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 user folders between computers

Is there a way I can sync the entire user folders (Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos etc.) between 2 computers? I don't want to use Dropbox (or any similar single folder syncing service) as I have a ...
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How can I sync ALL of my files between my Macs in the background?

I have multiple macs and I want to sync files between them. I don't want a designated "shared files" folder that I have to manually save things to -- I want my Documents, Desktop, Pictures, Downloads, ...
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Lync Contacts Not Syncing from Outlook Contacts

I have a user that has external contacts that she has added to Outlook and communicates with through Lync. All of these contacts have numbers and email addresses. The user recently changed a number ...
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How do I synchronise two folders in real-time in Windows 7?

I want to synchronise two folders in real time under Windows 7. Basically, I want to monitor a folder and synchronise each change (new files, changed files, deleted files) to another drive. It has to ...
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iCloud contacts syncing issues - restoring deleted users with other contact name [on hold]

Have you ever had a problem that iCloud restores a contact that is not on your phone anymore... and it restores with someone else name thanks
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Get Syncthing working

I want to install a sync service between phone (Android) and laptop (OSX). I'm not a big fan of Dropbox, so I've tried Btsync. That worked for me until recently, but with the completely new setup I ...
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Change path of offline files Windows 7 and Windows 8

Our user My Documents folders are stored on a server and mapped via group policy. We just replaced a server in one of our offices and it has a different name than the old server. Users who have ...
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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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When your employer blocks email/file sync services - how to obtain similar functionality? [closed]

Update Since the question is too general let's focus - for now - on how a company might block Internet services (for example, does it filter by IP or domain name, does it block DNS queries...), and ...
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Is it possible to access and edit Google documents directly from Libreoffice?

I'd like to work with a Google spreadsheet directly inside Libreoffice, without having to export and import it, in order to automatically reflect the changes on the online file. Basically, I'm looking ...
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Share iCal calendar with Google Calendar

Here's a concrete problem: I use Google Calendar and my coworker uses iCal. We need to be able to read (not write to) each others events. I can share my different Google calendars with him by ...
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Why Dropbox, Copy and Box for Android does not sync folders like their desktop versions do? [closed]

I know is not because of space since I can fit my whole Dropbox folder in my phone and I could choose what folders to sync. And I also know it is not because it is useless since I could use this ...
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Is there a way to sync an Outlook calendar with Outlook.com?

I would like to be able to push my work calendar items up to an Outlook.com account. There are several questions (like Sync Google, Outlook Calendar and Contacts) that reference a Google calendar and ...
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Sync iPhone in Ubuntu 11.04

I want to sync music on my iPhone 4 (version 4.3.3) with Ubuntu 11.04. Is there any working way to do that? I've already tried Amarok, Banshee, and iTunes on wine. None of them work.
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Is it possible to select which folders to sync in OneDrive (Skydrive) on Windows 8.1?

Is it possible to select which folders to sync in OneDrive (formerly 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 ...
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Pause OneDrive sync using cmd

I would like to know how to pause onedrive from syncing using a command in the cmd. I am doing this because I have my .minecraft folder shared in onedrive and when I am playing minecraft, it is really ...
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Port error in setting up BitTorrent Sync in Buffalo NAS Linkstation

I have been reading this page about setting up Bittorrent Sync embedded into the Buffalo NAS linkstation (my firmware version 1.56). It prefers to this page about Buffalo's settings. Here a detailed ...
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Filter rule for SMS / text messages in exchange active sync (SMS sync)

Exchange server 2010 introduces SMS Sync (via exchange active sync), which works fine with my android device and the Samsung email app. However, all text messages are synced to my exchange inbox, ...
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Delete duplicates from over 150,000 bookmarks on Google Chrome

I believe I tried all the bookmark management apps on the Chrome web store, deleted part of the bookmarks manually (yes, I even attempted that), organize them within folders and all, but they just ...
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Outlook - Sychronise contacts from exchange

At work the exchange server has details of all employees in the system. Then there is the Contacts folder in Outlook. I can populate this with all staff, but, I want to synchronise it against all ...
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How to reset SkyDrive/OneDrive sync?

Is there a way to empty SkyDrive/OneDrive without deleting the files in the cloud. I'm running Windows 8.1 and would like to revert all of the files to "online-only" mode except that the function ...
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Using ntp across LAN

I have 3 debian computers connected to a network switch across LAN without WAN access. I would like to manually set the date and time on one of the computers, then automatically sync the time to the ...
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Thunderbird Lightning Calendar sync or import from MS Outlook

I have recently started using Thunderbird as my mail client and I like it (much better than what they want me to use - Outlook). Although I am well settled with email and contacts, I still want to ...
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Have git-annex control files on a partition but still use the partition the normal way?

