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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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Google Drive Desktop wasn't moving file, it's moved the file to trash then reuploading when moved by robocopy

So, I'm applying this 3-2-1 backup rule. Folder form ssd-sync is synced to vhd-sync through robocopy, here is the argument command. robocopy D:\ssd-sync E:\vhd-sync /LOG+:D:\ssd-sync\robocopy-...
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OneDrive "Unable to sync" on Documents folder even though sync is functional?

I verified that everything works as expected, but I've checked OneDrive regkey entries, group policy, Windows library folder settings, etc. The error in OneDrive --> Settings --> Sync and ...
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Local and Cloud syncing between drives in Windows

So I read computer organization book. It said there is chapter about Memory Hierarchy. As the capacity larger and cheaper, the Read and Write speed became slower, and vice versa. So, I have my laptop ...
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Automatically synchronize two audio streams with ffmpeg

Say I have a video of a talk but the soundtrack is bad, and I happen to have an audio recording of the same talk made with a good mike. Is there a way, with ffmpeg, to replace the bad audio with the ...
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Minio mc sync deletes target before syncing updates

I'm trying to use the MinIO mc mirror command to regularly sync from a bucket to a file system. I've read the documentation but there is no mention of atomically replacing files on a new sync: https://...
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Can't sync time on Windows 10 due to w32tm access denied

tl;dr: I cannot sync time on Windows 10, because w32tm /resync responds with Access denied. The strangest (to me) part is that I can run w32tm in combination with any other switch. It says about no ...
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Is there a a file uploader like Dreamweaver's? [migrated]

I have been using Dreamweaver for years to upload files (I used to use it to create Websites, looong ago). I now use VSCode and Notepad++. However, I still need to keep Dreamweaver around just to sync ...
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Copy or Sync all the branches from one Org Repo to another org with same repo

I have written the powershell script which will sync or copy the repo from one org to another org, but currently this script is sync only master branch, but not all the branches. Below is the Code <...
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Synchronize reminders into multiple calendars

I an using a self-hosted CalDav server for sychronization of my most important events between PC and smartphone. As the definition is quite limited I'd like to use remind instead and synchronize all ...
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Chrome Desktop sync error: "Corruption block checksum mismatch Failed"

When I open chrome://sync-internals/ I saw red errors. One of them is: Preferences 52 52 Error: WriteModifications@components\sync\model\model_type_store_backend.cc:237, datatype error was ...
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How to move files from an Android Phone (Pixel) to a Windows PC?

I'm having a lot of problems with this, and not found any kind of resolution in the last 2 years. I would simply like to get the contents of an entire folder on my Pixel 7 Pro and move them to my ...
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Outlook shared calendar is not syncing new events

I have an Outlook calendar on my work computer which I just successfully shared with my personal Outlook account. However, updates are not pushed to the personal account. When sharing, initially all ...
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How to sync filesystem and wait until it's done

On my embedded device, I want to let user export logs on plugged USB disk. USB disk is normally used only to read, so I don't care much about safe unmounting. But when logs are stored to it, I need to ...
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Issues with unlinking OneDrive account from folders - alphanumeric keys in registry

I did a clean install of Windows 11. I didn't experience this issue before since I would do an "offline" setup of Windows without an account login, but it's a pain to do this with Windows 11....
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Add a specific folder to OneDrive, outside of "My Documents" [duplicate]

I know the following dialog box in the OneDrive settings. But how can I add an arbitrary folder to OneDrive sync, which is outside of "My Documents", "My Music", "My Pictures&...
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Google Drive quit command executable

Just finished setting up task scheduler(win10) to boot up Google Drive off hours to avoid resource drag specifically when syncing third party backup images. All's good with the backup app scheduler ...
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Is rsync vs gcloud storage rsync better for remote sync? [closed]

I need to recursively copy many videos to our gcloud storage bucket from a local Ubuntu system while maintaining metadata, providing for continuation and validation. I am setting up some equipment to ...
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Moving emails in Thunderbird lost them on my server

