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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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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Quickest way to upload 500 GB to Google Drive

I have about 500GB to upload to to Google Drive. Two questions. What would be the quickest way to do this? The drive app seems slow. Other people have said use CyberDuck but they seem to have ...
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How can I keep folders synchronized between several machines over my home network?

Like many people I take quite a few photos, and also like quite a few people I don't back up as frequently as I should. What I'd like to be able to do is automatically synchronize my "to be backed ...
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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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how to force mdadm to sync to device after raid6 repair and how to get number of errors?

The Question After a component device suffered unexpected bit-flip, and after a raid6 repair was successfully performed on the raid device, how to force mdadm to sync the changes from buffer(?) back ...
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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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Google Chrome does not sync history properly

I am trying to switch all of my history from Chrome to a new laptop. The issue is that even though I have synced my history on both devices, I can only access the history available on that specific ...
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How to make sure that Windows 10 has successfully synced all of my computer settings?

I'm using Windows 10 Home (10.0.10586.104) and already check-boxed all of the Sync Setting including all of the Individual Sync Setting. Unfortunately, i don't receive any notifications from action ...
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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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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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Is it possible to use Firefox Sync to synchronize Thunderbird plugins and accounts?

I have a machine on which my Thunderbird is configured for three accounts (IMAP and NNTP, but NO POP). How could I have those accounts available on other machines using Thunderbird ? I obviously ...
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NPM modules make Google drive chrash - how to exclude NPM modules from sync'ing?

Im using google drive as my cloud based "sync/backup" service for all important work related files. This has been working perfect and very sufficient until I started using NPM modules (node_modules) ...
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Sync music collection between External USB NTFS Hard Drive and SMB/ CIFS on Synology CS407 NAS

External HDD formatted NTFS keeps my music collection and useful when traveling. I'd like to keep a synced copy on the NAS as well for use at Home over the network / WiFi Initiate (manually ...
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Cross-browser bookmarks sync - offline [closed]

I'm looking for a way to sync bookmarks across 3 browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and IE. I need to work with all 3 browsers equally and don't like having inconsistent bookmarks between each. I'm not crazy ...
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Windows Azure Directory Sync Generic Failure

Ok so I have a domain that I want to sync to Office365 but when I start the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync tool Configuration Wizard I get an error with the following details: ...
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Cannot use ownCloud sync client on Linux Mint 17.3

I'm trying to use the official ownCloud client on Linux Mint 17.3. The version I'm using, version 2.2.1, has stopped working. When I try to launch it from the command line, it gives the following ...
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Edge browser does not sync bookmarks in real time

I'm using the latest available version of Edge (25.10586.0.0) in Windows 10 on my devices like the main work pc, my Win10 tablet and a Microsoft Lumia 950 phone. When I bookmark a website or add it to ...
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OneDrive for Business giving 'Credentials Needed' error

Since using OneDrive for Business (ODfB) client, I do encounter an unexpected behaviour that seems to be spread widely. However, available solutions did not help. Its triggers are not known to me ...
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ffmpeg: .ogv to .mp4 - audio video not synchronized

I have a video in .ogv and want to convert it to .mp4 so I can upload it to youtube. I am trying ffmpeg for it: ffmpeg -i *.ogv -acodec libmp3lame -vcodec libx264 -crf 18 Windup-demo.mp4 After ...
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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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What happens if I point dropbox to existing but old folder?

Assume I have Dropbox installed on a computer A. I make a backup of computer A disk. I add/change/delete some files on A and sync. Later I load the backup on another computer B, install (clean, no ...
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rsnapshot not deleting files from destination

So I made the jump from windows to ubuntu and love it so far. Came across rsnapshot and used it happily for a few weeks until I realised that rsnapshot is not deleting files in the destination folder ...
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How do I sync a file between OneDrive and local storage?

Our school prescribed syllabus has only Turbo C++. I code on http://codeanywhere.com. It automatically saves my projects on OneDrive. Now, I want Turbo C++ to pick up files directly from OneDrive, ...
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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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robocopy: only list what will be deleted from destination

I want to list what will be deleted from the destination directory. I tried: robocopy U:\ R:\ /L /E /NOCOPY /PURGE
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Onedrive and Dropbox simultaneous sync

The business where I work has recently switched from OneDrive to Dropbox as could service, but people in the IT department were told to still use OneDrive (don't ask why, I don't know). So my ...
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How can I select more then one folder on Onedrive client so I can synchronize them?

