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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Reset synced Microsoft Account settings

So I've been having some problems with my Windows 10 PCs. My Microsoft account is a child account (don't even ask why), and occasionally, Family Safety will just shut off. Well, not completely shut ...
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Windows 10 start menu and ms live account sync revert

I made a huge mistake, and logged in on my windows 10 pc with my ms live account. That immediately started syncing some setting from my win 8 tablet. Now, start menu on windows 10 machine is a huge ...
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Deleting empty folders from Deleted items in Outlook 2013

Whenever I try to delete the empty folders that I had moved to my deleted items in Outlook 2013, I get a dialog box with a sync and permission error as below: Error while trying to delete the empty ...
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Restrict rsync operations to a subset of files

I have 2 directories that timestamped files are written to. At the end of the day, I would like to synchronize the directories so that they look exactly the same. I have something like this: dir1/ &...
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Add event to Google Calendar using GNOME Calendar

I have installed GNOME Calendar, but even though it loads my events from Google Calendar (added through Online Accounts), I can't make a new event and save to Google Calendar. It just saves to the ...
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Time Sync Best Practice

kindly i need some advice for what is the best practice for time synchronization i have configured my Domain controller that hold the PDC emulator role to sync with external NTP server , and the ...
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Box Sync Icon Overlay File Keeps Growing

I was trying to sync a bunch of large files using Box Sync in Windows, when I noticed my hard drive started filling up randomly (on a different drive than the files are stored, but the same drive box ...
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OneDrive for Business giving 'Credentials Needed' error on every file

Since changing my password, OneDrive for Business (Office 2013) will no longer sync any files. It is showing sync errors against every file saying ‘Credentials Needed’ when I click any of these sync ...
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Time Synchronisation on Guest Domain Controller

We have a Domain Controller hosted within Hyper-V on a Server 2008 OS. Recently, we noticed that the time on our local machines was out by a few minutes at this site. After some investigation, I ...
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Powerpoint 2013

I want to animate a bike going across the screen, but I also want the spokes to spin. I have treated it as three separate pieces of art: bike + 2 wheels - but I can't get the wheels to travel across ...
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File sync service supporting symbolic links

I wonder if any of the mainstream sync services (e.g. Dropbox and the likes) is able to sync relative symbolic links among the synced folders correctly. And by supporting I mean uploading and ...
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Keep in sync a bounch of remote Virtual Machines/Appliances

Small Intro I'm preparing a virtual machine (a sort of virtual appliance) for a small target of users, 8-10 of my friends. This vm will run on their pc and simulate a machine connected on their ...
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How to copy/sync pictures with certain xmp tags only

I want to copy jpg pictures to a matching folder structure (one way syncing) only when they include a certain XMP tag. For example: I have ALL my pictures in a folder structure on drive A. Within the ...
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Local copy of network share for performance reasons?

At the company I work for we have a few graphic designers, and one of them works in a different country. Their internet connection speed is very poor, which has a large negative effect considering ...
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OneNote crashes on sync completion

Having some trouble on a Surface Pro 3 with OneNote 2013. The program seems to crash immediately upon syncing to Onedrive. The sync is successful, but the program crashes and restarts immediately ...
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How do I list unsynced files on a removable media?

How do I list all unsynced/unwritten files on a usb-stick/sd-card or other removable-media? Can I be certain all files are synced after I run sync?
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Windows 10 Mail app does not sync messages automatically

I've upgraded my HP Envy Ultrabook with preinstalled Windows 8 to Windows 10 about a month ago. All works enough smoothly - except the intrinsic Windows Mail & Calendar apps. They don't sync their ...
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Hard Links in Windows - risk of file-loss?

I am now creating hard links to remove duplicate space usage in backup data. This is within single NTFS partitions. I am afraid of data-loss - losing a file completely if one link reference is broken,...
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Windows Phone app stopped showing what's on my phone

When I first installed the Windows Phone app, it showed the contents of my phone when I plugged the phone into a USB port. Recently that stopped working. The app starts okay, and it definitely reacts ...
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How to disable time sync with Windows 7 as host OS in VirtualBox?

I have a 64 bit Windows 7 with VirtualBox running the same 64 bit Windows 7 as a guest OS. When I set a specific date and time, it will always revert to the host OS’s date and time on startup. How ...
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Syncing two local folders “dropbox/owncloud” style in linux

I would like to sync two local folders in a way that dropbox or owncloud do it - with a notion of history, so that it is possible to distinguish if a file got deleted in folder A o added in foler B. (...
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Cloud server for KeePass synchronization

I have a KeePass password Database which I use on several computers. This database relies on a separate XML file to function. It is possible for a server to have both the XML and KDBX in the same ...
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How to disable time synchronization in Linux Mint

My system: Linux Mint 17.2 MATE 32-bit My settings: Menu -> Administration -> Time and Date -> Configuration = Manual (that means do not connect to internet time servers) I do NOT have ntp installed....
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Tortoise SVN timestamp should sync with server's date instead of client's date

We have implemented Tortoise SVN. I am facing a problem with date and time that when someone update the SVN it take date and time of client PC instead of taking server's time. So how can I get the ...
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Firefox Account Server install fails

I'm using firefox on multiple devices, and therefore enjoying it's sync option very much. Now I want to setup my own Firefox Sync server, to store my data at home and not somewhere else. Since I want ...
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Firefox: Firefox Sync and Zscaler Firewall/Proxy not working

our network as been recently upgraded with the zsacler proxy solution. I was able to regain internet access by following that thread Firefox: This connection is untrusted + Behind corporate firewall. ...
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ownCloud sync not working after migration from 8.0 to 8.1.3

