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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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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Xmarks shuts down. Alternatives to Xmarks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to sync bookmarks between Firefox, Chrome, and Safari on multiple computers? Hi, As you may or may not know, Xmarks (formerly Foxmarks) will shut down end of ...
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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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Why does my iPhone iPod player lose its place when I sync?

Whenever I sync my iPhone, my place in the various PodCasts I listen to is lost (well, synched to the position in iTunes which, because I don't use iTunes to listen to PodCasts, is zero). Is there ...
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Mac OS X tool to sync / copy ONLY timestamp rather than data of a file? No file data transfer, only filesystem metadata gets synced

This is my current situation (simplified, in fact of course many and large files): Dir1/ a b c Dir2/ a b c d This has happened before: a b c were copied from Dir1 to Dir2. Within Dir2 the ...
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Gmail, Facebook, Evolution syncronization

I want to import some data from Facebook to Gmail: Birthdays Photos I prefer if I can "attach" a Facebook account to a Gmail contact (as HTC Hero do). Then I want to import all this data from ...
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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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Sync contacts with groups, and multiple e-mails between Thunderbird and Gmail (or alternative e-mail client?)

I am planning to migrate my contacts list into Thunderbird, plus I've read many posts on how to sync the Address Book in Mozilla Thunderbird with contacts in Gmail, such as: ...
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Tool to fix audio sync for small portion of video file

I am trying to fix an audio sync issue for a video file that is off by a second from the 25th-26th minutes of a 30 minute file. I have looked at a few different tools such as avidemux etc. I see ...
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Reset Windows Live account for Windows 8

I have used the German release preview of Windows 8 and after installing the RTM available via MSDN my apps which were synced got automatically installed. However I have the English version of Win 8 ...
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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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Un-Sharing OneNote

I had Onenote 2010 syncing to skydrive, but then I chose to "share" my onenote on a drive on my local computer, so that my wife could see it. As a consequence of sharing it, the notebook was no ...
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Synchronization without checking every file

I need to synchronize often two large directories (with lots of sub directories and files) between a Windows XP and a Unix Server. (I currently do it with the nice WinSCP, but have tried a bunch of ...
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How do I sync my contacts between my Exchange and Hotmail accounts?

I keep all my contacts in my work email account (MS Exchange with Outlook 2010) and also use Hotmail for emails (e.g. myname@live.com). I would like to be able to access all my Exchange contacts when ...
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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 I sync with my Flickr Pro?

I have a Flickr Pro account and would like to sync it with all my photos. This is hoped to be a way to backup all my photos in an online repository. So I need a tool that will watch a folder and then ...
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Microsoft Exchange vs Gmail?

What are the main benefits of using Exchange over Gmail? I currently use Gmail and sync my Outlook calendar via ActiveSync to phone and to Google Calendar via Google Calendar Sync. Does Exchange ...
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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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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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How can I sync files from home with files at school?

This is actually for my mom. She only uses like 10 files, mostly Word and Excel, but has to constantly edit them at home and then email to school to use. Then, use at school, and email the modified ...
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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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Does Dropbox have a built in version control system?

I want to know this if I have files on my desktop which is then synced with Dropbox. I accidentally deleted all files from my desktop folder (which is synced with Dropbox) now will my files from ...
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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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What is a good way to sync email across computers?

I am constantly using different computers between home/work and I'd like to be able to easily check all of my email in one place, and I'd prefer not to use a web based mail program. Currently I use ...
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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 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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Is there a way to sync Omnifocus over to either a Windows or web-based app?

I have Omnifocus on my iPad, iPhone and Macbook. When I'm at work it would be nice to have access to that to-do list while at work on something a bit more accessible than my iPhone screen. I know ...
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File syncing across multiple operating systems

What would be the best way for me to sync multiple folders in various locations across Windows 7, XP, Ubuntu, OSX computers as well as firefox addons (that might just be a folder anyway, i'm not ...
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How to synchronise filesystem between 2 Macs?

