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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How to sync bookmarks between Firefox, Chrome, and Safari on multiple computers?

There are some similar question on bookmark syncing, but most answers point to Delicious or Google bookmarks. However, as Chrome doesn't have the Google toolbar, how would those sync? I use several ...
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How to keep iTunes libraries in sync?

I have a couple of PCs and a Mac that I have my music libraries on them. Occasionally, I add files, edit artworks and ID3 tags on one of them. I want to keep them synchronized on all of my computer. ...
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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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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 do I sync multiple g-calendars to the new Windows 8 Calendar?

I'm able to add multiple g-calendars from multiple accounts, but it appears that only the root calendar is synced with Windows 8's Metro Calendar app. Is there a way to sync all gmail calendars?
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How to synchronize the home folder between multiple computers?

I have three computers at home, and would like to have the /home/ folder tree synchronized between the three. Any files/folders (except those hidden) that are modified/added/removed in one of the ...
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How to sync bookmarks across Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox bookmarks?

How to sync bookmarks across Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox bookmarks? As I, currently, understand, Google Chrome puts bookmarks seperatly from Google Bookmarks, which is accessible in Firefox by ...
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Keeping local windows folder in sync with remote ftp folder in real time [closed]

I know it has been asked before, but I would like it to happen in real time and transparently (without the need to open a separate FTP client such as FileZilla). For example, if I edit a text file in ...
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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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Force Chrome to sync bookmarks?

I've been using Chrome's built in bookmark sync which seems to work well. Is there a way to force Chrome to do the sync as opposed to waiting for the alloted 'sync time'? Update: Seems to sync ...
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Dropbox-Like File Sync without a central server [closed]

I'm looking for a way to sync the secondary drives on my two Macs across the internet. I have consistent VPN connectivity between the two macs, and I can access them as if they are sitting right next ...
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Windows Alternative to Rsync? [closed]

I'm trying to setup a file sync between the file server at my house and the one at my brother's so that we each have offsite backups of important data. Both systems are running Windows (XP on one, 7 ...
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Sync Two MySQL Databases

What is a good way to sync two MySQL databases? I would like to sync the data in my production website's database to my local development database. Right now, I am just using the PHPMyAdmin ...
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Replacing Dropbox with: Amazon S3 + SSL + GPG/TrueCrypt + Mounting on OSX ?? [closed]

So, right now we're using Dropbox to share various data files around between approximately 10 Mac OS X systems. However, we already have an S3 account and everyone on the lowest Dropbox plan of ...
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How do I automatically synchronize Google Docs with Dropbox?

I would like to be able to edit one of my Google Docs on another computer, save it online (not download it to that computer and upload it to Dropbox), and then be able to go back to my home computer ...
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Password manager for multiple computers?

Is there a password manager that I can use on multiple computers, to remember all the passwords I use on the sites I visit?
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How can I automatically copy files to a USB drive when I connect it to my computer?

I am looking for a solution for copying all the files from a specific directory on the hard drive, to a specific directory on a USB memory device, once this device is connected. I have a program that ...
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What is the best way to keep a folder synchronized with my USB drive?

I know there is a similar topic on syncing between computers, but I'm looking for an application to run on one computer that will sync a "document/file" folder with a folder on my secondary/external ...
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What approach should I take to export my iPhone contacts to Gmail?

I'm on the iPhone OS3, I want to get my contacts on my phone in sync with my Google contacts, but I don't want to lose what is currently in my phone. So far I have been under the impression that by ...
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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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Sync left pane in Windows 7 Explorer with the opened folder

When using the explorer in vista (and xp) if I drill into a folder in right pane of explorer, the folder view stays synchronised. However in Windows-7 I cannot see a simple way of forcing it to do the ...
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Synchronize Laptop and Desktop

Are there any tools that would allow me to basically have all the same stuff I have on my laptop on my desktop? Right now I have a file server that stores the My Documents folders, but I'd like to be ...
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How to sync GreaseMonkey scripts between computers?

I have some great greasemonkey scripts for FireFox and would ideally have a way to sync them between computers. To some degree, it would even be nice to be able to deploy the scripts to PC's across a ...
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How reliable is Unison? Did it ever ruin your data? [closed]

I am interested in facts, when using unison ( http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/ ) ruined your data? I want to find out about its reliability.
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How to Sync Thunderbird Contacts with Gmail Contacts

I have thunderbird 3.0 with the Zindus plugin. However it seems that Zindus syncs one way. For example I type a new email address into thunderbird and then go to my gmail account and it has no record ...
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Picasa 3.5: how to share the tagged faces from one PC to another

At home, we share our photos from a server. I've been tagging the faces in Picasa 3.5 in one PC, but in the other PC the same photos needs to be retagged. Where is this info stored so it can be ...
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iPhone sync with multiple iTunes

How can I syncronize my iPhone with 2 iTunes (one at work running on Windows, and another at home on a Mac). I just need to sync photos, music and apps with both. Calendar comes from Google.
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How to actually read ebooks?