I migrated my ownCloud server from 8.0 to 8.1.3 which forced me to reanable and migrate the encryption keys of my users. After this runs successfully without error I'm able to access my files from the ...
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How to share a folder in my local disk (C:) to Google Drive? [duplicate]

I have a folder in local disk C. There are my fully important files. I usually update the folder contents every day. But, i think to be bothered if i have to always copy the folder to Google Drive's ...
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Windows 7 file synchronization issue

Our user's My Document folders are stored on the server, for users with laptops, this folder is set to be available offline using sync center. Something happened today (yikes I don't know what) where ...
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Choose a subfolder to not sync in Google Drive or One Drive or Dropbox [duplicate]

I am choosing a cloud storage synchronization system that best fit my needs and, until now, none fits me. I did not figured out how to keep a subfolder not synchronized inside a synchronized folder. I ...
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Two folders synchronization (1 way sync), one in intranet the other one in extranet

I have one server in intranet (joined to domain, accessible via domain account) and the other one in extranet (not joined to domain, accessible via hopping station using a local account). Shared ...
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Error when trying to synchronize Windows 7 time

I believe I had a power outage last night and when I started up my Windows 7 machine the time was all messed up (as far as I know this is not the year 13324). This usually happens with the system ...
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Dropbox selective sync - is it possible to have new folders created on other devices NOT be automatically added to sync folders on current device?

For example: I have the following folders in my Dropbox: Folder1 Folder2 Folder3 On PC1, I have only the following folders selected in selective sync: Folder1 Folder2 Folder3 does does not sync ...
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How do I keep Chrome bookmarks in sync across accounts?

I use a couple of gmail accounts with Chrome: One for work and one for private use. Unfortunately, all my bookmarks in the bookmarks toolbar are tied to one of the accounts, so when I switch to ...
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Stop iPhone contact syncing. Keep contacts

How do you stop a user's Outlook from overwriting changes made to contacts synced from a Windows 7 PC to an iPhone without erasing the contacts when syncing is stopped?
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Syncronize Lotus Notes Calendar to Google Calendar on an Apple Mac (OSX)

My company using Lotus Notes for calendar end mail just implemented the policy to use MacBooks for work. This is great in general, the only thing I am missing is a tool to sync my Lotus Notes (LN) ...
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Using unison between two hosts over differents networks

We want to synchronize a directory, called docs between two hosts, called server and laptop, using unison. So we have a unison profile docs.prf that defines the roots and gives a list of preferred ...
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Incremental backup or sync for data backup?

I use a portable usb hard disk for backup. On windows, I use synctoy to sync files from my computer to this backup disk every month. I've heard about incremental backup many times; however, I've never ...
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Disable read-only flag on git object and pack files

In all my local git repos all of the object and pack files (.git\object\pack) are read-only... I understand why this is but it's really messing with my attempt to sync my machine to my Synology NAS. ...
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Sync or export only Thunderbird account settings

There are many (old and not so old) topics about this, but they all deal with synchronizing the whole Thunderbird profile across computers. I am not interested in that, I just want a nice way to ...
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Sync Thunderbird Contacts via CardDAV

I'm using thunderbird and want to sync my adress book with my server via CardDAV, or gain read/write-access on my CardDAV-Server with a local copy of the contacts. This is not the first time this ...
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Homebrew brew exports

Looking for a way to export my Homebrew and Homebrew Cask installations (everything from brew list and brew cask list) I'd like to be able to export them to a file that I can then put on any new ...
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iPhone suddenly can't verify CalDav account

I am using Google Calendar and I would like to sync it with my iPhone. The best way to do this is usually via CalDav account and I've been successfully doing this for a while. However, recently the ...
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What is the use of the synchronization preamble in Ethernets? [duplicate]

In the context of Ethernets, what is the purpose of the synchronization preamble field from the beginning of an IEEE 802.3 frame? I'd take a guess that it was meant to distinguish packets from noise ...
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Syncing Large Amounts of Files Between 2 Windows Computers

I have 2 Windows 10 computers in different countries. Both are identical setups hardware wise, same drives layout, etc. Each computer contains about 5TB of data, divided over various drives. Now I ...
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Exchange Email synchronization across devices

I have three devices connected to a Microsoft Exchange account. If I delete a message completely (from the Inbox and then the Deleted Items folder) is it then deleted from the server as well as the ...
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Sync Outlook calendar with color categories to Android tablet

I'm setting up all my appointments in Outlook using categories with their accompanying colors. How can I sync my Outlook calendar to my Android tablet in a way that my colored categories will be ...
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Firefox for Android Send to Device stopped arriving at Firefox on my laptop

This is the Firefox for Android feature where you click "Share", "Send to Other Devices" and the tab appears the next time you open Firefox on your laptop. When the new Firefox Sync came out, it ...
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Sync NAS (OMV) with OneDrive or DropBox

I have installed a NAS to my network, to backup all my files there, with OpenMediaVault. My question is if there is any possible way to sync a shared folder from that server, to an online cloud ...
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What are the similarities and differences between incremental backup and file synchronization?

Suppose that I have a source drive (e.g., internal hard drive) and a destination drive (e.g., external hard drive). Similarities Obviously, they both involve copying files from the source to the ...