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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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file synchronisation with central database

I'm looking for a file synchroiniasion on W10 like Synctoy, NextCloud or FreeFileSync. However, I want a central database that stores the data for deletions and renames. FreeFileSync, NextCloud, and ...
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Cross-platform tool to copy large files with in-transit data verification

I need to copy a few hundred GB of data between two machines. Due to limited diskspace and time I would far prefer known-good transfers on the first go, so I want something that verifies the data as ...
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automated macOS file sync similar to Microsoft offline files

I use multiple Apple computers and need to sync files between them. To make my life a bit easier, I am considering to run a server that is available 24/7. However, I would like something automated, i....
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Simple, private, non-syncing folder sharing

It's the age old problem of transferring files between two computers over the internet, but with a few restrictions: Must not sync. Syncing requires uploading/downloading all files in folder. This ...
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how to automatically copy pictures and videos from specific folders on Android to Windows PC through USB

I spent 2 days to find a software that would have those very basic requirements but I failed: automatically move pictures from folder X and Y on the phone to folder Z on my PC automatically move ...
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Desktop application to manage cloud storage services

I'm looking for an application that will wrap other cloud storage services (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.), and will allow customized syncing, similar to odrive. Currently I'm using odrive ...
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Sync a custom Chrome extension across all computers that Chrome user is logged in?

Anyone know of a Chrome extension that syncs DATA of each individual chrome extension? For example, it will sync a list of rules you created for a custom extension across all current chrome user ...
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Desktop synchronization client my SMB server

I'm looking for a client that is similar to the OneDrive client. Syncs files between a server and Windows folder but with SMB. When I delete files on the server or folder they will move to windows' ...
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Best Windows 10 Folder Mirroring Program or App?

Hello and not sure if this is exacly the right place to ask but i am basically looking for a good pogram to mirror some folders on my pc. I would like it so when i add/modify/delete a file or ...
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Cloud sync storage to sync millions of files 1TB for personal use on average laptop

I'm looking for a cloud storage solution that can sync 1TB of data just for personal use, no business or anything but consists of millions of files on an average laptop. I would like a good web ...
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A directory independent cloud sync software?

Is there any cloud sync software (like Dropbox) that doesn't require to put the files inside an arbitrary folder? For me, it's annoying to always having to be limited to one single folder. It would ...
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Is there any cloud service has end to end encryption plus binary diff sync?

I like Dropbox's binary diff sync as we don't need to upload the entire file when there's a minor change, especially useful for large files. But Dropbox doesn't support end to end encryption which is ...
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Dropbox-similar software that runs on Windows XP

I need to find a software running all the time in background that can watch a folder (e.g. D:\DATA\) and each time: a file is modified a new file is created a file is deleted then the file will be ...
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Rsync like program for Windows 7

I use Rsync with my linux machines to back up files across drives. I am now trying to help a friend come up with a solution to easily backup files across drives, on his Windows 7 machine. What is ...
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File system or tool with bidirectional remote syncing of a folder

The setup is several laptops (Linux and Mac OS) which need a shared folder but do not have consistent access to the network. The files would need to be useable while offline and any changes be ...
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Synchronized cloud storage that allows sync to be toggled ON/OFF at the subfolder level

I am looking for cloud storage that has a desktop app where the sync can be toggled ON/OFF at the subfolder level, for example: c: users me cloud [everything in this folder is ...
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Self hosted dropbox like software for sync Firebird DB files on Unix

Is there a tool for files that are stored on Linux machines (* .gdb) that synchronize the file (or the changed delta) according to the schedule (every hour) to the "neighboring" machine without ...
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Looking for a tool to backup and replace file in multiple directories

I am looking for a tool that can replace a particular file in multiple directories on a server while keeping a backup. For example: I have a file ABC.jpg that I want to replace in multiple ...
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Need "One-Way" File Sharing Software/SaaS/PaaS

At work we have the need for around 100 vendors to send us some files "One-Way". We need them to drop a file into a drive/box/webapp and then they're done. We can see all the files/download/etc But ...
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Beginner questions about FTP clients [closed]

I am new to programming and development but I have some beginner’s questions about FTP clients. This is not language specific in terms of my questions. What are some of the best FTP clients for all ...
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Sync files between desktop and laptop for free

I want to modify some python or C or whatever files using an IDE on my desktop, then I want to use my laptop to continue the work on the same files but on a updated version without having to download ...
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Where can I find a GUI tool to duplicate files across a system as they change?