So I'm a recently converted Mac OS X user. I have an iMac which I use when I work at home, because it's comfy and powerful. I also have a white Macbook for when I'm working away. Right now, I'm ...
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iTunes Over the Air Sync

Is there any software or hack in existence that will allow iTunes to sync wirelessly with my iPhone or iPod touch? I'd like the iPhone to be constantly synced without having to plug it into the USB at ...
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How to manage and synchronize data on 7 separate computers

Hypothetically speaking, let's say you live in a really big house and have 7 computers (designated them A-G for simplicity), each in different rooms/spaces of the house, connected either by wire or ...
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iTunes: Getting updated meta-data onto iPod when using manual management

OK, it's with an iPhone 3GS rather than an iPod, but same deal... I'm manually managing the music on my iPhone (mainly because I don't understand the automatic management option), so I drag-drop from ...
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Syncing contacts between Mac, Nokia E51 and iPod touch

Currently I have all my contacts and calendar items in the cloud on my GMail account, but I have no way of syncing them between all three of my devices. How can I go about syncing them all together ...
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Dropbox like the old gDrive?

I really like Dropbox. I also liked the old gDrive a lot. Now that computers are using SSDs, and so far the cost for big SSDs are still high (at least for countries outside US, like Brazil), is there ...
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Is it safe the use Firefox Sync to sync between Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 4.0 beta?

I want to test out the Firefox 4 beta, and I currently use Firefox Sync (previously known as Weave Sync) to synchronise various computers. I don't want to install Firefox 4 on all of the computers. ...
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Sync Tool that Works Fast with Hundred of Thousand of Files [closed]

Does anyone know of tool for Windows (or ideally platform independent) that is capable of syncing directories on two machines that contain several hundred of thousands of files in a fast manner? Fast ...
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iTunes syncs the same handful of songs on every sync

Every time I sync my iPod (Touch 2G), there are about 20 or 30 songs that iTunes insists on syncing. I usually sync just to get a couple of updated podcasts, but have to wait while it needlessly syncs ...
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Cross-platform User-friendly Sync tools [duplicate]

Similar question for Windows users: Keeping folders synced between several machines I need a cross-platform sync tool with reasonably simple GUI interface (so I can teach non-expert users how ...
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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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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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ntpdate[3912]: no server suitable for synchronization found

I've configured ntpd on a CentOs install with a simple /etc/ntp.conf with only 3 lines: server 0.pool.ntp.org server 1.pool.ntp.org server 2.pool.ntp.org server 192.168.1.1 Unfortunately, no matter ...
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How to access tabs synced by Chrome, without the original new tab?

In the near future I will have to start syncing my tabs while I'm travelling. A small problem is that I use a custom new tab (html file I load using this extension). So I don't have access to the ...
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How important is 'sync' for file safety today?

I have a paranoid decades-old habit of frequently typing 'sync' at a command line on my Linux (or any unixy) machine. Some part of my mind thinks this will make sure files are written to disk not ...
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Moving files between shared Dropbox folders

If I move files from one folder in my Dropbox folder structure to another, what happens on the other synced devices? Do they: Move the files on the synced device from the source folder to ...
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Synchronize folders on different computers without cloud and without network just internet

I have two computers with windows 7, one in my home town and one in another town. They are not in private network but I have internet on both. They have exactly the same file structure. I am searching ...
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How to sync files between PC and USB

I need to sync a file between my computer and a USB stick. The sync needs to happen in real time, as in when the right file changes sync to the left file and vice versa. I tried looking at Task ...
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How can I make Thunderbird IMAP sync moved messages immediately?

I have TB connecting to the IMAP interface of an exchange server. I also have my mail synchronised to the machine for off-line use. When I move a message from the inbox to an archive folder, the ...
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Synchronizing Multiple eMacs

I have a cluster of about 10 eMac's that are all running the exact same OS, programs, and have the exact same hardware. Is there any way to synchronize them to all contain the exact same files (Music ...
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Where do the notes synchronized from the iPad go?

I synchronize mails, contacts, calendar and notes between my iPad and Google. Google has web interfaces for the first three, but where do my notes end up?
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Folder sync application which can sync over Internet (the other machine specified by an IP)?

I need to sync some folders between two Win 7 machines. While they are connected to the same LAN, they can't see each-other over Windows Networking since sharing is disabled on both of them (security ...