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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Sync files from a RDP “local drive”

I have users who remotely log into a terminal server over the Internet. They need the ability to synchronize their local drive (mapped through RDP settings) with their "user" drive on the terminal ...
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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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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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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 8 mail app wont autosync - keeps asking for lock screen permissions

I did a fresh installation of windows 8.1 on my new asus n550jv, and since a few days ago i noticed i would not recieve any new mails. when i went to check the settings i found out that the sync ...
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Sync desktop background using Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?

Well, I had a home server (nothing fancy) running off a copy of Windows 8 Pro, and I upgraded to Windows Server 2012. The problem is, when I was hosting the server with Windows 8 Pro I had Bing ...
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sync network drive with onedrive

I have been using the HP MediaSmart HomeServer for a few years as my network file server. I have been working with SkyDrive (now OneDrive), and is trying to use OneDrive as my file server. I took on ...
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New User, Two Computers, Not Syncing

I have just put on included one file on my desktop to also save on onedrive. When I make a change on the desktop file, and save it. Then open it under the onedrive, the change I made is not ...
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Synchronize clock between DOS and Windows 7

I have problem with getting time to synchronize between a PC MS-DOS 6.22 and Microsoft Network Client 3.0 and a Windows 7 Ultimate box. This previously worked between the DOS PC and an XP machine. I ...
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RealTimeSync specify Delay Time within ffs_real configuration file

I've setup FreeFileSync's (v 6.3) companion RealTimeSync to perform periodic syncing between my working folders and Google Drive folders and it all works fine but every time I start the computer (or ...
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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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Can GNUnet-qt be used like BitTorrent Sync?

Is it possible to setup GNUnet-qt to work like BitTorrent Sync. Where BitTorrent Sync allows you to have your very own decentralized private file sync system. Is it possible to do the same with ...
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Aurora Firefox “Sync encountered an error while synchronising: Unknown error. Sync will automatically retry this action.”

Firefox keeps giving me this error: "Sync encountered an error while synchronising: Unknown error. Sync will automatically retry this action." I'm able to login, but some minutes later... bam! the ...
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Mirror folder one way over different networks

I have a folder on machine A that receives small text files at random intervals from an external process. I need to mirror the contents of this folder to machine B, which is on a completely different ...
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How to mirror a whole system?

Hypothetically, how could I mirror/sync two computers (probably both would be running either Windows or Ubuntu, I assume this would be easier with Ubuntu)? What I'm talking about is that I would be ...
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How to stop syncing read status on Outlook (MAC)

how to make MS Outlook 2010 on MAC not sync read/unread status of emails with the server. The problem comes when user A reads an e-mail, user B will receive it as a read mail, which is not good. Is ...
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Synchronize historical appointments in CalDAV calender with Thunderbird/Lightning

In our association we recently migrated our calendars (from OwnCloud to Tine 2.0org), by exporting the old calendars as .ics files and importing them into Tine. I now wanted to verify that all ...
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Trigger Dropbox to Start Sync

Dropbox 2.6.2 on Ubuntu GNOME 13.03 64bit. When I modified a file on my local disk, under ~/Dropbox/, Dropbox start to sync immediately. But when modifications are made on the remote space, e.g. ...
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Syncing Google Chrome tabs on the fly

I am wondering if there is a way to sync tabs in Google Chrome in a way that once you open or close a tab on one browser, it opens or closes on all of your other machines. The current sync options is ...
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Cloud sync solution without having to install a desktop client?

I need to use some Cloud-sync solution on my workstation. Unfortunately due to the admin rights I cannot install Dropbox (my preferred cloud-sync) or some other solution. So I'm looking for ways to ...
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Synchronization stopped working: Microsoft Exchange contacts with Nexus 4

I have in my office Microsoft Exchange 2010 on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. My Nexus 4 (Android 4.4.2) is configured to sync contacts (only) with it. It used to work and then stopped (although no ...
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sync back my chrome passwords after channel change

I am recently changed chrome channel from dev to stable and lost all of my passwords. chrome://settings/passwords - is empty but my google account is in sync and google dashboard says that i have 281 ...
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'rsync -vr --delete' Replaces existing files, not just extraneous files

I have this: rsync -vr --delete /Volumes/source_hdd/folder_to_sync /Volumes/destination_hdd My intention is to have the 'folder_to_sync' on the 'destination_hdd' to be synced with the folder using ...
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Is it possible to select which folders to sync in Skydrive on Windows 8.1?

Is it possible to select which folders to sync in 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 in Windows 8.1
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How does synchronization between two independent computer's NIC work (e.g. on Ethernet)?

