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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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Thunderbird/Cardbook does not synchronize contacts from TB to Nextcloud

Thunderbird/Cardbook selectively does not synchronize new or modified contacts from TB to NC, even though I can see the sync symbol ("arrow circle") and the activity log says " ...
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multiple folder sync with rsync from server to local storage

im trying this for a first time, and im not the best in sh. #!/bin/sh SCRIPTPATH='server/cronscripts' SSHKEYNAME='keyid' FROMDIRPATH='server/source-folder/folderA/' TOSERVERANDPATH='local-...
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Does date -s command ignore NTP service?

I am synchronizing time using GPSD and Chrony. However, if the time is manually changed with date -s while the NTP service is active, synchronization is not possible again. If time is changed with ...
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iTunes not syncing complete playlists to iPod classic [migrated]

I have 1015 songs in the My Top Rated playlist on iTunes on my Mac. Only 568 will sync to my iPod classic. I have checked that all the songs are 5 star rated and made sure that the "rules" ...
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OneDrive doesn't upload local *.TMP files -- workaround?

I would like to sync a folder where Microsoft Word (and PowerPoint, for that matter) store their temporary autosave files, with OneDrive. That way, if Word or PowerPoint crash and for some reason some ...
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How to have `lftp` compare directories and only sync changed files?

The entirety of my question is summed up in the title. If there isn't a way to do this, what FTPS-compatible alternative would allow it? I'm running Debian GNU/Linux 11 (Bullseye) Stable.
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Cannot synch or add account to Outlook.com as ever before

Last year I used Outlook.com sync email setting and fetch my email messages from another account. However, when I try to retrieve messages as I did before, now I see that these settings are not ...
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Automatic File Sync in WinSCP

I saw a few articles and videos on how to write a script to sync a remote and local directory, whether that be remote-local, local-remote or bidirectional. However that script has to be run by the ...
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Kali mirror sync error on laptop, desktop, bootable usb, and Raspberry Pi 4B 8gb

I have a problem with Kali Linux. I am currently running Kali on my laptop, desktop, Raspberry Pi 4B 8gb, and a bootable usb with 256gb storage. I recently tried updating, but all independent devices ...
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Copy, mirror or synchronize a directory structure -- but only the file names, without content

Say I have a huge directory structure of movie files. For analysis of that structure, I want to copy or synchronize the entire directory structure, i.e. folders and files. However, I don't want to ...
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How to pause thunderbird address book and calendar synchronisation

I need to update account settings for a Nextcloud account (here: calDAV, cardDAV; mail is completely separated and irrelevant for this question) because the admin has changed server settings. While ...
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Add existing folders with identical content on multiple PCs to OneDrive

I have two PCs in two different locations, each with a folder named "Foo". The folders have identical content of around 50GB, and will be kept in sync via OneDrive in the future. Can I add ...
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concat .dv without errors or loss of audio sync

I'm ripping video from a bunch of ancient MiniDV tapes using, after much trial and error, some almost as ancient Mac hardware and iMovie HD 6.0.5. This is working well except that it will only create ...
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Temporarily synchronization of audio from one file and video from another file in VLC Player

I've two an audio file and a video file. Is it possible to play both simultaneously and synchronize them in VLC Player? By "temporarily" I meant that I prefer to avoid to create a new file ...
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Windows time keeps changing to a certain (incorrect) local time [duplicate]

My laptop (ThinkPad) was purchased in Germany, then I move to a different time zone. The time of Windows 10 keeps changing back to German time. It can be fixed by clicking "Sync now" but how ...
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Cannot resolve sync conflict sync centre

It seems that I delete some files while I'm offline and empty the recycle bin as well in Windows 10. And every time I would like to sync, this file appears as a conflict in sync centre and I could not ...
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Emacs Org Mode Mobile (org-mobile-pull) issue

