's comfy and powerful. I also have a white Macbook for when I'm working away. Right now, I'm ...
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Smart synchronization between 2 networked PCs

I have 2 computers, one running Server 2008 x64 as workstation and one running XP Professional. I want to sync them over LAN (about 200gb of files), and I have tried allwaysync. But it's slow, it ...
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How do you sync photos with your family?

We've always been trying to share photos within our family, despite all living in different countries. This has been very challenging. We have about 50GB of photos that we share with each other. ...
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Can I sync books I didn't buy from Amazon via Kindle app?

I have the Kindle app both on mac and android, I want to know if it's possible to sync the books that I have on android over to mac and vice versa as well as the last page I viewed? Some books weren't ...
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File syncing across multiple operating systems

What would be the best way for me to sync multiple folders in various locations across Windows 7, XP, Ubuntu, OSX computers as well as firefox addons (that might just be a folder anyway, i'm not sure)?...
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Setting up a Home Sync/File/Backup Server

I'm about to buy a new laptop, and I would like to turn my old PC into a file/backup server. I have 5 "client" computers beside the server machine. 1 of the clients (mine) will run Arch Linux, and ...
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Syncing contact groups between Google and Address Book

I just turned on Google syncing in my Snow Leopard (Mac OS X) Address Book, but I'm not seeing my Address Book groups in Gmail or Google Voice. Is this supposed to be the case? Is there a way to get ...
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Synchronise system changes on two computers?

I have two computers with Ubuntu 10.10 on them, a desktop and a laptop. I have two options for handling them: try and keep them the same accept that they have different 'personalities' and branch ...
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Automate export of calendar from Outlook to Google [closed]

I use Microsoft Outlook 2013 for work and Google Calendar for everything else. I'd like to find an easy way to sync my work calendar to my personal calendar. Ideally, this would be a software ...
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Synchronize accounts between two Windows computers

How can I automatically synchronize accounts between two Windows (7) computes? I'd like to keep the user-specific information in sync, that means the whole %USERPROFILE% folder. Those computers may ...
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What application can I use to synchronize several machines devices?

I have the same files in several machines, and several locations in them (removable devices, hard disks, etc.) in Windows and Linux, what synchronize/backup system could I use to update every copies?