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 do I move a Playlist from my iPod Nano to my computer using iTunes?

I made a playlist and put it on my iPod Nano. However, when I was cleaning up the playlists on my computer (removing ones that I didn't play often, if ever), I accidentally deleted one of them that I ...
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keep iTunes and WMP playlists in sync

I use media center for listening to music, however I also use itunes for keeping my iPod in sync. I often create playlists on the go on my iPod, but when I'm at home I prefer media center and often ...
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Is SyncToy 2.1 much faster than 2.0

I've stayed with SyncToy v1.4 as I found v2.0 too slow to be of any use. For example when run again immediately after a sync, on a folder pair without any changes, it would start from scratch ...
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Cross-platform file syncing over LAN [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to sync two computers? I would like to be able to sync files across my computers (Ubuntu, Windows XP and Windows 7). Ideally, it would be easy enough for my ...
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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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Synchronizing the clocks of two Windows-XP machines not connected to the internet?

I have a set-up with two PCs running Windows XP, both acquiring data from external sources and saving it locally with time-stamp per sample. At the end of each day I move that day's from both PCs to ...
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Disable iPhone Yahoo contacts sync

Every time I plug in my iPhone, iTunes pops up a dialog asking for sync with Yahoo contacts. after I cancel, it pops up again, for 4-5 more times. But the 'Sync Yahoo!Address Book contacts' option is ...
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How do you sync your Outlook contacts with Gmail?

I would like to sync the contacts of Microsoft Outlook 2007 with the contacts of my GMail account. Anyone knows how to do that?
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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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Software capable of synchronizing video sources

Do you know of any video editing software that makes synchronizing multiple sources of video easy? Often I get a few files from each camera used to record an event. The files I get aren't continuous ...
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Google CalDAV background sync'ing?

I currently use MobileMe to sync my calendars between my Macs and iPhone. I'm thinking about switching to Google's CalDAV, but I'm not sure if the calendars will be updated if iCal on my Mac or the ...
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iPhone sync with multiple iTunes

How can I syncronize my iPhone with 2 iTunes (one at work running on Windows, and another at home on a Mac). I just need to sync photos, music and apps with both. Calendar comes from Google.
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iPhone-link Sync in Apple Mail

Is it possible to setup an iPhone-like sync with Mail on Snow Leopard? Currently it downloads all 18000 messages from Gmail (IMAP) and when I delete a messages, it isn't deleted from Gmail. Can ...
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How do I automatically synchronize Google Docs with Dropbox?

I would like to be able to edit one of my Google Docs on another computer, save it online (not download it to that computer and upload it to Dropbox), and then be able to go back to my home computer ...
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gnote synchronize

how to use synchronize gnote on ubuntu?
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How reliable is Unison? Did it ever ruin your data? [closed]

I am interested in facts, when using unison ( http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/ ) ruined your data? I want to find out about its reliability.
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How can I synchronize separate Tomboy notebooks between different Linux computers?

How can I synchronize separate Tomboy notebooks between different Linux computers? Let's say, Tomboy has two notebooks and one is synchronized with one computer, and the second notebook with another ...
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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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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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Syncing your clock from command line

I manage a bunch of kiosk style PCs and I have noticed that my test machines have their time drifting a bit. I'm curious, does anyone know of an freeware time syncing application that can easily be ...
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Does creating a new library and syncing it result in deletion of existing content?

I sync my iPhone via iTunes from data stored in my external data. All of my data ( ie, music, iTunes libraries etc) are stored in the external drive. Now my external drive isn't powering on due to ...
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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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What free software do you recommend for synchronizing pc clock with time servers for Windows [closed]

I'm using Windows 7. Or does Windows 7 already have that ability built-in?
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Syncing text files from iPhone to windows folder

I'm looking for a Text editor on the iPhone that can edit multiple files and two-way sync them with a directory on my windows machine whenever I connect the phone. On my desktop, I use wikidPad as ...
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Synchronisation software to find files that have moved paths within a folder?

Say I have a pictures folder which I reorganized on one computer. I'd like to use that directory as the base and compare it with another version on a backup drive. Will any Synchronisation/compare ...
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Two identical Macs

I want to sync my iMac with my Macbook, so I'll have a reserve computer if the laptop fails. What's the best way to do it? Can I have this sync on one profile, and keep working on the iMac as another ...
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Live Mesh: cannot sync peer-to-peer. Why?