I'm trying to sync .org files on Mac and iPhone through IPhone app MobileOrg. Things working file until running the org-mobile-pull command to try to pull the files that were sent from iPhone to my ...
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`rclone sync` using checksum and not time stamps

I recently moved a directory synced with rclone sync to an extra drive. Little has changed since the last sync but running rclone sync -P sync gdc:/ (gdc is a Google Drive wrapped in crypt) seems to ...
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File sync issues when switching from Dropbox to OneDrive

I have recently switched to OneDrive from Dropbox and then transferred my files there. This did however not go that smoothly. I started out by downloading every file from Dropbox to my local computer. ...
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rclone not replacing invalid characters when syncing to SD card

I'm using rclone to sync stuff to both Google Drive and my phone's SD card formatted as vFAT. I've created the test file named a*b?c: containing special characters that are in my music library. ...
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Windows Time Sync issues cmd.exe & svchost running

I have a strange issue that is happening with our time syncing error for a computer at work. Randomly the PC changes time to a year,few minutes, hours back. Example: before the glitch it will be ...
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Can Robocopy sync Files in a Directory between two pcs, Modifications of files on both pcs, but want to keep newest modifications/files synced

So I am trying to keep a Minecraft Game Save Folder that is located in both PC A and PC B in sync. PC A and PC B will both access/modify the contents of the files in this folder periodically. I would ...
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One Drive stuck - cannot delete folder and never fully synced

I have setup OneDrive Sync for Documents, Desktop and Pictures. Later I disabled Desktop. Now I cannot get fully synced and cannot delete old renamed Desktop folder. Why I cannot delete a folder? ...
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Removing a Chrome Extension "Added to Desktop" from Phone - without syncing

When Chrome extensions are "Added to Desktop" from an iOS device that is signed in - it seems that they are stuck somewhere until that Google account enables "Sync" on a chromium ...
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mutt gmail sync read and deleted

If I read and delete some messages in mutt, and then sync ($), gmail only registers that the message is deleted (not that it was also read). If it's part of a thread, then the next response will bring ...
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Google Drive is reporting I'm using significantly more data than I am. How can I fix this?

From drive.google.com, Drive is reporting that I've used 138.39GB of my drive space. However, from my HD (using MacOS) my machine is reporting that my Google Drive folder is 121.3GB in size. To be ...
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Encrypted btrfs send/receive to other server?

I'm trying to build a service for sync and backup for my family. The idea is to use a cloud VM with a block device with btrfs, that will be shared over a Wireguard VPN using NFS. At regular intervals, ...
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Windows 10 OneDrive: The content of This PC > Desktop became empty when a backup disk is installed

First, Desktop backed up by OneDrive refers to four different folders. What is displayed on the screen. Folder This PC > Desktop Folder OneDrive Personal > Desktop Folder Desktop in my ...
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how to roll back OneDrive changes to Desktop, Document, and Pictures folders?

I have a Windows 10 laptop with Microsoft OneDrive installed however I haven't been using it until tonight when I did a Sign-in. OneDrive stepped me through a couple of prompts and then I realized ...
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Where does FireFox store extension's data on macOS?

I've seen a couple related questions, but they're either Windows-specific, or out-of-date — my FireFox profiles/BLAH.a2rad folder doesn't include a browser-extension-data subfolder. A couple specific ...
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Brave Sync not starting on Linux

I am running Brave 1.32.115 on Linux Pop_OS. I set up sync on this browser by joining it to an existing sync chain. The sync never starts and the browser never shows up in the other browsers on the ...
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How to sync a folder between multiple PC and Android devices using a local network such as Wi-Fi?

Basically What I'm looking for is a software/ program / anything that can help me achieve the following objective : I have a folder that is full of PDFs and I have multiple devices ( Android and ...
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Logging on to a 2nd computer: preventing OneDrive from messing up files from 1st computer

My IT department has set up OneDrive to back up files on my Windows 10 work computer, which I login to with my work account. I have a task coming up where I would like to use the same work login to ...
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Is there a way to set up Dropbox so that it will only accept changes from either the desktop app, OR, only the online side?