As more and more books appear in electronic form, I'm looking for a way to actually read them. Just staring at the PDFs on screen isn't enough. I want to: Highlight important parts and put notes and ...
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How to manage Chrome sync data? (Like delete something?)

I've got one problem with Chrome sync: I can't delete anything. It's like... merging everything from the past, to the latest minute. Everything. If I delete the applications I've tried (like ...
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Syncing Tool Between 2 Folders [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Which is the best application to Sync two folders? Keeping folders synced between several machines What is a good tool to automatically sync two folders when changes ...
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Does Google Chrome sync history between computers?

I just installed Google Chrome on my Mac at work, and used it for browsing the entire day. Among other things I went looking for an adblocker, which I found. When I got back home and did the same ...
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How to perfectly synchronize Subtitles with movie?

How to perfectly synchronize Subtitles with movie? i use VLC
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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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Windows 8 folder to folder sync software

I'm looking for direct folder to folder synchronization in Windows 8. I was previously using Live Mesh to accomplish this, but now it looks like that is no longer an option. Note that I'm talking ...
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Editing contact in GMail overwrites iPhone contact photo with a poor quality picture

I spend a decent amount of time setting the photos for all the contacts on my iPhone so that the photo will come up full-screen when talking to them on the phone. I use ActiveSync to sync my iPhone ...
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How to auto syncronize files with network drive on Windows XP?

Windows XP: I would like to auto synchronize files between a a local drive and a network drive. I am aware of Windows Briefcase but it is very slow and I have to tell it to synchronize. I really ...
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Cloud Storage/Sync solution for families [closed]

I am hoping someone knows of an online storage/sync service like Dropbox that can meet the following needs: I envision that each member of the family has a separate account to keep personal files. ...
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Something like Dropbox for local use with a NAS as storage server

I am looking for a solution to sync folder pairs between a NAS and multiple local macs. Each of the macs could edit files and the other macs should then get synced automatically. Basically my own ...
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Dropbox-like client for FTP?

Many of my users have their files on one big FTP server. PROBLEM: They can not use their files while not connected to the Internet. QUESTION: Is there a Dropbox-like software for FTP? When ...
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How can I sync two firefox's that run on different Operating Systems?

I have a machine that I dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04. I have Firefox 3.5 installed on both. I'm always switching back and forth and have one bookmark in one but not the other. How can I sync ...
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Snow Leopard - Remove MobileMe / iSync menu bar icon

Snow Leopard lets one sync his/her own Google contacts and Yahoo contacts to iCal and Address Book. However, a side effect of this is that you will get a Sync Menu Bar item added. For some this is ...
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Is there a way to sync google contacts to your iPhone?

Is this possible? and can it be as seamless and transparent as using MobileMe?
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Realtime sync across multiple computers

What software can I use to synchronize files that detects changes on each of my computers and syncs continuously with an always-on server? I'm looking for: Running as a service on the server and ...
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How to sync only certain folders on Dropbox

I have a desktop machine with plenty of space with Dropbox set up. I also have a netbook with limited space. Is there any way to set up my netbook to sync only with certain folders in my Dropbox ...
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Syncing Windows registry between several computers

There's a certain folder in my Windows XP registry that I would like to be synchronized between my 2 computers, Dropbox-style. The way I want it to be is that every time I make a registry change in ...
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Sync Google, Outlook Calendar and Contacts

At work we are on an exchange server, and at home I like to use Google calendar. Whats the best way to keep my contacts and calendar in sync?
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Synchronizing Lotus Notes Calendar with Google Calendar

I am working at a client where Lotus Notes is used. How do I synchronize the Notes calendar (Lotus Notes 7) with Google Calendar or directly with my iPhone 3GS? I don't need to synchronize the ...
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Sync Iphone in Windows XP running as Virtualbox guest under Ubuntu 9.10

I run (K)Ubuntu 9.10 as my main operating system, but I still have a valid XP license, so I've been running Windows XP as a guest operating system with Virtualbox 3.10. I cannot get Itunes (running ...
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Is there a simple way to synchronize Thunderbird across machines?

I love Firefox Sync. Is there a similar way to synchronise Thunderbird? I want to synchronise account settings, filters and address books. I never download e-mails, so this isn't an issue. There is ...
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Which twitter client can synchronize unread tweets?

Right now I'm forced to read all the tweets in a single client on a single device (TweetDeck on my Android phone). If I would switch to another device and/or client, I would need to search for the ...