I am using Live Mesh on several computers: one Vista machine, one Windows 7 and another XP. It will sync perfectly between them if I sync to the Live Desktop. However, if I try and do peer-to-peer ...
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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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Command line script for Offline Files in Windows XP Professional

I want to write a bat script to have the same functionality as mentioned in this [article][1] [1]: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/learnmore/offlinefiles.mspx . What would be the ...
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Unattended Folder synchronization between Vista and Xp

I want to automate the folder synchronization between Vista and Xp in a home network like \\10.0.0.3\shared_docs and \\10.0.0.2\shared_docs . One is a Vista Home Premium pc and another a XP Home ...
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Stop Skype from syncing iPhone contacts?

How do you stop Skype from syncing with your iPhone contacts? It appears to do the sync whenever you sync your iPhone in iTunes. Not sure how to turn this off.
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Zune HD won't wirelessly sync with my laptop

I've got a Zune HD and I am having trouble getting it to sync with my laptop. I have gone through the procedures listed on their webpage: ...
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Is there a way to sync my todo list with my desktop & iPhone/iPod touch?

I currently use Thunderbird/Lightning for my calendar. It syncs great with Google Calendar which syncs with my iPod touch. Now I want the same kind of process for a task list. I like remember the ...
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iTunes Always Asks to Authorize

Whenever I sync my iPod Nano or iPod Touch to my iTunes library, iTunes (version 9) will say that my computer is not authorized to play my DRMed songs. So, I give it my username and password to ...
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How to sync only certain folders on Dropbox

I have a desktop machine with plenty of space with Dropbox set up. I also have a netbook with limited space. Is there any way to set up my netbook to sync only with certain folders in my Dropbox ...
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What is the best (free) upload/sync Flickr plugin to for iPhoto?

I'm looking for a iPhoto plugin that would allow me to easily upload photos from iPhoto to my Flickr Pro account. Ideally such a plugin would allow you to: Uploaded selected photos only in their ...
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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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iPhone - Outlook 2010 sync'd items

I'm not sure if this is a problem with Outlook 2010, or the fact that I don't have an Exchange box, or the fact that I have two MAPI mailboxes (both using Outlook Live Connector), or something else... ...
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How can I synchronize Google contacts and calendar with Palm Centro and Outlook 2000?

Seeking a free solution to synchronize my calendar and contacts between my Palm Centro and Google contacts and calendar. I currently sync my Palm contacts and calendar with Outlook 2000 on Windows XP. ...
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Best way to keep contact information synchronized

I have Outlook at work with a lot of my contact info. I have Gmail contacts on my personal email account. What would the best way be to keep all of this data syncronized without any overhead?
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Outlook 2007 freezes my system when I start it says it is “synchonizing folders”

When I try to start Outlook 2007, my system freezes, and Outlook says it is "synchonizing folders". I don't use exchange, and haven't seen any answers online. I've tried turning off the exchange ...
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Stop Windows Media Player showing synchronization dialogue when USB device plugged

Every time I plug a USB stick into my PC, I get this synchronization dialogue in WMP. It's really annoying, and it also stops my Play/Pause shortcut keys working. This is really starting to annoy me. ...
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iPhone/iTunes always syncs the same song every time

My iTtunes/iPhone syncing works perfectly except for this odd behavior. One song syncs every time. I never listen to it really, and I've loaded other albums/songs from time to time with the expected ...
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How to sync podcasts between two computers?

I want to share only podcasts between two computers, without music and videos, is there any solution of sharing iTunes podcasts?
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Google Calendar Sync and Outlook - Can I make it sync to a calendar other than the default General calendar?

I am trying to sync my work email to my Google Calendar. I downloaded and setup Google Calendar Sync. It works, however all events from my work calendar on outlook syncs to my default General ...
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Cross-platform syncing RSS reader application

I use a number of different computers with varying OSes at home and at work. I would like to be able to read my RSS feeds both places and have both places updated with read items, bookmarks, etc. I ...
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sync my webmail 'SENT' folder with Thunderbird

I want to sync my webmail 'SENT' folder with Thunderbird, both Yahoo and Hotmail. What's the best way to do it?
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Linux: Portable MP3-Player syncing on commandline

I'm searching a console-application which helps me managing my portable mp3-player. The player is a simple mountpoint so nothing special here. My Wish-Application would work as following: I provide ...
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Outlook - Sychronise contacts from exchange

At work the exchange server has details of all employees in the system. Then there is the Contacts folder in Outlook. I can populate this with all staff, but, I want to synchronise it against all ...
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Windows 7 XP Mode disable time sync

So I've tried the trick from Virtual PC 2007, adding the following section to the vmc configuration file: <components> <host_time_sync> <enabled ...