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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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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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 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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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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Google Calendar / Exchange / Outlook Web Access sync

May be impossible but.. My firm uses Exchange Server (version 5 I think), with no POP3/IMAP access. So when I'm out of the office, it is down to Outlook Web Access. And my laptop is running Ubuntu, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Firefox sync about:config

Does Firefox synchronize about:config preferences too? If not, where is the config file located?
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iPhone sync with iTunes stuck on “Waiting for items to copy”

I'm having a problem with iTunes where syncing my iPhone ends up seeming to basically finish, but it says "Waiting for items to copy" after everything else, and just stays there for... well, a very ...
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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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Uploading large folders to Dropbox from external hard drive

I've got a puzzling dilemma that I've been trying to solve for weeks. I want to backup about 500 GBs from an external hard drive to my Dropbox Pro account. My computer's hard drive is nowhere near ...
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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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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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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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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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Does Unison socket mode support ipv6

I have been using Unison for quite some time now for synchronizing data between my machines, and I am very happy with it. Now I need to synchronize two new machines connected via ipv6, but they won't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I encrypt my OneNote 2013 notebooks on SkyDrive?

I'm a big fan of OneNote 2013 including the sync function, however I have privacy concerns using Microsoft's Skydrive cloud. Is there a way I can encrypt my notebooks before they are sent to the ...
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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 does Dropbox determine when to overwrite the local file vs overwrite the cloud file?

When Dropbox encounters a file on one's computer that is different than the cloud version of that file that it knows about, how does it decide whether it should sync them by overwriting the local file ...
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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 syncing....
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Offline synchronization between two locations, using a transfer disk

What software can I use to sync two folders that can't be seen at the same time, by transferring just the changes on a portable disk? The scenario: I have a collection of music at home that I ...
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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'?