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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Cloud storage/backup/sync options [closed]

I have the following four needs and am looking for one or more apps/services that can solve them. I have a lot of photos that need to be backed up. These are rarely ever viewed, but I don't want to ...
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Song count is not syncing with iTunes

I noticed recently that the song counts in iTunes weren't increasing (despite me listening to them quite a bit on my iPhone). I had switched to wireless syncing within the last couple months, so I ...
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Onedrive for business initial synch

We are evaluating onedrive for business. We have 16 users with 25 Gb of data that is currently synched via a Lan synch software. We want to move it to the cloud, but one problem is the ...
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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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Windows 7 Time syncing issues

I've had this issue for a very long time and I often search google for solutions and try whatever I find but nothing works and then I give up, only to repeat the same process a few weeks later. this ...
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Synchronized video playback over the network

I would like to play the same video on two different computers, and synchronize them approximately over the internet. I'd like to watch videos together with my friend while talking on Skype. It'd be ...
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What happens to a synchronized Dropbox folder if all files of my PC are suddenly deleted?

I noticed that if I delete some files from my synchronized Dropbox folder it removes the files from the Internet also and I don't have access to them from any other device anymore. Then, following ...
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Does Google Chrome sync history between computers?

I just installed Google Chrome on my Mac at work, and used it for browsing the entire day. Among other things I went looking for an adblocker, which I found. When I got back home and did the same ...
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Syncing Everything between Windows and Mac Outlook - Options?

I am wondering if there is a way to keep everything - accounts, mail (POP and IMAP), and calendars, for starters - synchronized between Outlook 2013 running on my Windows machine and Outlook 2011 ...
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Time sync over bluetooth

I am in a rather strange situation.I have two laptops that I want to have their clocks synced but I should not use ntp or any other kind of network traffic. Is there an rtc of some kind that works ...
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How to sync specific files (not folders) on Windows 7

I need to copy frequently 2-3 files from my current program build to several other folders. How can I do this? Most free autosync solutions like SyncToy work only on folders, not files. Using .bat ...
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How to keep a ftp server in sync with mac folder

So I have a folder on my mac that I want to be synced with my ftp server. So far all the solutions i have found were for windows only. Are there any for mac?
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Sync folder on USB with a computer that has restrictions

I use synctoy to sync a folder between my USB drive and my laptop. I want to sync a different folder on my USB drive with a folder on a computer at work but I am unable to install software on it. So i ...
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How to sync WMP playlist to perticular folder on android device SD-Card

I want to sync my WMP playlist with my android phone. I have two playlists Old_Songs and New_Songs I want to sync this two play list with my android devices SD-Card but in different folders, ...
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Smart synchronization between 2 networked PCs

I have 2 computers, one running Server 2008 x64 as workstation and one running XP Professional. I want to sync them over LAN (about 200gb of files), and I have tried allwaysync. But it's slow, it ...
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Windows File copier with hash support

I've looked at a lot of the copy tools available on windows such as RichCopy and RoboCopy but they all seem to use date/time stamp comparisons to determine whether or not do the copy. What I'm ...
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Folder Explorer with Folder Synchronization and Folder Size

Is there a folder explorer software that has folder synchronization and folder size capabilities? Often I need to use them very much and would like to have a single software that can do that. Does ...
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The best way to sync an MS Excel file with DB data (including saving it)

I have an Excel file that is supposed to mirror some data from an MS SQL DB. This file is synced automatically to a remote location. I would like that whenever the Excel file is synced, the data that ...
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Can I specify the sync frequency on Google Drive on Windows 8.1?

I want my Google Drive sync my local files with the server files every 10 minutes. I mean, I don't want it trying to sync constantly. Where can I specify that value?
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Open source folder to folder sync for Windows

I was wondering if there is open source project for windows based system were I could sync two folder within the same operating system. I have done some jobs for clients with comercial versions of ...
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Sync files automatically on a home network?

I have a folder that MUST be in the folder it's in. I want to sync it between two computers in my house, both running Win8. If anyone remembers Windows Live Mesh, I want a program that does something ...
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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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Does Dropbox sync when computer is asleep or locked?

I have some pretty big sync's to do, but I can't sit around my computer making sure it's awake and unlocked all day/night. Does Dropbox sync when the computer is "Locked" or asleep?
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Google calendar sync with Outlook

I have migrated my emails and calendar to Google Apps, but I don't get the categories in my calendar back on Outlook if I sync from Google.
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Authorization fails on iphone 4s

I have updated my iphone apps using itunes, now the itunes cant sync to iphone to refresh the apps on the iphone, while syncing in step 3 (syncing mail accounts) syncing fails and the popup says "this ...
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Set Google Drive to Prevent Shutdown (Mac and Windows) if still syncing

I run a number of Macs all running bootcamp Windows (7) and Mac (Mavericks), I rely on my G-Drive files being up to date on both windows and mac (I have tried a shared 3rd drive however G-Drive ...
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Rsync: Mirror only certain directories based on presence of dotfile

I have a large amount of files on a server and I have a partial mirror of these files on my Mac (i.e. only some folders exist in the mirror). I would like to have a sync from the Mac to server using ...
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Windows permissions syncronization

I borrowed an original Surface RT to try it out. I was granted administrative rights to the device with my Microsoft account (@outlook.com) and logged in. Many months later the owner of the Surface ...
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Windows Phone sync error when syncing with iTunes on different Hard Drive

I have my iTunes library file on a separate hard drive (which I believe may be the cause of the problem) and I have been trying to use it to synchronize with my Windows Phone. I would like to first ...
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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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Why does synchronizing 1.4 TB of data with my Dropbox account result in over 28 TB of IO read?

