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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Snow Leopard - Remove MobileMe / iSync menu bar icon

Snow Leopard lets one sync his/her own Google contacts and Yahoo contacts to iCal and Address Book. However, a side effect of this is that you will get a Sync Menu Bar item added. For some this is ...
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Is there a way to sync google contacts to your iPhone?

Is this possible? and can it be as seamless and transparent as using MobileMe?
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Realtime sync across multiple computers

What software can I use to synchronize files that detects changes on each of my computers and syncs continuously with an always-on server? I'm looking for: Running as a service on the server and ...
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Sync Google Drive when not logged in

I have installed Google Drive on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I login to the server, Google Drive starts automatically and synchrnoizes files, pulling changes down from the cloud. All good so far. ...
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Syncing Windows registry between several computers

There's a certain folder in my Windows XP registry that I would like to be synchronized between my 2 computers, Dropbox-style. The way I want it to be is that every time I make a registry change in ...
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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 to synchronize Google Contacts and Gnome Evolution?

I would like to synchronize my Google Contacts (also Android Contacts) with my mail client Evolution on Gnome. Do you know how I can do that ? Thank you
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Synchronizing Lotus Notes Calendar with Google Calendar

I am working at a client where Lotus Notes is used. How do I synchronize the Notes calendar (Lotus Notes 7) with Google Calendar or directly with my iPhone 3GS? I don't need to synchronize the ...
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Sync Iphone in Windows XP running as Virtualbox guest under Ubuntu 9.10

I run (K)Ubuntu 9.10 as my main operating system, but I still have a valid XP license, so I've been running Windows XP as a guest operating system with Virtualbox 3.10. I cannot get Itunes (running ...
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How does Dropbox LAN Sync work?

I have installed Dropbox on 2 Ubuntu machines and enabled LAN sync. I was curious how does one Dropbox instance detect another.
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Is there any easy way to sync your bookmarks using only an ftp-server and some app?

I realize there is already this good question How to sync bookmarks between Firefox, Chrome, and Safari on multiple computers? about bookmark sync, but I am looking for a different solution. It is ...
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How to increase frequency of time server synchronisations?

I have a that PC (Windows XP SP3) keeps losing time whereby it ends up being about 5 mins slow per day from all the other PCs and clocks about the place. Is there a way to increase frequency of ...
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Synchronize podcasts with Rhythmbox to an iPod

Is it possible to synchronize podcasts with Rhythmbox to an iPod? If not, is there another application in Ubuntu that can do it? By synchronizing podcasts I mean doing the same thing iTunes does. ...
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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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Dropbox alternative with local sync support? [closed]

I am currently using Dropbox. Just decided to sync my huge (about 5 GB) iTunes Library (music collection) in Dropbox. For that I must subscribe to their paid account. But before I do so, I'd like ...
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Sync OneNote Notebooks to/on SkyDrive

I've got OneNote running on all computers in our house, using it all the time with several people and computers. The only drawback: I want to keep the copies of OneNote in sync without having to run ...
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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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GMail, IMap and Outlook: Speeding it up?

I finally set up Outlook to use GMail and IMAP, but unfortunately, it's extremely slow. The reason, I think for this is because I have 14300 emails in my inbox. And I have no intention to delete ...
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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 can I manage computers using my Firefox Sync account?

I`m using Firefox Sync on a bunch of computers. I would like to manage my account, by removing some computers. I can't find the place to do this, it should be on the Firefox Sync page, but the ...
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How can I two-way sync Windows Contacts with Gmail Contacts

I'm using Windows Mail (which uses the windows contact store behind the scenes) to connect to the gmail imap server. I would like to have my gmail contacts available to me when using Mail. How can I ...
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Is having a Firefox profile in the Dropbox a good combination?

I was pretty excited to see sites as Lifehacker and such say how Dropbox can also do synchronisation for Firefox for us. It would also allow me to sync extensions and configuration settings. After ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I sync Emacs with Google Calendar and Contacts?

