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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Outlook 2013 does not sync the drafts folder with my Outlook.com email

I'm using Outlook 2013 and have added my Outlook.com email address via the wizard and chose the Outlook.com option in that wizard. It's a custom domain (i.e. sid@mydomain.com thanks to ...
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Syncing contacts regarding Android, vCard & Exchange

My aim: To import a list of contacts in the format of a vCard (.vcf) file into sync with a cloud server using Microsoft Exchange, for use with an Android device. My problem: The bunch of contacts ...
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iTunes on two computers (with last.fm) loses track of iPhone metadata

Connecting an iPhone to my work PC that is synced with home PC causes minor but annoying breakage for me. It seems to do a small sync of some sort then lose track marks etc: I have an iPhone synced ...
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Thunderbird forgets tags in IMAP mails immediately after adding them

I hope this Stack Exchange site is the right one. Since a few weeks we are experiencing unexpected behavior with the tag/flag handling of Thunderbird. After assigning a tag to a mail, Thunderbird is ...
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Replicated Backup & Archival Solution?

I'm attempting to design a system for backup and archival, and I'm frustrated that I can see all the pieces I need, but can't seem to find anything that brings them all together. I want a system that ...
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Cannot import Gmail contacts into Windows 8 People app

I know there is a lot of talk of this around the net, and I have done my research, but I'm still not getting any joy. In the People app, I have connected it with my GMail account. This is confirmed ...
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Rename $label1-5 in Thunderbird so they become tags

Thunderbird stores five special tags as $label1, $label2, ..., $label5 and then internally associates a (somewhat fixed) name to those (Important, Work, ...). In an IMAP context, it syncs these as ...
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Is there a way to sync Windows Sticky Notes with Google Keep?

Was wondering if there was a way for everything that I put on a Sticky Note on Windows, it would automatically make the same note in my Google Keep account.
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How to migrate Google Earth “My Places” to a new computer in Windows 7

Am using Windows 7, latest Google Earth (7.1.1.1580 as of today). I am migrating to a new computer. I have copied over the following directories: ...
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How to change the retention period for Firefox Sync data?

I'm running an own Firefox Sync server based on the following instructions: http://docs.services.mozilla.com/howtos/run-sync.html I know that clients only appear in the client list (e.g. at ...
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Sync ALL Outlook Invites with Google Calendar

Just to preface, this is not a duplicate of : Sync Google, Outlook Calendar and Contacts Is there any way to sync an Outlook Calendar with your Google Calendar, outside of 'Google Calendar Sync'? ...
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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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Open and sync shared OneDrive document from Windows Explorer

I am currently using Windows 8.1 and Office 365. I have a few documents that I share with colleagues, and we are trying to take advantage of OneDrive's built-in simultaneous editing tools. The problem ...
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I want to unassociate OneNote notebook on a laptop but leave on OneDrive

I plan to give my laptop to my son now that I have a new MacBook. OneNote for Mac will ONLY access notebooks from OneDrive. I have uploaded all my notebooks to OneDrive but now I want to make sure ...
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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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Onedrive for Business will not sync on domain attached machines

At this point, I'm hoping that I'm making a really stupid mistake but... I cannot get One Drive for Business to sync with Office 365 on multiple domain attached machines. When I do this, it doesn't ...
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NTP syncs with ntp.ubuntu.com but not with the pool options

I am trying to configure my ntp server to synchronize with ntp servers available online. Below is my /etc/inet/ntp.conf and my ntpq -p output # ident "@(#)ntp.server 1.6 00/07/17 SMI" # # ...
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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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Aurora Firefox “Sync encountered an error while synchronising: Unknown error. Sync will automatically retry this action.”

Firefox keeps giving me this error: "Sync encountered an error while synchronising: Unknown error. Sync will automatically retry this action." I'm able to login, but some minutes later... bam! the ...
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Trigger Dropbox to Start Sync

Dropbox 2.6.2 on Ubuntu GNOME 13.03 64bit. When I modified a file on my local disk, under ~/Dropbox/, Dropbox start to sync immediately. But when modifications are made on the remote space, e.g. ...
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Synchronization stopped working: Microsoft Exchange contacts with Nexus 4

I have in my office Microsoft Exchange 2010 on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. My Nexus 4 (Android 4.4.2) is configured to sync contacts (only) with it. It used to work and then stopped (although no ...
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How does synchronization between two independent computer's NIC work (e.g. on Ethernet)?

I'm currently studying computer networks and the question came to my mind, how it is physically possible for the NICs of two networking computers to determine the clock rate of incoming datastreams. ...
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Sync Linux system with Windows over SSH while retaining file permissions

I am trying to sync files between my Linux machine and my Windows machine over SSH (SFTP). Currently when I do this, the files lose their Unix file permissions because windows doesn't support Unix ...
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To make Smart Priority for Dropbox File Sync

I tweeted this idea already and put some peer-pressure to the developers of Dropbox. Is there any possibility to put some Smart Priority for Syncing files in Dropbox? I want to sync first files in ...
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How do I prevent Dropbox remotely from syncing?