I consider myself to be a rather prolific open source software developer. I have over 50 original software projects in GitHub with probably close to 100,000 lines of actively maintained code. And ...
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Check for folder/subfolders duplicates in another folder/subfolder BUT not checking for the duplicates in the second folder itself

I need to check if the files contained in A folder (and its sub-folders) are present (as duplicates) in B folder or in one of its sub-folders BUT I don't want to see duplicate files present in B ...
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Reliable Upload-App (FTP/WebDAV/...) for Android

Sometimes I need to upload large files (from mobile locations) and my idea is that I can copy the files to my android phone and let it do the work of uploading the files without monitoring the ...
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File Storage Synchronization Local Service

I want to install a Local Service on my Network like: Google Drive/OneDrive, etc for File Storage and Synchronization . I have Windows 7/10, macOS, CentOS 6/7 and I want the client for this tool/...
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3rd-Party Software for updating my end-user's application

So, We are a small development firm that works developing custom softwares for industrial sites. Normally, we don't need to send patches to our clients and, when needed, it's done in front of the ...
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File transfer software, linux, windows and apple

All My goal is to send some image files, from a linux machine to a range of device, mostly laptops and phones. I was initially looking at wifi-direct but that is not supported by apple but then I ...
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Windows rsync command line

I'm trying to implement remote delta compression for a game updater and have trouble finding a Windows alternative to rsync for patching updpated files. My problem with other implementations I found ...
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Free web-service for syncing cloud providers

I am seeking a web-service that allows seamless file transfer (syncing is highly appreciated) between different cloud platforms, like Google Drive, OneDrive, MEGA, etc. What I've tried so far: ...
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Version control system with fast synchronization for multimedia

Suppose you have one external HDD which you connect once a week to your laptop and backup all your important data (e.g. photos/videos) to this external HDD. Now suppose that you have already some ...
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Dropbox/Webhost hybrid?

Is there anything out there that can work as a Dropbox style service and also serve select pages you uploaded which have server-side code? Maybe also having some kind of integrated client - similar ...
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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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Application/method of transferring large files

Some friends and myself were wanting to start up a YouTube channel which would involve all three of us routinely recording large amounts of video and audio, and getting that video and audio to one ...
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Monitor directories for changes and file sync

Anyone know a small and lightweight program to monitor a directory for changes in the background and file sync these to a remote server? A little bit like Dropbox, but I wan't it to be able to ...
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Synchronize directories (backup) solution that can read MFT for changes

I'm going to back up a partition (or some folders on a partition), but it has large enough directory structure so I don't want to wait until it recursively scans for file changes through all the disk ...
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Background synchronization similar to Dropbox, but for custom storage

Suppose I have some network-accessible storage, like an NFS mount, google-drive-ocamlfuse mount or SSHFS. These are all immediate mode storage systems, i.e. when I copy a file to the mount, it is ...
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Free Crossplatform File Sync Software

I am searching a folder / file sync software which can do the following: sync files from multiple source folders to a destination folder(network drive folder) rename duplicate files delete old sync ...
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Software for constant NAS replication

I'm trying to build multiple NAS boxes in different locations. What I'm attempting to achieve is get a system in place that constantly replicates these NAS devices across the several devices. Is ...
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What cloud storage/syncing tools will meet our needs?

I am a partner in a small business. Currently we have one office with a shared computer, and we both work from home on our personal computers. We use a single account with iDrive Sync to store all ...
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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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Sync encrypted drives

I'm looking for a solution that can encrypt AND sync targeted drives/folders in one go. What I am trying to accomplish is that I have an encrypted partition (currently using Truecrypt, but any other ...
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Self-hosted file synchronization that does not lock files, and allow renames/moves/deletions/etc during sync

Use case: Exactly the same as Dropbox for individual use, except without storing data on another's server, and without a monthly subscription payment. Open-source, freeware, or a one-off commercial ...
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Sync my Dropbox, Onedrive or OneNote with my personal FTP server?

I'm looking for a way to sync my Dropbox, Onedrive and OneNote one way to my personal FTP server. Dropbox ==> FTP OneDrive ==> FTP OneNote ==> FTP It would be neat to have it both ways, but the one ...
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Sync Solution with automatic restore of deleted files

My office is using a program that relies heavily on files in a folder on the network, Recently someone deleted a file or two and threw the whole office in a tizzy. I'm trying to come up with an idea ...
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I need a calendar that lets me drag and drop files into it as events

I'll get straight to the point. There's out there a calendar app that: Lets me drag and drop files into it, creating a 'file event' (I'm aware of the file attachments in Google Calendar, but since I'...
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Windows software to compare thousands of files byte-by-byte

Can anyone recommend Windows software that will traverse a directory tree and compare every file byte-by-byte with another similarly structured tree. To be considered identical, the files need to ...
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What cloud-sync software provides this functionality?

(X-post from SuperUser) I currently use LiveDrive but I am looking to migrate. This is not a "recommend me" thread in that I seek pros and cons, which are subject to change and sway to ...
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Server-Client Version Control Software for personal files

I am looking for a version control software that I can run using a server-client model to do version control for my personal files. I have considered using subversion, but I have read that this is ...
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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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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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