So usually, when you login the Onedrive client on Windows 10, you get a folder which name is "Onedrive", and when you create a file in here, this upload to the Onedrive, this part is clear right? ...
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How to have a file update all other similar files

I want to be able to put a text document on each of my flash drives, and have it so that if and when I edit one of the files on one of the flash drives, I would either run a program or have it done ...
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Amazon Cloud Drive for photo backup - how does it handle edited photos? [migrated]

I backed up all my photos to my cloud drive and then found that there's no way to sync photos so they continue to stay updated. (Also read this thread). I know that you can drag a file into the ...
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FFMPEG audio out of sync when transcoding (demuxing) from DV

I've been stuck with this problem for months. I have over 50 DV tapes (from and old Sony camcorder) to be converted to a more modern, usable format (most likely H264). I've started off with pulling ...
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Synchronize the time between Raspberry Pi and android

I use a raspberry pi with a Bluetooth dongle to simulate a beacon. I want to measure the time needed for a mobile app to detect the ID of a beacon when I change it in the raspberry. So the time ...
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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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Chrome on new Windows install will not sync

I just upgraded my Desktop to Windows 10. Chrome will not sync. I've logged out and back in a couple times and also installed the beta channel. It still will not sync. When I go to chrome://sync ...
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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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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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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 ...
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change dropbox selective sync while dropbox isn't running

I've added a largish folder to my Dropbox, but don't want to sync it to a computer that doesn't have dropbox running all the time. I can start dropbox, then tell it not to sync that folder, but ...
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Syncing two sheets, while being able to hide different data

I'm pretty new to excel- so please bear with me. I have created a spreadsheet to organize gear by serial numbers and by who has it. This list is getting updated multiple times daily as gear shuffles ...
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Where is the offline copy of my onedrive synced Onenote file?

I have moved from Windows 7 and OneNote 2010 to Windows 8.1 and OneNote 2013. I backuped my OneNote book to a external drive and then opend it on Windows 8.1 again and (because i wanted to sync my ...
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How do I permamently, and *accurately* synchronize audio

I have a Japanese film with Japanese audio in mkv format, and English audio for the film in mka format, however the English audio is roughly 3.5 seconds too fast. I can drag both audio tracks into ...
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Is auto-sync really the biggest battery killer? [migrated]

I have been digging the archives for eternity to find that Location Services and Auto-sync (assuming we ignored other factors such as Bluetooth etc -- because my focus is mainly about auto sync) are ...
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Cloud Drive alternatives (Bitcasa) [closed]

So I've been using a company called Bitcasa to store my data in the cloud. Recently got an email stating they are shutting down their personal packages and that I need to move my data. I had been ...
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How do you reset MS OneDrive so files will sync?

I have OneDrive on my desktop computer and on my tablet and phone. Everything was working great as far as files being sync and the retrieval was excellent no matter what device I was on. I uploaded ...
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Uploading large folders to Dropbox from external hard drive

I've got a puzzling dilemma that I've been trying to solve for weeks. I want to backup about 500 GBs from an external hard drive to my Dropbox Pro account. My computer's hard drive is nowhere near ...
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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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Rsync (-aR) Create a destination subdirectory with same permissions as top folder in source directory?

I'm using rsync to grab some modules within a web platform. I am able to pull things ok, the -aR relative flag works fine, and the structure is correctly replicated into a subfolder called ...
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Upload only modified files to FTP server

I want to upload files from my computer to an FTP site and I don't want to upload files that are already on the server. So I need a tool that finds out which local files that are different from the ...
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Chrome history not properly synchronized

I've had to switch a lot between different computer recently and realized that Google Chrome's history synchronization feature doesn't work properly for me. What I've tested so far: I had the ...
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Dropbox is trying to sync more than is in the folder? Mac OSX

Dropbox v3.18.1 OSX 10.10.5 (Yosemite) I have 2.54 GB in my Dropbox folder on my Mac. but my DropBox app keeps syncing for some reason (over 3 GB) and it's out of space :( This is really really ...