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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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?
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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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How to sync OS X desktop to Dropbox?

How can I sync all my Desktop files to Dropbox, so that my desktop still feels, looks and works like a normal Desktop?
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Syncing between “Kindle for PC” and “Kindle for iPhone”

I have a number of ebooks that I am managing using calibre - E-book management. These books are in a number of various formats (pdf, chm, epub, mobi...etc). I found a blog post that detailed using ...
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Can I sync my Tomboy notes from Windows through Ubuntu One?

I have setup my Ubuntu system to synchronize Tomboy notes with the Ubuntu One service. I'm now trying Tomboy on Windows and it would be great to have it sync with Ubuntu One. However, while Tomboy ...
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Dropbox like syncing for Google Docs

Is their a way (on mac osx) to sync a folder on my computer with Google Documents now that Docs supports all file types? A lot like the functionality of DropBox.
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Is it possible to select which folders to sync in OneDrive (Skydrive) on Windows 8.1?

Is it possible to select which folders to sync in OneDrive (formerly Skydrive) on Windows 8.1? (I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro) This is possible in Windows 7 version of SkyDrive, but can't see setting ...
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Sync files between Mac, PC and Linux automatically

I have a MacBook Pro, a Windows 7 desktop, and a Fedora 13 netbook. I have been searching far and wide for an automatic solution to sync files (pictures, music, docs, etc...) between the three when ...
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How do I synchronize Firefox extensions?

I have a bunch of Firefox extensions. But in case if I have to reinstall my computer, how do I restore them all? Sort of like Dropbox syncing all my files.
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Mac program like WinSCP

I'm looking for a program on Mac that does one thing exactly like WinSCP: listens to file changes in directories and uploads the changed files to a remote server, thus keeping them in sync: remote ...
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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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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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Are there any password managers for iPhone and Windows XP? [closed]

Can you recommend a password manager that syncs between an iPhone and (at least one, preferably several) Windows XP computers? Being able to generate passwords would of course be a nice addition, but ...
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Sync Windows settings

Is it possible to synchronise certain Windows 7 settings. Things like the wallpaper you use for instance, or the programs that are stored in the start menu. Or the programs that are docked next to ...
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Which is more efficient: rsync over ssh or rsync to a drive mounted locally via ssh tunnel

I am trying to set up some scripts to perform nightly backups to a remote drive. I'm wondering if it is better (when considering both efficiency and data integrity) to: A: rsync over an ssh tunnel, ...
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How can I limit the number of IMAP emails Outlook 2010 syncs?

I'm helping a user with Outlook 2010. They have a large mailbox that they want to sync over IMAP, but we want to not sync the whole thing in order to keep Outlook performing well. A lot of email ...
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How do I use (O365) Exchange Online custom attributes (1 to 15) when I have directory sync enabled and no exchange installed on-premises?

Here is my setup: Active Directory on premises - with no Exchange installed. DirSync tool to sync all users to Office 365 Now, I need to use CustomAttributes in Exchange - here is where the ...
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Open synced tabs in the new Google Chrome

Google Chrome updated a few days ago, and since then, I can't seem to access my synced tabs. How do I access my synced tabs in the new Google Chrome?
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Sync iPhone apps with iTunes without deleting them

I have a few apps on my iPhone, and would like to sync them with iTunes without erasing them from my phone. Is this possible without downloading them all again?
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Sync folder with FTP in OS X

Are there any tools bundled with OS X which can assist me with automatically synchronising a folder with an FTP site? I have CyberDuck but what I am after is automation.
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How do you sync contacts between Outlook and Windows Live?

Does anyone know how to sync contacts in Outlook with Windows Live contacts? I’ve got Outlook Connector but all that does is makes Live contacts visible in Outlook and doesn’t actually sync them.
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Sync photos to iTunes without erasing everything?

My iTunes is empty, I just installed it, I've always used an iPod Manager to manage my iPod How can I sync my photos without iTunes having to erase everything on my iPod since my iTunes is empty? ...
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Is it possible to access and edit Google documents directly from Libreoffice?