A couple of years ago I migrated servers to a different provider and the settings changed so that sent emails got copied to different IMAP folders when sending from different devices. Recently I tried ...
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NUL characters appear at the end of some files sometimes

Since I am using Synology to backup my files and sync them between devices, I sometimes get NUL characters at the end of my files and sometimes 2 or 3 lines are deleted randomly at the end of the file....
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Reset Firefox sync password without losing everything

I have lost the password to my Firefox/Mozilla account. I'm currently logged in with it on several devices. When I go to "reset password", Mozilla says: When you reset your password, you ...
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Difference between /D and /J options for mklink command when syncing folders to OneDrive

I want to sync a large folder on my Windows machine to OneDrive without duplicating it on my local drive. I have read two tutorials suggesting using the mklink command to create a link between the ...
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How to sync an Outlook email folder to a Onedrive folder

Is it possible to synchronize a Onedrive folder with an Outlook email folder on a Windows 10 PC? If so, how to set this up? If not, I would greatly appreciate suggestions on how to make an Outlook ...
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Proton Drive file renaming and data duplication issue [closed]

I use Proton Drive to backup some of my data, and at one point when I was trying to restructure the directories within my Proton Drive account I found, some hours later after I had awoken, that Proton ...
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How to keep two local hard drives in sync on Linux?

I have an old hard drive and basically clone it to a new hard drive using Grsync or Timeshift. Because the older hard drive is likelier to fail, I'd like to use the newer one as my in-use hard drive ...
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Linux Debian - Sync 2 machines

I migrated recently from Windows to Linux Mint (LMDE to be precise, but I don't think the exact distro will matter). I am hooked to it, and have my own configuration and shortcuts, and highly ...
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How to bulk prioritize Folder Syncing in Dropbox on OSX

I'm using Dropbox on a MacBook to sync folders with another user. Often, I need to quickly prioritize syncing a specific folder, but currently, I can only select "Sync Next" for individual ...
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Computer folders backing up images/videos to Google Photos and those images/videos on Google Photos are not talking to each other

If I have a file on my computer, like .txt document, in a folder backed to Google Drive (via the Google Drive app on my computer) and I edit this document using a text editor on my phone, the changes ...
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How to create timestamps for raw H264 to make it VFR using audio as reference?

I had an MP4 screen recording which got corrupted (missing moov atom). I tried untrunc, recover_mp4_to_h264 and MP4Fix, and the latter gave me a complete result. However, the result was pure h264 and ...
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This section isn't available to yet. It was added from another device. You'll be able to use it when it syncs

I just got my surface 9 and wanted to try OneNote with my pen, but as soon as I got into the application it gave me the error "This section isn't avaible yet. It was added from another device. ...
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How to play 8 different video files with 8 different laptops starting at the exact same time?

I have a project where I need to play 8 different video files on 8 TVs all in sync. I was wondering if I could somehow use 8 laptops and sync them?
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can I sync files for offline use using same path, without Windows Offline Files?

I am currently using FreeFileSync, a by-donation software to sync any folders. I previously used Sync Toy from Microsoft. Previous to that, I used Microsoft's Offline Files feature in Windows. I ...
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ffmpeg -vsync deprecated, use -fps_mode

I used to use -vsync -1 to Auto Sync a Audio and Video input stream using the -copy switch as they would get out of sync at times and sometimes not so can't specify any seconds for a delay setting but ...
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Remote desktop audio lag

Why when using remote desktop, when playing a video, my keyboard executions are almost perfectly in sync with the image on the screen, but the there is like a 1 second audio delay and sometimes 2 ...
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GlusterFS help on setting up or a alternative option

I currently have a mergerFS mount set up with 3 disks, but want to add a way for another server so i can use docker swarm and have both hosts with the same data and setup. All i could find was rsync ...
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OneDrive on MacOS: file not available despite "always keep on this device" activated

