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File synchronization covers the synchronization of files between two devices or between a device and server or cloud service.

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Syncronization software with smart update

I'm looking for a Windows software that synchronizes files between different drives but analysing for existing files so it doesn't need to copy the file again. Is there a software that analyses the ...
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Syncing files between computers?

I have three computers (2x OS X and 1x Ubuntu) and Android tablet. I'm trying to find a tool to automatically sync files between the computers and the tablet. Backups are handled separately, so there'...
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Which backup/sync software for me?

Preferably free (preferably also for commercial use, but I guess I can live without that; home has priority over work; it's just that I like to use the same tools at both if I can). Backup to an ...
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Online storage service with 15GB that works well on Linux

I mainly use Google Drive Desktop for backing up pictures, and files on Windows, but I have yet to find a good alternative to use on Linux/Ubuntu. I know about Dropbox, however they don't have a large ...
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Windows software required to compare 2 folders through the tree to the leafs

Actually, I have got 2 versions of a folder which has multiple folders and files and has a max depth of 6, now I am not sure what changes I did in which file and in which version. Use Cases I need ...
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Encrypt then sync your files to ANY cloud storage as secured offsite backup?

On a Windows computer. But if you have a solution for Linux or Mac, I am happy to hear it. I will pay money for it, as long as it works. I need a solution to encrypt and then sync all my files to ...
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Alternatives to Google Drive with emphasis on privacy and user experience?

Could you please recommend some alternatives to Google Drive? I am concerned about my privacy, security; plus I need to have an Android, OS X, and a web client as well. If there are such alternatives ...
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Automatic File Mirroring

Is there any program where, if I have my computer connected to my external hard drive and download something to the computer's internal hard drive, it then mirrors this out to the external hard drive? ...
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Windows 8 Synchronize two external hard drives (for backup)

Similar to the OSX request but for windows 8. I've got two NFTS formatted Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB drives. I'd like one to mirror the other, and for the software to recognise incremental changes. ...
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Backup and sync few important files to cloud

I have some important files that I would like to backup to the cloud. These files include work related things (such as resume and job contracts) and the password safe for Keepass. Sometimes I need ...
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File synchronisation tool for family

I'm looking for a (preferably free) application that I can use to keep a shared, synced directory with my family. We've been using Dropbox for this, except this has a limited maximum size; I'd like a ...
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What software exists that can sync between two Windows PCs over LAN?

What software exists that can sync a specific directory between two Windows PCs over LAN and LAN only (i.e no cloud access requirements like dropbox)? Features I am looking for: Easy setup (GUI ...
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Synchronize two external hard drives (for backup)

I am looking for Mac software to synchronize two exFAT formatted external hard drives, for backup. Hard drive B should reflect all changes from hard drive A (including deletions) but hard drive A ...
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Alternative to Windows Briefcases for syncing folders on the computer with removable drives

Up until Windows 8, Windows had a feature called "Briefcases" which would help you sync folders on your computer(s) with removable drives (and vice versa). This feature was removed in Windows 8. I ...
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Wirelessly Transfer Files between Android and Windows without Losing Modified Timestamp

I am looking for software that allows the user to wirelessly transfer files from Android devices to Windows computers while maintaining the modified timestamp (aka datestamp or simply "date and time") ...
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Wirelessly Transfer Files between Two Android Devices without Losing Modified Timestamp

I just posted this question regarding wirelessly transferring files between Android and Windows without losing the Modified timestamps of each file. This is a "sister" question. What software will ...
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Sync between PC & External Harddisk

I've recently bought an External Harddisk, and I haven't even finished opening the package yet. Although, I'll be connecting it to my PC later this week, I needed to know if I could sync my files and ...
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What cloud storage software should I use for my company?

I manage an estate agency. Currently we have one office with a server (running WHS) based on-site. On the server we have a folder for each property in our portfolio. In this folder we store ...
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files folder compare / search in all subfolders for Windows / Linux

I would like to have an application for comparing contents of two folders to check if they contains same files. For Windows or Linux. I've tried, however, it compares folders for ...
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Sync an entire drive between two Windows 10 computers on demand, without going to the cloud

I want to sync an entire drive's worth of files between my two Windows 10 computers, a desktop and a laptop. I want to be able to do so when I choose, i.e. by running a command from the command line. ...
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What is simple way to sync contents in my local computer to the contents in a remote server using the terminal/Unix?

In short I wanted to have a local folder be in sync with a folder in a remote server. The long story: I have a folder called master where I store a bunch of data. This data is organized in folders ...
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File synchronization solution for controlling type of sync for subfolders and devices?

I have an app (Obsidian) that having this data structure: Main Data/ ├─ App Data/ │ ├─ Plugin Data/ │ │ ├─ Files.json │ ├─ Files.json ├─ I want to share the data to various people (or ...
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