I'd like to work with a Google spreadsheet directly inside Libreoffice, without having to export and import it, in order to automatically reflect the changes on the online file. Basically, I'm looking ...
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How to Synchronize Dropbox PDFs to Kindle DX? [closed]

Background I'm strongly considering the purchase of a Kindle DX for PDF reading to save my eyes from LCD strain. I currently sync a folder of PDFs on Dropbox to my iPad via an app called GoodReader. ...
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Sync my outlook (2007) calendar with hotmail calendar

I would think this should be simple ... I'm trying to figure out how to publish my outlook 2007 calendar from my desktop to my hotmail\live account. I found a couple links (e.g. publish calendar, ...
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Best way to synchronise photos to three machines. Laptop, Desktop, NAS

I'm using Picasa as my photo management software, and I have a collection of photos that gets downloaded from my cameras either onto my Desktop or onto my Laptop. I'd like to automatically have ...
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How do I synchronize multiple Access Databases together?

I'm conducting a study, where we will be collecting data using Access. Since there will be multiple persons conducting these studies using the same structured Access DB we need to figure a way to ...
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DropBox like software that lets me host my own files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Alternative to Dropbox (on my server)? I have a good home server with tons of storage. I have FTP and SVN setup on it but I miss the convenience of DropBox for file ...
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Sync Android phone with Linux PC

How can I sync my Android mobile phone's contacts and calendar with my Linux Desktop without having a Google server as 'man in the middle'?
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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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Backup client for Windows: open source, rsync and VSS

I'm looking for a sync/backup client for Windows with: Open source license (BSD/GPL) rsync deltas to a remote rsync server VSS support Command line interface is preferred to a GUI. The less of ...
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How to use RSYNC to get unchanged files hard-linked and appended files copied locally + appended?

I'm trying to figure out a way to use rsync (one or more times) and possibly other commands (such as cp -lr) to accomplish the following: Synchronize remote folder A to local folder B I already have ...
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sync Nevernote (Evernote clone) notes to my own server

Supposedly, it used to be possible to sync Evernote notes to your own server. I would like to use the open source clone NeverNote, to sychronize to my own server. Is there a way of doing this? Here ...
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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 ...
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How do I manage contacts from multple accounts (twitter, facebook, gmail, etc,.)?

I have quite a few of online accounts that I use that have contacts within them. Here are a few examples: Gmail (4 accts) Google+ FaceBook LinkedIn Outlook.com The list goes on Within these ...
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Synchronous vs. Asynchronous DRAM

I have simple question, why do we use in computers today synchronous memory? Is there some advantage over asynchronous?
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Link multiple uTorrent

With Dropbox, I can have multiple computers watch a synced folder for .torrent files to begin downloads, but then they each download it - separately. How can I have my uTorrent instances share ...
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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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One-way syncing/backup with Unison

I'm using the syncing tool Unison with my Mac OSX and Ubuntu 9.10 machines to backup my music from Mac to Ubuntu. The thing is, I want to have my Mac be the source and Ubuntu be the target so that the ...
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Good one-way sync program for Windows?

I need a program that can do one-way synchronization of directories in Windows. The only feature I absolutely need is the ability to exclude certain files and/or folders from the sync (wildcard ...
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How can I permanently fix my date synchronize problem in linux?

Ubuntu 7.10 server i386 clock/date/time won't stay in sync. Are their log files I can view to tell when the clock changes? For a temporary fix, I created a file in /etc/cron.hourly: #!/bin/sh ntpdate ...
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Dropbox to sync *nix home folders

I'm using a Linux machine at work, and started using at home in a VM for some home development. I have a vimrc and a bashrc with some configuration, that are useful for both machines. What is the ...
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Any file-based email client application? (With the purpose of putting the mailbox under VCS.)

Like Subversion which has two back-end types: BDB-based and File-based. Most email applications I seen are using database back-end, but the database is not so convenient to manipulate by end-user. ...
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How to keep Chrome bookmarks up to date?

I have recently synced all my bookmarks from my Chrome in my personal laptop to Chrome at work. Now every time I add new bookmarks or edits them at work I want to be able to see them on my laptop at ...
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Synchronizing files using 7zip and the CLI

In the command line, 7zip has the command 'a' to "Add files to archive". But I want to sync the files instead. This is one of the main options in the GUI, but the CLI has disregarded it for some ...
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How to sync notes created from Sticky Notes so as to reuse them among different PCs?

I use multiple PCs and need my notes sync between them. I prefer to use Sticky Notes in Windows 7 other than any other 3rd-party tools. Any ideas?
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Gmail on Outlook 2010 with Exchange services?

I have recently configure GMail on my iPhone with exchange services, which allows me to sync Mail, Contact and calendar. Is it possible to use Gmail in Outlook 2010 with exchange services?
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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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Self-hosted, cross-platform repository for large files

I'm looking for something well suited for syncing folders full of large media (eg photos, music) across several machines, ideally with revisions. I'm using SparkleShare for text and other small ...