I have dropbox installed on my home computer and on my work computer, but I only want certain folders to be synced. I use the selective syncing option in preferences. But whenever I add a new folder ...
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Synchronizing folders, configurations, programs, local server and database on 2 debian machines

I am using debian both on a laptop and inside a virtual machine on another computer. I want to be able to synchronize those 2 systems in both ways so that I can do some work say on the VM, then ...
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Synchronizing and Backing Up From OS X To Ubuntu

Last weekend I set up a small personal file server where I store most of my files. The server runs Ubuntu 13.10. For the purposes of accessing and reading/writing most files, this server works fine. ...
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How to tell if time sync in VirtualBox is working

I have a VirtualBox setup like this: HOST: Windows XP GUEST : Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop without GUI (command line only) I had some problems with time sync as my guest was frequently going out of sync. ...
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Sync OneTab tabs on Chrome across different PC's

I'm using the OneTab extension for Chrome on all of my PC's and I'm looking for a solution/workaround to sync all the tabs automatically across my computers. OneTab doesn't provide any sync capability ...
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Syncing selectively from a fileserver to a laptop - unison, git, or something else?

I have a fileserver with all my worldly digital possessions on it. (Don't worry, it's backed up.) I want to selectively be able to carry small portions of the contents of my fileserver with me on my ...
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What's a cross-platform local music player with playlist sync capability?

I own a Windows Desktop and a Macbook Pro laptop. I keep my all my files (including music files) synchronized between these two machines using unison. I'm looking for a music player on which I could ...
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Is there a way to automatically synchronise the Speed Dial Firefox add-on at browser start-up?

I am an avid user of the Speed Dial add-on for the Mozilla Firefox browser. I use it on a number of GNU/Linux systems which all have access to a GNU/Linux file server. Here is my question: Is there a ...
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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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Windows Azure AD Sync Tool - Credentials of the supplied user do not map to a forest

I'm having problems with the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync Tool and Office 365. We did have it set up correctly and was working for about 2 months. Today, the VM it was running on destroyed ...
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Firefox Integration with Chrome (Google Accounts)

Normally I use Chrome or Chromium to browse the web and I love that it keeps all my preferences, history, passwords, bookmarks, extensions and preferences synced across computers using my Google ...
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Upload directly to Dropbox

We have a NAS which contains around 600GB of files which we want to upload to Dropbox. The only problem is that our Dropbox folder is located on our local computer which has only got 500GB of storage. ...
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Synchronise the playback of two different videos in VLC

So I have two different videos, which I want to play at the same and be able to pause, stop, rewind forward/backward, ... so that this happens on both of them at the same time. How could I achieve ...
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Strange behaviour syncing between Outlook and Nokia Suite

Until recently I was syncing contacts no problem, now suddenly after syncing, Nokia Suite tells me there was a problem. I must repair or reinstall Outlook. I have just repaired Outlook with no ...
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iPhone not syncing with iTunes

In iTunes under apps tab, it list all the apps which I have in my iTunes account. When I click on the Install button of the app, button name gets changed to will install & also on the right side ...
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How to share my comments, notes etc for my .pdf across multiple devices?

I have a Windows laptop and an Android PDA. I'm using Adobe Reader for reading my e-books for both these devices. But I'm also putting comments and notes into them, which are stored only in a single ...
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How to seek only video with external audio in mplayer?

I have a separate video and audio file. The audio basically would cover only a part of the video. They differ greatly in length with the video being much longer. (My video is several hours long while ...
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AllwaySync does not AutoStart in Win8

I want to get my AllwaySync program to launch automatically after log on to Windows 8. I tried to check the AutoStart box in the preferences of the program as well as I tried to move a shortcut of the ...
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Accessing a Time Capsule manually via terminal using iCloud credentials

I'm assuming that the task noted above should be possible, as the task doesn't seem like it should be far different from accessing a Mac computer via SSH or through Go -> Connect to Server on OSX. The ...
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how to set/organise files [of target] in same folder structure as their duplicates are in source?

I have two drives with the same files, but the directory structure is totally different. For example, drive A has: /foo/bar/123.txt /foo/bar/234.txt /foo/bar/dir/567.txt Whereas drive B has: ...
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Can I sync my Microsoft Account with my Mac?

I know it's possible to access my Microsoft Account data (contacts and calendar) using ActiveSync. However, OS X does not support ActiveSync, only Exchange. I was wondering if there is a way to sync ...
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Ubuntu One, failure: DOES_NOT_EXIST, high CPU usage, no syncing

over the weekend I updated my computer to Windows 8. So far Ubuntu One was running smoothly, but ever since the update (clean, new install) Ubuntu doesn't sync any more. In Windows 7 it would start ...
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How can I “sign-in” to Google Chrome?

My account has lost the ability to "log in" to the Chrome browser. On my Chromebook, on my laptop, on any computer. I have deleted user accounts and started over. I have unintalled and re-installed ...
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Synchronize groups in skype across computers

I am using skype on three different computers (same account). Is there any way to synchroize favourited chat groups and favorite contacts? UPD: not even using dropbox? I'm on OSX if that matters
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How are files and folders moved on most filesystems?

Some file synchronization programs can detect when a file is moved (as opposed to a file being deleted and another being created). How does this affect synchronization performance? Do they unlink the ...
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Disable Offline Files (mobsync.exe) on Windows 7 Home

This morning I was watching the CPU graph of a Windows 7 Home laptop and noticed that every few seconds, the CPU would spike several percent. I watched the processes and determined that it was ...