Onedrive-finder screenshot I have marked the "03_education" folder as "Always keep on this device" (this can be seen by the white tick on grey background). However, it seems that ...
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lftp silently refuses to download certain directories, files

I am using the following command: lftp -c 'user user password ; set xfer:clobber off; set net:max-retries 0; set net:persist-retries 0; mirror --parallel=500 --verbose=10 --only-missing --ignore-time -...
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How to exclude a specific file from Dropbox sync

A great Dropbox file exclusion trick no longer seems to work. My Thunderbird profile is in Dropbox, mainly because I have years of historical email in the locally stored "Local Folders", so ...
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OneDrive has suddenly stopped syncing "live" data

Seemingly randomly my OneDrive has stopped syncing my files while they are open or syncing at all for that matter. I am working on an excel sheet with another person and when I used to open it from my ...
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OneDrive: How to re-sync files that were offline for weeks?

I had a working OneDrive installation (corporate Office account) until I had a problem in the whole Office installation and can't log into any Office application anymore, so my files stopped being ...
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How to back up Documents with OneDrive, while also using another cloud service?

I use OneDrive for Business on Windows 11 and I want to back up the Documents folder on my harddrive to OneDrive. In the OneDrive settings I go to "Sync and backup > Manage backup". Here, ...
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File system contents sometimes not synced in some bash terminals

I've sometimes noticed this behavior on one machine (Ubuntu using Mate terminal). Case 1 I have 2 terminals open on the same path. I do a 'ls' on both but the output is incorrect in one of them, some ...
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Does the Outlook 365 UI in Cached Exchange Mode periodically lock up for everyone with a spotty Internet connection?

I spend a lot of time in Outlook in-flight where the connection is spotty. For years, I've noticed the UI often freezes for several seconds, sometimes longer, if it loses connection with Exchange ...
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Dropbox synch, 1 file missing, how identify the file?

I just synched Drobox between my old Windows 10 laptop (the source) and my new Window 11 desktop (the target). I then did a Windows Properties on the Dropbox folder on both machines. On the source: ...
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Is robocopy syncing files, copying them or syncing with the right parameter? [duplicate]

I want to do something like this https://www.ubackup.com/synchronization/robocopy-two-way-sync-8523.html I got the impression that robocopy is syncing. That is it looks like if the file is older or ...
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Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Form Stop Synchronization

I have an Excel workbook on OneDrive and a Microsoft Form that should be in sync. I face an issue frequently, which is the disconnection between the workbook and the form. I read the following post ...
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Sync shared folder in Onedrive to external/guest Azure users

I'm looking for a way to synchronise a shared folder on OneDrive to a guest user in our company on Azure. Basically, we created an external guest user in Azure and then shared a OneDrive folder to him....
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Edge for Business stuck on "setting up sync" when using on Linux enviroment in ChromeOS

I'm using Edge for Business inside Linux environment installed on ChromeOS on my Acer Chromebook 315. I've logged into my AAD Microsoft account by linking Edge to profile. The profile on AAD server ...
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Easiest way to add a 3 second delay, every 30 seconds, in a subtitle to sync it with a video?

I need to sync a subtitle with a video. By trial and error, I figured out that the subtitle needs a delay of 3 seconds, every 30 seconds. Is there an automated way to do add this delay? I am somewhat ...
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Using filen.io sync client, sync only some directorieswithout giving credentials for others

I'm using filen.io dropbox-like service, which has a nice lifetime plan and zero-knowledge encryption. I'd like to sync some "public" directories on a weakly secured computer using the sync ...
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FFMPEG - Converting from WAV to AAC changes the length of the audio file and causes video to be out of sync

Disclaimer: I am a complete novice at computer science, coding, etc. TLDR: Converting from wav to aac with libfdk_aac is giving me a shorter file, and using aac it turns out longer. How can I preserve ...
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