I tried to sync 4.4 millions of files (totaling ~1.4 TB) with my Dropbox account. I noticed a pretty high amount of IO read (28 TB) when the files were being synchronized, is there any reason why? ...
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Where can I find syncing rules for dropbox?

I use my dropbox from multiple computers. After using dropbox for years, I am still not sure when exactly dropbox deletes (uploads) a file from (to) the cloud in a multi-device scenario. I'd ...
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Efficiently backing up a folder with thousands of files/folders when only structure has changed [closed]

I have a folder which is backed up weekly to an external drive, approximately 150GB. There are approximately 36,000 music files. I've changed the folder structure drastically so that nearly half those ...
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How to sync Outlook with GroupDav (Egroupware)

Egroupware supports GroupDav, CalDav, CardDav and SyncML. I tested Funambol which seems to be extremely unstable (crashing often). iCal4OL is not developed anymore. Is there any software ...
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iPhone 5 syncing incredibly slow to to iTunes over wifi

I've found that after an iTunes update my iPhone 5s synced extremely slow, about 10min for 1 mp3. A friend also experienced the same issue.
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SyncToy not deleting folders when Echoing

When running MS SyncToy and echoing one folder to another, I find that the program does not delete folders which are not present in the "original" folder when backing up to a thumb drive. This leads ...
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Auto filter that helps to NOT sync some folder?

I & my colleagues store our .Net project using dropbox but it is very ugly to see the 'obj'/'bin' folder also sync to the internet. We need to get rid of those folder when sync. How can we do ...
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Any apps that auto sync local to remote on save for mac?

Does Panic's Transmit has this feature? For example you set it to watch a particular folder, and any file changes in that folder gets uploaded to the remote automatically? They were highly ...
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Briefly hibernate PC during Dropbox Sync

I'm in the middle of moving a large number of files to Dropbox from my PC laptop (running Windows 7). I'm wondering if it's safe to temporarily put my PC to hibernate while I go home, and then set it ...
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How to organize folders automatically into groups of a hundred?

I have hundreds of folders on drive A that I want to migrate to drive B. Within the drive B root, I want the folders from drive A to be put inside folders that themselves each contain 100 folders. How ...
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How can I install Syncplicity only for one user?

My computer has two users: Bear - which is administrator Joe - which is a regular user I installed Syncplicity but I want it to start only when I log in with "Bear", I don't want the program to ...
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Office 365/ onedrive for business - sharing the same folder between 2 users

I have 2 office 365 account (business) I want to sync one folder for 2 of them (the same folder should be on both computers, and in the cloud). One drive is installed on both computer - but each ...
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DS Photo Instant upload sync'ed my photos in 2 ways

I have activated the Instant Upload feature on my iOS device. So, my iOS Photos are automatically upladed to a given folder on my Synology DiskStation. My problem is that I need to make free space on ...
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Mac Dropbox client not syncing; weird menubar behaviour

Old hackintosh with 10.6.3 on it. Everything used to work just fine, but about 2 weeks ago I noticed it wasn't syncing. I've tried removing/reinstalling, rebooting, fixing permissions, wiping out ...
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OneDrive Subfolder Icons Keep Resetting

I'm having a frustrating time with my OneDrive client where, when I customize the shell icons for subfolders inside my cloud drive, it resets the icon to default upon synchronization. As frivolous as ...
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Copy a large file over an unreliable network [closed]

Basically I have an issue with employees using software such as solidworks and saving to their mapped drives (on a remote server) which the link sometimes fails and the network IT guys won't look at ...
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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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What exactly does Dropbox do when it syncs?

When I upload or create folders on a system I have configured with Dropbox, what exactly happens on my other systems equipped with that same Dropbox account? By that, I mean: does Dropbox download a ...
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Can I run a private Bittorrent Sync central server that replicates data but does not decrypt it?

Bittorrent just announced Bittorrent Sync, which as I understand it is a pure P2P sync solution without a central server that stores your data: Instead, all nodes in the network replicate amongst ...
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SkyDrive Sync Problems on Windows 8.1

I am having some trouble with SkyDrive On Windows 8.1. First of all, there is no SkyDrive icon in the bottom-right corner of the taskbar, even when I click the up arrow. I tried uninstalling and ...