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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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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Dropbox: sync some folders in removable drive

I have my main dropbox folder in C:. However, I keep all my photos in a removable hard drive. Now I want to sync these files as well, what I can think of is to create a symbolic link in the main ...
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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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Should I sync my desktop and documents via OneDrive?

With windows 8.1 there's now the option of moving these 2 folders to a web synced one drive folder. Will this allow me to sync my appdata and settings on any windows device I own? Or is this a ...
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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 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 this one) that reference a Google calendar and recommend the use the deprecated ...
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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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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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Unable to sync files using OneDrive for Business client on Windows 7

Running OneDrive for Business on Windows 7 x64 Symptoms are: No green checkmarks next to the OneDrive folders If I right click on any of the folders, the "OneDrive for Business" context menu is ...
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Cloud service that allows to specify different folders to sync [on hold]

Is there any cloud storage service that allows to sync different folders in different places without having to move them to the default sync folder? Something like, I've 2 folders: ...
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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 [on hold]

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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Uploading bookmarks with chrome to the google account

In the moment I'm writing Google Sync doesn't handle correctly bookmark syncronization. It doesn't use the information of "link manually removed by the user" and "link added from the user after the ...
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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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How can I re-sync the subtitle and the video using VLC player?

When I play a movie with subtitles (on VLC), the text is often displayed too soon or too late. I wonder if there is a way to delay the starting point of the subtitles ?
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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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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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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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icloud sync functionality + 10.6.8 Snow Leopard

with yesterday's rollout of icloud, it seems those of us who refuse to upgrade to lion are left in the dust as far as it goes with calendar/contact syncing. i have had a mobileME account for years, i ...
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Reset Skydrive/OneDrive sync?

Is there a way to have Skydrive/Onedrive completely restart the sync process and have all of the files as "online-only". I'm running Windows 8.1 Update 1. While there is "make all files online-only" ...
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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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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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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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OneDrive folder not syncing despite removing from roaming profile

I'm in a small business running Windows Server Essentials 2012 r2 on a headless server with Windows 8.1 clients. I've had various problems syncing OneDrive, which appeared to be solved by removing ...
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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 synchronise my Outlook Calendar with Google Calendar (preferably using a free/open source tool)?

How can I synchronise my desktop Outlook calendar with my Google Calendar (Outlook -> Google)? I saw the question Free tool for Synchronizing Google Contacts and Calendar with Outlook, but the ...
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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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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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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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How to force a Google Drive sync from windows 7 command prompt

I am using google drive to sync personal documents when I am at work and need to update a file at home quickly for personal purposes. I have tasks at home running under task manager, which uses these ...
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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

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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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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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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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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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 ...
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sync a folder to google drive without making another copy of it on computer?

I have around 50 gig of music residing on my non-windows partition which I want to sync to google drive but there's not enough space on my windows drive. I do not wish to move my music or make another ...
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Why Does Transfer Of Music To A 32 Gigabyte Micro SDHC Card Keep Failing?

I have a large number of music files on my hard drive, and am trying to transfer them onto a 32 gigabyte (31.2 usable) micro SDHC card so I can listen to them using my cellular phone; the transfer ...
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Why must I turn off my “Master Password” to sync passwords with Firefox Sync?

Up to now, I used a master password in Firefox. After I upgrade Firefox Sync (from the "pairing based" to the new "password based" one), I can only check the "passwords" field in Sync if I turn off my ...
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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, ...