I'm currently studying computer networks and the question came to my mind, how it is physically possible for the NICs of two networking computers to determine the clock rate of incoming datastreams. ...
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Restore Firefox Extensions with Sync

I have a number of firefox (latest) installs, all syncing tabs, config and extensions etc using Sync. For one machine I wanted to check something in the Aurora build. This promptly uninstalled all ...
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Can I use Skydrive to sync a folder of my chosing? [duplicate]

I want to sync c:\mydir to the cloud using SkyDrive. Can it be done? During the SkyDrive install it allowed me to pick a folder so I chose c:\mydir but now SkyDrive syncs c:\mydir\SkyDrive not ...
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Google Chrome Bookmark Synch overwrote my bookmarks--how can I get them back?

This is a strange one. I have had bookmark synching turned on for two OS X machines for some months now. Today, I noticed that my bookmarks have disappeared. It seems that an older version of the ...
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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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Cannot import Gmail contacts into Windows 8 People app

I know there is a lot of talk of this around the net, and I have done my research, but I'm still not getting any joy. In the People app, I have connected it with my GMail account. This is confirmed ...
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How to sync Chrome bookmarks without logging in to Chrome?

I like Firefox Sync, but I prefer the Chrome browser. I don't use Chrome because it requires me to log in with my Google account to sync bookmarks. From a privacy point of view, I don't like that. Is ...
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Software for creating DB alter script that ONLY uses DDL scripts

I am looking for a software which can compare two databases by ONLY using DDL script (i.e. I dont want to create a schema but rather do it on the fly). Is this possible ? Any ideas ?
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How can I sync files between two different iTunes accounts and computers without overwriting certain metadata

Ok so my question may seem a little convoluted, but basically I am looking for some software (or solution) with the following features: Automatically sync files between two computers (So copy all ...
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No overlay status icons on desktop file icons and no progress status on Modern UI app for SkyDrive

Both SkyDrive on desktop and Modern UI SkyDrive show no status, but SkyDrive files are still uploaded to the cloud. I thought it was something with Windows 8.1, but after I installed the same OS ...
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Using Keepass + Dropbox, where to store Dropbox's password?

I'm thinking about starting using KeePass2 with the password database on Dropbox to manage my passwords. I've been doing my research on the subject and I already moved a couple of passwords there to ...
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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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Chrome sync: Merge or Overwrite ('current' with 'cloud')

When you sign into chrome, your sync'd bookmarks (etc) are magically restored... I'm recovering from a small (micro) very soft system fallover (winblows) and am hunting for bookmarks and .bak, to ...
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Sync Linux system with Windows over SSH while retaining file permissions

I am trying to sync files between my Linux machine and my Windows machine over SSH (SFTP). Currently when I do this, the files lose their Unix file permissions because windows doesn't support Unix ...
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iPhone contacts not syncing with Mac OS X Address Book

I have an iPhone 4 and Mac OS X Lion. In iTunes I have checked Info > Sync Address book contacts. However when I add a new contact to Address Book and click on sync, I do not see the new contact on ...
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Why Can't I run a FreeFileSync batch file as Administrator?

I've created a FreeFileSync batch script with options that will preserve file permissions, this requires the script to be run with Administrative Privileges. I can't find an obvious way to run the ...
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If I use the 'Both' comparison method in ViceVersa, will CRCs still be checked if the size of the files are already found to be different?

If I use the 'Both' comparison method setting in ViceVersa (both size and timestamp, and CRC), will it still compare the files' CRCs if the sizes and timestamps of the files being compared are already ...
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How can I disable the automatic switch to “library” mode in Windows 7's Media Player 12?

Whenever I plug any USB device into my computer while running Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7, it will automatically swtich the player from the Now Playing mode to Library mode. This is intended ...
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Mac iOS 10 does not sync with Nokia Lumina 822

I just installed the Windows Phone app on my mac. The app recognized the phone but the sync button remains greyed out and will not work. I have reinstalled the app and done everything I know to do. ...
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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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Collaborate on folder inside Dropbox public folder?

What is the best pattern for write enabled collaboration on a subfolder inside the Dropbox public folder? The use case is that I want to give write access to multiple people, while giving the ...
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Sync multiple hosts using unison

I am trying to keep in sync three machines, on one of which I run unison to sync the other two. This 'star' architecture is advertised in the unison manual: Using Unison to Synchronize More Than ...
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Simple folder sync solution in Windows 7

I have a few folders that have files which I want to have back-up on a external disk. Do you know an app that automatically synchronizes the contents of my folders with the contents of the folders on ...
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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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In btsync/BitTorrent Sync, how can I add multiple folders and secrets to the sync.conf file?

In sync.conf, it appears that only the first set of "secret" and "dir" values is available for remote syncs, although "secret" values that appear subsequently in the JSON file aren't seen by the ...
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How to sync photos between the desktop and Picasa Web / Google Plus?

I'm looking for some tool that can allow automatic bi-directional syncing between Picasa Web / Google Plus and a desktop photos folder. The use case is of alternating between managing photos locally ...