I'm hoping to find a way to discreetly control syncing from one side, or the other, of the interface. So any inadvertent messing around with files from the side that is NOT empowered to make changes ...
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Firefox won't sync when SmartProxy (or FoxyProxy) is enabled

I'm behind a corporate proxy server and I had no issues with this until a couple of months ago. First I was using FoxyProxy, and one day I realized that Firefox wasn't syncing so I started ...
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Is it possible to sync an Outlook 365 calendar with Outlook.com?

I currently use Thunderbird as my email client, but would like to switch to Outlook in order to have a more flexible calendar experience (specifically, being able to add/edit/delete events on either ...
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Apache Netbeans IDE remote synchronization window says "file must be merged"

I've got a PHP project in Netbeand IDE. The IDE is connected over FTP to a web server, and I don't use any source control. So, I just write code on a PC, and after a while I synchronize it to the ...
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How turn off Mendeley Desktop automatically syncing

Using the Mendeley Desktop Application, all references added to the library will be automatically 'synced', i.e. uploaded. How can I stop Mendeley's automatic synchronization? User -> Preferences ...
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Am I using Rsync properly?

This is my desired outcome: Where I would like such an outcome across ALL sub-directories and files, in syncing all the contents of parent directory Work from my computer's desktop to an older ...
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mbsync: Skipping/filtering emails by size

I'm using mbsync to copy emails from one IMAPStore to another. However, some emails allowed on the first IMAPStore exceed the per-message size limit of the second, causing mbsync to give an error: &...
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Web apps on Chrome opening in a language different to my Chrome settings

My Android phone is set to German while my computer is set to English. I want to continue using my phone in German and everything on my computer in English, and this worked fine until I recently ...
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Google Drive: How to copy shared folder content to another folder?

I have access to a folder shared with me (let's say SharedWithMe folder) and I want to backup this folder as the sharing will be end in the future. So, is it possible to sync / copy the SharedWithMe ...
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Windows 10, Google Chrome, syncing issue, suddenly replaced all bookmarks with old ones from old laptop

I turned on my laptop today and opened Google to find that all my bookmarks and history were replaced by the bookmarks and history on my old laptop (and, oddly, that the look of Google itself and of ...
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Checking and fixing network settings for time synchronisation (ntp)?

I have the misfortune of having to use Windows 10 occasionally. I had been using Ubuntu on the same PC previously, and as per https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuTime#...
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On Mac |Access data from chrome://settings/passwords VS passwords.google.com (chrome synced)

Chrome is synced to my google account. (fully, on Mac Big Sur and on an android phone) Not working: On Mac, can't see a password in chrome://settings/passwords, It asks for my chrome ( see EDIT) ...
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how do I install rubberband

I have some audio and video files I've been muxing together but one of them seems to be beyond what ffmpeg can do. Changing the tempo of the audio and/or shifting the start of the audio compared to ...
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Firefox Sync's history limit

I just performed a clean install of my Linux distribution's upgraded version. I signed in to Firefox account and started sync. While browsing my library, I found history items from my old Firefox ...
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How to change Evernote installation drive besides C drive?

Does anyone have experience in installing Evernote App on Windows 10 in a different drive? I don’t prefer to save my syncing files on C drive on Windows 10. Besides I have a relatively low capacity ...
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Map Google Drive to drive letter

Google Drive has recently updated the desktop file sync client from the old Backup and Sync to a new system. With the old program, I used net use at the Windows Command Prompt, e.g. net use r: "\...
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How do I fix audio/video sync in ffmpeg

I have a video in 1080p but for some dumb reason, the audio is only stereo. I also have the same video in 480p but the audio is 5.1. I've merged several videos taking the 1080p video from one source ...
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