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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File-based encrypt-and-sync solution for Windows

There exists many syncing and backup solutions out there, but I have yet to find a setup that will cover ALL the following behavior: I want the ability to designate local folder B as the "encrypted ...
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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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Dropbox - how to retain files but reinstall dropbox?

I have to reinstall windows and I have a lot of data on dropbox (~30 gb). I'm afraid dropbox will start syncing all over again. I want dropbox to keep the current files in my harddisk after I ...
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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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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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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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Do USB memory sticks have controller and disk-cache on-board?

I'm well aware that the spinning-platter type of hard-disks have an on-board controller and an onboard disk-cache. Now, does the 'disk'-cache also exist on a (4- or 8-GB) USB stick? Incidentally, ...
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Where do chrome/chromium store search keywords?

I've setup a number of special search keywords, such as "yt" so I can type "yt foo" in the URL bar and have it search youtube for "foo". Unlike just about everything else, chrome and chromium don't ...
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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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BitTorrent Sync - Exclude All Specific Subfolders

I want to sync up my dev folder including various project folders, each having node_modules folder inside. I would like to exclude all node_modules subfolders. Here is an example of my file ...
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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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How can I make Windows 8.1 NOT sync across devices?

I was wondering if there is a setting somewhere that will let me make Windows 8.1 not sync things like wallpapers, lock screens, and such across multiple devices with the same MS account. I have a ...
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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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Removing folders from sync parternships in Windows 7

A while back I set my computer up to sync folders on a shared network drive. I didn't choose my folders carefully and ended up with a huge amount of files to sync, which took forever. I would like to ...
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Syncing Chrome Extension Settings w/ Dropbox

I was wondering where I could find the settings for extensions in Google Chrome so I can create a symbolic link to synchronize the information w/ Dropbox until Google offers an official solution. ...
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Auto Sync Windows XP time on Boot

I have an old PC with a defective CMOS battery, and every time the clock is reset, I have to log as admin in Windows XP and set the date manually, then I can sync from the server. As this computer has ...
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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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Customizable and synced keyboard shortcuts in Firefox

This mozilla support site says Note: Keyboard shortcuts can be customized using the Customizable Shortcuts extension. However, the keyboard shortcuts are not synced to other computers. This ...
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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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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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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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Sync vertical scroll between two windows

I need to visually compare two documents of different formats, hence I would like to be able to vertically scroll in two different applications at the same time. I'd prefer to use the mouse wheel to ...
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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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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 ...
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Where does Windows Vista's Notes gadget store your notes?

I like to use the default notes gadget in Windows Vista, and I want to synchronize my notes between my PC and my laptop. I'm going to use Dropbox, so I just need to know where does the gadget store my ...
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Recover Exchange contacts from iPhone without Exchange access

Problem: I am trying to copy ~300 contacts from my iPhone (in a Microsoft Exchange mail account that I now don't have the password for) to my computer / GMail account. Background. I have been using ...
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Does Synctoy do differential synchronization on files?

I've searched the internet and couldn't find any information about this. I am wondering this because I want to synchronize a virtual machine image between disks, and it would not be very efficient if ...
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Can I synchronise files and folders from a Linux server to my Vista laptop for offline use?

For a few versions now Windows has had the ability to synchronise files and folders for offline use. In the past I've always been using Windows servers however in my new place all our file and print ...
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Is the new deeper SkyDrive integration in Windows 8.1 suitable for syncing large files that have small changes applied to them often? (VM images)

Is the new deeper SkyDrive integration in Windows 8.1 suitable for syncing large files that have small changes applied to them often? I am thinking about VM images or TrueCrypt volumes. This would ...
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Everytime I logoff/shutdown, my computer synchronizes to a remote folder

Every time I logoff or shutdown my pc at work, I get the following dialog: It is clearly a synchronization of some sort, it shows the path to the remote folder which is located in a PC in another ...
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Accurate drive backup or file/folder synchronization that maintains metadata

Problem What I need is a way of quickly and easily, but properly and completely backing up a memory-card to a flash-drive (see scenario below for details). Research Obviously there are plenty of ...
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Dropbox options for avoiding file conflicts and locking issues

I use dropbox to sync many things, often things that you "shouldn't" sync, like FireFox states, game states, music database, etc, etc. Where I run into problems is with dropbox's love of syncing ...
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Selectively sync Outlook mail subfolders with mobile device

In ActiveSync and Windows XP, I could select which Outlook 2010 sections and mail subfolders I wanted to synchronize with my HTC phone. I can't find a similar option in Windows 7 Sync Center. My ...
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Can you wirelessly sync a Windows 7 phone (HTC Trophy) without leaving it plugged in to charge for 15 mins?

The only way I know of to sync my HTC Trophy wirelessly is to plug it in to the wall to charge, after which it will automatically sync after X number of minutes. However, most of the time I want to ...
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Setting up a Home Sync/File/Backup Server

I'm about to buy a new laptop, and I would like to turn my old PC into a file/backup server. I have 5 "client" computers beside the server machine. 1 of the clients (mine) will run Arch Linux, and ...
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Distributing Microsoft Office Template or Macro over the network

We have around 400 users who use Word 2010 and we want to make their life easier by distributing templates and macros over the network. The easiest way to do this of course to setup a shared network ...
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Mac OS X - macports - Warning: No index(es) found! Have you synced your source indexes?

I'm trying to setup an Android build environment for Android. I'm following these instructions. However, after the installation of MacPorts I'm not able to install the environment. Following the ...
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Temporarily Disable Firefox Sync

In Firefox 4, is there a way to temporarily disconnect from Sync? You can do this with the add-on for version 3.x, but it doesn't seemt o be an option for version 4.
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linux: How to sync two video players on two computers?

Two GNU/Linux computers are playing the same video with mplayer (or vlc or whatever). How to sync the pause/seeking/FFw between them. Like when I press pause on master computer, the other one is also ...
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Dropbox sync across LAN - Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I've got Dropbox installed on both my Windows 7 machine and my Ubuntu machine. I've got "Enable LAN sync" ticked on both. However it doesn't seem to be syncing via the LAN. Is it possible to sync ...
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PC Contact Management for Android 2.0

I am having difficulty finding any worthwhile software to manage my Anroid (I have a Motorola Droid) contacts on my PC. I want to be able to plug my Droid, sync contacts, and have an interface on my ...
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Syncing contact groups between Google and Address Book

I just turned on Google syncing in my Snow Leopard (Mac OS X) Address Book, but I'm not seeing my Address Book groups in Gmail or Google Voice. Is this supposed to be the case? Is there a way to get ...
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Good two/multiple-way file synchronization software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which is the best application to Sync two folders? I like to synchronize mostly media files (music, videos, DVD images, etc..) back and forth from my internal computer ...
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keep iTunes and WMP playlists in sync

I use media center for listening to music, however I also use itunes for keeping my iPod in sync. I often create playlists on the go on my iPod, but when I'm at home I prefer media center and often ...
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How to sync podcasts between two computers?

I want to share only podcasts between two computers, without music and videos, is there any solution of sharing iTunes podcasts?
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Practical way to share 15GB of files with distributed users on cable connections

I am working with a company of 7 employees distributed throughout the U.S., each with basic cable internet connections, who need to share about 15 GB of thousands of documents (mostly Word and PDF ...