Is there a way to use Emacs to sync with Google Calendar and Google Contacts, ideally keeping a local copy so I can access them offline?
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Sync google calendar and contacts with Outlook 10

I use a google accounts for mail/contacts/calendar. I use Outlook 2010 on my desktop and an iphone. Iphone syncs calendar/contacts/mail via what I presume is faux exchange mechanism, anyway it works. ...
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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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Google Chrome is taking forever to set up sync

I did a clean install of Windows 7 yesterday, and am now trying to sync my bookmarks and other preferences back to Chrome which I had prior to reinstalling Windows. Unfortunately it is taking forever ...
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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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Firefox Integration with Chrome (Google Accounts)

Normally I use Chrome or Chromium to browse the web and I love that it keeps all my preferences, history, passwords, bookmarks, extensions and preferences synced across computers using my Google ...
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Rsync, two-way sync, and syncing file-deletion operations

I use rsync in the following manner: rsync -Pvaz me@192.168.*.***:Documents/ /Users/me/Documents/ rsync -Pvaz /Users/me/Documents/ me@192.168.*.***:Documents/ The problem: if I delete a file on my ...
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Best way to mirror folders [closed]

I want to mirror two folders so a change in one is reflected in others. am i best off making a home brew solutions with RoboCopy and /MIR or is there a decent preferably free app to do it for me?
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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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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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Why is the new SkyDrive client not syncing all of my content?

I have about 11 gigs of content on SkyDrive. When the new Windows client was released a couple of weeks ago, I downloaded and installed it, specifying a location on my D drive for the local copy. ...
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Syncing dropbox folder accross dual boot

I'm dual booting windows and linux. My dropbox folder is currently installed via windows. On linux, can I just symlink my dropbox folder to the windows version or something to that effect? I know I ...
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What is the Windows Briefcase?

It's still around in Windows 7. How does it work and how does it compare with newer sync options such as the native Sync Center? Should we still use it if it's not being phased out?
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VirtualBox Ubuntu VM doesn't automatically sync time with host even with Guest Additions installed

I'm running a Ubuntu VM with VirtualBox and I have both the dkms and virtualbox-guest-additions packages installed. I read in this answer that the system clock should sync with the host automatically ...
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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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Google Contacts and Mac OS X Address Book

The sync that Google offers for Google Contacts <> Mac OS X Address Book is seriously flawed. It doesn't sync automatically, it doesn't sync all contacts, it doesn't sync all fields. See here for a ...
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Unable to sync iPod Touch with my PC

I'm trying to sync a first gen iPod Touch to my PC running Windows 7 64 bit. The problem is that whenever I connect the iPod, iTunes completely freezes (if I start iTunes after connecting the iPod it ...
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How to use unison's path option with multiple paths?

I want to sync the following locations using unison: /home/user/Audiobooks with /shared/Audiobooks /home/user/Music with /shared/Music /home/user/Podcasts with /shared/Podcasts What would the ...
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Synchronized video playback over the network

I would like to play the same video on two different computers, and synchronize them approximately over the internet. I'd like to watch videos together with my friend while talking on Skype. It'd be ...
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How to sync account calendars between multiple exchange accounts in Outlook 2010?

In Outlook 2010, you can have multiple exchange accounts and therefore multiple calendars. How can I sync up calendars between the two Exchange accounts I have in Outlook 2010?
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How to synchronize iPhoto libraries between several Macs?

Is there any "easy" way of synchronizing my iPhoto library between, say, my iMac and my MacBook ? My basic strategy is "modify only on the iMac, make a blind copy to the MacBook" but it's not really ...
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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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What is the easiest way to keep an offline copy of a webdav share? [closed]

I have a webdav share configured for my small group of users. This is great for sharing files, like Dropbox. But it lacks Dropbox's functionality of keeping the files locally when the computer is ...
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Synchronize read/unread status for Thunderbird RSS

I've tried several online RSS readers, but I didn't like any of them. I'm quite happy with Thunderbird, but I hate to have to manually mark as read articles I've read at home when I'm at work and vice ...
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make rsync wait for a confirmation before actually changing files

I am making a synchronization between a local and a remote folder. It happened that I lost one file by a stupid command. I am used to unison and to the way you confirm ("go?") before doing the ...
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Can I install Chrome twice to sync to two different accounts?

I would like to keep my work and home settings separate, is it possible to install Chrome twice so that I can have one instance sync with work and another sync with my home account?