I want to have all my files on a partition to be controlled by git-annex to be able to take them with me to other computers via an externel drive. Still I want to use the partition normally (creating, ...
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Differential copy from file list

I need to perform a differential copy from one computer to another. The problem is that the data set is in excess of 2 TB, and the largest drive I have is 2TB. So, I will need to clean space off of my ...
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Synced dropbox files on corrupt profile (Windows 7) [duplicate]

I recently encountered an error that my Windows 7 user profile was corrupt. After unsuccessfully trying many fixes I conceded to start a new profile afresh. After doing so (and thinking that I fully ...
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Dropbox offline on USB

I have a Dropbox account and I use it to share files among a few PCs. Now I need to use these files on a PC where Dropbox is blocked. I'm thinking on moving these files to a USB and use them there. ...
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Bookmarks folder on two machines not synchronizing

I have Chromium installed on a Ubuntu 12.04 machine and Chrome on a Windows 7 machine. Both are updated to newest stable release. I am logged in on both machines with the same Google account. I ...
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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 can I sync my clipboard across multiple computers?

What's the easiest way to sync a clipboard between multiple computers? I would prefer a cross-platform solution but anything is better then nothing. I do want to be on a different network and still ...
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Google Drive desktop client not updating existing files from other users

I've looked around and there doesn't really seem to be any troubleshooting information for the Google Drive desktop client. It all assumes you are using Google Docs on the web. Anyway, my team is ...
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MS Office files aren't synced to OneDrive if I'm not signed in to Microsoft account in MS Office

I reported problems with typing in IE11 and MS Word 2013 here: Programs in Windows 8.1 consume a lot of CPU resources while typing in them After many experiments I understood that the problem occurs ...
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How to use unison's path option with multiple paths?

I want to sync the following locations using unison: /home/user/Audiobooks with /shared/Audiobooks /home/user/Music with /shared/Music /home/user/Podcasts with /shared/Podcasts What would the ...
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Bittorrent Sync upload/download rate limit not working

I am happily using BitTorrent Sync but I can't limit its upload/download rate. If I click on the Preferences Gear --> Advanced I can set "Limit receiving rate" and "Limit sending rate". I do this, ...
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Is Sync Box 3 (for Mac OS 10.6) still working

I have downloaded Box Sync 3 from https://sync.box.com/static/sync/release/BoxSyncMac.zip It unpacks "Box Sync Installer" which, however, does not seem to install any other program I can see. ...
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Started getting duplicate emails again in Thunderbird 3.x

It is a known issue with Thunderbird 3.x that it downloads duplicate emails. I installed Thunderbird 3.1.5 last month (it's awesome!) and configured it to not download duplicate emails using the ...
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Disable system time synchronisation

My system clock (which I can modify in UEFI) is working OK, but three hours behind me. It's always UTC+00, and changing it is useless because it often resets when my notebook runs out of battery. I ...
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How to create a Windows task to synchronize files over Google Drive just once a week?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit and using Google Drive to backup only the unimportant data. I want them to sync just once a week to not to waste computer and network resources all the time (checking for ...
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Copied files manually. Dropbox wants to re-upload them all

I'm reinstalling Windows on a new hard drive, and copying everything across from the old one. I have something like 100GB of photos synced to Dropbox, but it seemed silly to download them all off the ...
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Synchronise configs on all my systems

I am looking for a tool that would "make all my (linux) systems look the same". What I mean by this, is that I use many programs that put some kind of global config file in my local home folder. Say ...
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mounting the university drive with debian (CIFS), files do not synchronize

When I am at work and use my personal laptop, I connect to the university network by VPN and mount my network drive using following line in /etc/fstab (Debian testing) //serverxxx/xxx/xxx/xxx ...
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How to (one way) sync calendars between 'work' email account (exchange) and outlook.com\hotmail.com

I have my work email account were I put most all my meets\appointments (including personal). What I would like to do is to do a regular one way sync'ing from work to my a personal email account ...
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How to sync specific files in Ubuntu with git or dropbox?

On my development machine, I have some configuration files saved at various locations. I want to save them and sync them somewhere in Cloud so that whenever I need to access the configurations I can ...
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iTunes doesn't sync with jailbroken iPhone

For over 3 months now my iTunes doesn't sync with my computer, well at least I can't access the phone through iTunes. When I connect the phone this is how it looks: It's not suppose to be grayed ...
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iCloud sync functionality + Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)

With yesterday’s rollout of iCloud, it seems those of us who refuse to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) are left in the dust as far as it goes with calendar/contact syncing. I have had a MobileMe ...
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How do I two-way sync an iPhone with a Mac?

My iPhone was synced to my MacBook Pro when I first got it. Since then I have put a lot of info on my iPhone. I want to sync the iPhone with the Mac and merge the two rather than have the Mac ...
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Tracking & Synchronization of Multiple Sheets with a Master Sheet

I often run into situations where information on a spreadsheet needs to be broken up and distributed to separate organizational units, but at the same time I need to be able to comprehensively track ...
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sync google chrome and internet explorer bookmarks

Can any one tell me of a good way to sync Google chrome bookmarks to Internet Explorer favorites? I Have already tried Xmarks, however to use this means turning off Google bookmark sync and if I do ...
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Stop thunderbird from re downloading messages after profile move

I have email account setup with imap and local folder synchronization. recently i moved my profile to a new machine and when it starts up it keeps re downloading the messages in the local folder. I ...
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BitTorrent sync file permissions (UBUNTU)

I started using BitTorrent sync last night, as a do-it-yourself Dropbox project, and it works amazing, except for one thing... On my Ubuntu 13.10 laptop, all the file permissions are messed up, and ...