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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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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Where do “Modern UI” Windows apps store data? Can they share it with desktop programs?

The “Modern UI” (i.e. app) version of Dropbox has default behavior like that of Dropbox for Android – it show the files, but does not download them until they are clicked on or favorited. Presumably ...
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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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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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Dsynchronise refuses to autostart despite admin privileges

Dysnchronise (scroll down) syncs folders, and is installed on Windows 8.1. The readme doesn't address these issues. It gives the options Autostart, or Autostart as a Service: Autostart requires me ...
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Hotmail contacts not syncing in android 5.1 GPE [migrated]

I've just recently flashed my rom with Android GPE 5.1 on my HTC M7 and it's working great however there's a slight problem where for some reason my hotmail contacts are not syncing after I've set up ...
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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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Outlook 2010 hung on updating outlook.com email account

For the past week, through restarts of Outlook, and even a bounce of my machine, Outlook has been hung synchronizing my outlook.com account, after having moved messages from a different email inbox ...
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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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Applications do not detect file changes

For some time now (I think since I upgraded to my Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) to LMDE 2) several applications that watch directories for changes, no longer respond to such changes as they should, ...
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Replicate data across folders on-the-fly automatically in Mac OS X 10.10.4 (Yosemite‎)

Long time Mac User running OS10.10.4. I'm looking for the best method to replciate data across separate folders on-the-fly. That is to say, I want to copy data to Folder A then have it ...
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accessing excel workbook in cloud with hyperlinks

I have an excel workbook that has hyperlinks to PDF documents. This workbook gets updated daily with new hyperlinks to documents. I need to be able to have others access the excel document and be ...
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date/time setting does not work after unplugging power adapter or sudden power cut in linux

For some reason, I want to configure the date/time in my Linux (CentOS 6.5) to be different from the REAL date/time, but the setting won't work if I turn my computer(desktop not laptop if this ...
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OneDrive show old files version online

I have folder OneDrive on my Windows 8.1 computer. It's synchronized with OneDrive online. I replaced some files in the folder, so I see new versions of these files in Windows Explorer, but if I open ...
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send outlook calendar to google [duplicate]

I have a calendar in an outlook server for work, and I'd like to sync that calendar to my Google account so that I can see my meetings on my phone. I've found a few solutions for subscribing to my ...
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Linux: sync/merge two (or more) directories, but keep older file versions?

got alotta help throughout the time just by simply scrolling and crawling through the vast landscape of qualified answers here from you, now's the time to ask my first question and it looks rather ...
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Sync config files across computers

Dropbox is great for syncing random files across multiple devices, but what's the best way to handle config files that must reside at specific locations? Bonus points if it works across multiple OSes ...
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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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rsync tree but ignore folders where a .git directory exists?

All I found were questions how to ignore the .git directory when using rsync - my question is a little different: I want to ignore the whole tree from the point where the .git directory exists. ./ ...
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Microsoft Exchange vs Gmail?

What are the main benefits of using Exchange over Gmail? I currently use Gmail and sync my Outlook calendar via ActiveSync to phone and to Google Calendar via Google Calendar Sync. Does Exchange ...
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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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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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Why does my Outlook 2013 constantly get out of sync with my mail server?

Fairly frequently, my Outlook 2013 gets its unread count out of sync with what's actually unread (we use Exchange). I can log on through OWA and clear these out, but it gets annoying because this ...
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How do I setup a cloud server to share and sync files on ESXi hosted environment? [closed]

I want to setup my private cloud network for my company for syncing and sharing files. Instead of using existing players like dropbox, google drive, amazon etc. I want to setup my own cloud ...
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How do I sync a networked folder with my dropbox folder?

I'm trying to sync a networked folder to dropbox: It is not an option to sync the files on the the computer that the files are created. The tool boxifier allows this type of functionality however ...
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How to store Dropbox files locally on my mobile device? [migrated]

We all know how Dropbox works on a regular workstation. It stores the files on the disk and whenever the file is modified (or created), the software synchronizes the entire folder with the last ...
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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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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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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 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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Some of the audiobooks I've transferred on my iphone 5 are now not showing in iBooks. I'm running iOS 8.4

I'm a fairly new iPhone user. Up till now, I've used used this third party program "Syncios" on my Windows PC to transfer files over to my phone, and it used to work fine but yesterday after I updated ...
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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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One-way sync files from one computer to another

I'm writing a program for my grandpa, who's not exactly tech savvy. I want to make it easy for him to always have the latest version of my program (which consists of one Python script, by the way). He ...
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Can you work with files in a Dropbox folder when Dropbox isn't running?

I'm working on a large video project that involves some shared Dropbox folders. Because the folders are too big to fit on my internal hard drive, I created a separate user account on my Mac and ...
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Google Chrome sync multiple versions of bookmarks across machines

Despite trying to clean up and even at one point deleting ALL bookmarks, they reappear on other machines and now in many multiple copies (some as identicallly-named but empty folders) I have tried ...
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How to synchronize Google Contacts and Gnome Evolution?

I would like to synchronize my Google Contacts (also Android Contacts) with my mail client Evolution on Gnome. Do you know how I can do that ? Thank you
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FileZilla - How to synchronize two-way (newest file wins)?

I use several computers to maintain a website. I want to reflect all changes both ways. This is a very standard procedure, but I can't find how to do it with FileZilla.
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How does Dropbox determine when to overwrite the local file vs overwrite the cloud file?

When Dropbox encounters a file on one's computer that is different than the cloud version of that file that it knows about, how does it decide whether it should sync them by overwriting the local file ...
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Firefox-Sync Data lost/not accessible

I just reset my Windows 8 and reinstalled Firefox 36. It logged in successfully but it has not synced any of my Old data. All my old bookmarks and passwords are lost. Firefox sync has logged me in ...
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Vim: is it possible to add a modeline for :syntax sync fromstart in a file?

I'm writing a really long page to document a compiler and I was thinking that it would be nice if the doxygen highlighting would stick around. Only if I do a search to further down the file, it loses ...
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Sync my outlook (2007) calendar with hotmail calendar

I would think this should be simple ... I'm trying to figure out how to publish my outlook 2007 calendar from my desktop to my hotmail\live account. I found a couple links (e.g. publish calendar, ...
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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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Syncronize /etc directory between two debian servers

I have two identical debian servers, which I want to keep in sync in order to switch to the 2nd in case of failure of the 1st. I'm going to sync installed debian packages, data directories, mysql ...
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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 do I remove a device from Firefox Sync?

I've got some old devices and Firefox profiles that used to sync with my Firefox Sync account, but those devices and browser profiles no longer exist. And yet their browser tabs still appear in ...
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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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How to safely synchronize two folders without duplicates?

I have an account on mega and I want to synchronize it with a folder on my computer. The problem is, that this account is public to some extent so I can't just use rsync with --delete in case someone ...
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Multiple file server syncing

Here is my setup : Office 1 : 20 users a dropbox sharing between all Office 2 : 9 users, sharing the same dropbox to share the files My problem : Office 2 is in remote place and gets only a 4G ...
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Rsync-like automatic delta backup of a removable hard drive on windows

Well a lot of questions have been asked on the SE network about using rsync on Windows. But nothing seems to really do the trick so I'd like to expose the specific mechanism I need to setup. Lets say ...
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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 ...