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Open Source user-friendly peer-to-peer sync? (like BitTorrent Sync)

Syncthing is a file synchronization program which is: 100% peer-to-peer (decentralized, no central server needed) Open source Runs on Android, Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD, Solaris An Ubuntu indicator ...
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Free open-source on-premise file sharing server

Have a look at owncloud. It is open source and can install on premise. According to your requirements: Uploading big files It can expose the drive via WebDAV There ares some collaborative editing ...
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Which backup/sync software for me?

If anyone has similar requirements, I can highly recommend FreeFileSync. Here is a short description of the program: FreeFileSync is a free Open Source software that helps you synchronize files ...
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Remote storage software for my web development projects

There are many options that would work: Git may be a good option even if (currently) it is only you working in the project (personally, I would go with this one) SVN (but, why? git is better even if ...
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Synchronize files between three computers

Have alook at BitTorrentSynch. It's free, cross platform and will keep all of your devices in synch. Note that you will be keeping multiple copies of each file, which is a consideration since you say ...
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Online storage service with 15GB that works well on Linux

May I recommend OneDrive? It meets your requirements of, Comes with 15 GB free Cheap rates with upgrade plans starting at 50 GB for just $1.99 a month. Works with Linux using this software, onedrive-...
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File synchronisation tool for family

disclaimer: I haven't tested these, but they look promosing. they are both open-source, decentralized and cross-platform. syncthing an option is to try syncthing: Syncthing replaces proprietary ...
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File synchronisation tool for family

BitTorrent Sync can meet all your requirements(A freeSoftware). It's a P2P synchronisation tool.After installed. Specify the folder(s) you want to share.It will generate a key.Give it to your family ...
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Reliable, simple way to keep directories in sync across Linux machines?

You may find ownCloud useful Synchronization of directories over WAN connections (eg, home server to sync with public web server) Check (Main purpose) Easily available in repositories for most ...
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Transfer files between two Android phones over WiFi

Try this Es File Explorer File Manager Select any file by holding it while browsing, you will get option to share go ahead and click it. Now select option 'Send by LAN' Now it will give you option ...
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Automatic File Mirroring

Second Copy from Centered Systems will do exactly what you want. It will create a mirror copy of any data you specify. It is very flexible. It can be obtained from www.secondcopy.com Good luck!
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Automatic File Mirroring

git-annex might be a good candidate here. You can think of it as a kind of "open-source Dropbox and more". It can work locally, via network, with online media. At a first look it might seem a bit "...
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Windows 8 Synchronize two external hard drives (for backup)

You don't mention that it must be free. I would highly recommend paying US $19.99 for a personal version of Bvckup 2. I did, and I have never regretted it. I did a lot of research before choosing it, ...
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Is there any file sync software that can sync all my servers/clients (no GUI)?

Can I suggest that a much better way of working would be to use a version control system such as mercurial (hg) or git and when you are happy with your changes on one computer simply commit and push ...
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Automatic file system synchronization between different machines

What you need is BitTorrent Sync. It meets all your requirements: Works on both Windows and Linux Can be configured to transparently synchronize an existing folder structure Allows access to the ...
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Quickest method to transfer a couple files between Windows and Android

As you requested it, let me introduce a few candidates from my list matching your requirement of being used "by pointing device". These will require ADB setup on your Windows PC, USB Debugging enabled ...
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Software to clone two hard drives

What you're looking for is Disk Image Backup. Windows has this feature built in so you don't even have to download anything. Disk Image Backup basically creates a completely identical copy of a ...
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Program capable of syncing large number of small files

Well, you don't specify the gratis tag, so ... I tried all the free synch programs. I even recommended some of them on this site (the best being http://www.freefilesync.org/). But, in the end, I ...
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Windows software to compare thousands of files byte-by-byte

If the similarly structured tree is identical you can use Beyond Compare. This software can easily compare folders and its content
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Where can I find a GUI tool to duplicate files across a system as they change?

Well, it took more than "several weeks" to make this tool. I'm calling it File Tracker - a bulk diff/merge tool for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux desktop: https://file-tracker.cubiclesoft.com/ File ...
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Rsync like program for Windows 7

Aside from the Cygwin package mentioned by Kodiologist (and by extension one for MobaXterm), there's also cwRsync, and Grsync )which also works as a GUI for rsync on UNIX systems too). You could also ...
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Firefox add-on to sync only a single bookmarks folder

I am in the same boat. I'm posting here to keep track of any updates. A short term fix I've done is using the manual export bookmarks to HTML from the first computer, editing that HTML to only include ...
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Alternative to Windows Briefcases for syncing folders on the computer with removable drives

It used to be free (and I still run one of the last betas, I really ought to upgrade) but bvckup should replicate this functionality. You can set it to automatically backup and use 'device tracking' ...
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Alternative to Windows Briefcases for syncing folders on the computer with removable drives

I use FreeFileSync. It matches most of what you've described: Free Supports Windows 8 and Linux operating systems The Windows version supports exFAT Has two-way sync Keeps backups of previous ...
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Simple free tool to back up my SD card with my PC

FTPServer + WinSCP Consider using an FTP server. You'd be able to backup your data wirelessly without having to figure out how to connect your device as a USB mass storage. On your phone: Download ...
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What software will help manage subsets of files?

Free Commander Free commander is a powerful file manager that can save/load selections to/from a text file. If you have a file Greg.txt (default extension is .sel but any other text extension also ...
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Looking for a sync program that can replace and restore files

You can try FreeFileSync. It syncs folders, and can be configured to save backups of the original files. Other features include: Free Include/exclude files via filter Binary file comparison Keep ...
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Synchronizing photos between PC, Android, IPhone

I use Google Drive to share pics between my PC, iPad, and Android phone. Odds are it would work just fine with an iPhone and Android tablet too. It comes with 15 GB of free storage, and it's extremely ...
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App to send a file from phone to phone without using network

You might wish to take a look at my list for Filetransfer between two Android devices – I'm sure you'll find your candidate there. And I'm pretty sure it will be something like... SuperBeam, which ...
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File synchronisation tool for family

There are multiple possibilities – but as kurast already pointed out in the comments on your question, more than 2 machines without a "centralized server" will certainly lead to merge conflicts sooner ...
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