Questions tagged [synchronization]

The process of keeping multiple copies of a dataset, that may or may no reside in different locations, in coherence with one another.

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How to download folders larger than 20GB on Dropbox without a Pro account

I have had a folder shared with me containing a few TB of files, about 1GB each. With any other cloud storage service I could simply download the whole folder at once or use something like rclone to ...
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Sync Google Docs Action Items with Google Tasks

In Google Docs (as well as Sheets and Slides), one can assign an "action item" (e.g. some to-do) to another person by marking him/her in a comment (link). Also, there is the "Google Tasks" feature ...
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Amazon Cloud Drive for photo backup - how does it handle edited photos?

I backed up all my photographs to my cloud drive and then found that there's no way to synchronise photos so they continue to stay updated. (Also read this thread). I know that you can drag a file ...
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Bi-Directional Sync between Google Music and Banshee

Is there any way to sync Google Music, preferably including playlists, with Banshee on Ubtuntu 11.10? The Google Music agent appears to download purchased and free music, but it seems to only be a ...
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Keep multiple sheets synchronised (both ways)

I need to have multiple Google Sheets be synced both ways. For example: I have a "master" sheet that has all of my information. And then I have multiple "filtered" sheets. Each filtered sheet only ...
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Howto sync offline sheet from Sheets app

I did some offline work on a google sheet file on my mobile using Sheets app. I actually did not realize that I am offline, as I never set this option, at least not on purpose. After I connected to ...
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How to "ignore" syncing of specific photos with Google Photos?

I have Google Photos on my iOS device. It has successfully synced most of my photos, but there are about 120 old photos that for one reason or the other it cannot sync (it doesn't give me specifics, ...
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How can I automatically sync deleted photos between my desktop and Google Photos?

Now that Google has decoupled Google Photos and Google Drive, Photos no longer syncs with my desktop Mac. Whereas before, deleting an image from the web app/Finder also removed that image from the ...
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Control/limit file versions for lage files in Nextcloud

For security reasons, I'm packing extra sensitive information in Veracrypt containers before uploading them to my Nextcloud. I see my Nextcloud growing, since a small change inside the container ...
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How to migrate big folder from one Google Drive to another

My GDrive account is too full: 172 GB. Since I cannot purchase 200 GB subscription (there are only 100 GB or 1TB). I decided to balance out some big folders to my second google account — all ...
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How to sync Last.fm loved tracks with Google Music liked

Google Music has a nice feature to automatically download the liked tracks. I have a long history of loved tracks in Last.fm and want to have them all in my devices. I'm also using MusicBee in my ...
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How can I remove a device from btsync?

In the BitTorrent Sync web interface, there's a GUI for managing folders and devices. However, I seem to have accidentally linked the same Nexus 5 twice. How can I remove (or unlink) one of these ...
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Can I sync a CalDav calendar with Google Calendar?

I have what I was hoping could be a shared family calendar set up on OwnCloud. I have no problem syncing it to Sunbird and my phone, but my spouse uses Google Calendar (ie. http://calendar.google.com) ...
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Can I import or sync Apple/iCloud's Reminders into Google Inbox reminders?

I'd like to try to switch from iCloud's Reminders to Google Inbox ones. Can I automatically sync them? If I can't, can I at least one-way import them? My devices are a Mac running 10.10 and an ...
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Can I sync my Evernote bookmarks into a major browser's bookmarks bar?

Call me crazy, but I think the bookmark bar provides a good purpose. It's right there, and that's invaluable to UX — no second layer required. But vanishingly few services care to integrate, it ...
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Forcing Google Docs to update

I have shared a document and its public presentation is not quite the same as I see in the editor. Some equations fail in the public viewer and I need to tune them. This means a lot of edit and view ...
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Backup Chrome synced data (accounts/passwords)

Today I realized I lost 2+ years of web account/password data that was synced across all of my Chrome instances (iOS, Win7, total of 4 computers). My bookmarks were OK. It's happened to a few people ...
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Dropbox picture sync: Skip RAW files?

I like the convenience of having Dropbox keep track of my photos because it tends to work with my devices over 3G (I am often tethering to my phone with my iPad and Macbook) as well as Wifi, but it's ...
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How to stop Google Photos from trying to process .svg files as images

I have some .svg files created in Inkscape. I don't want or need them to be converted/compressed for storage on Google Photos; just to be backed up. How can I stop the Can't add <x> files to ...
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Google Backup and Sync deletes files after syncing them

There's a google drive shared folder that I wish to download on my drive. The shared folder appears on my drive and is too big to be downloaded via a browser (271Go). I use sync to get it on my ...
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How does the auto creation and 2-way sync of calendar events work?

When you create a calendar event in Outlook and invite someone with a Gmail address, that invitee will get an email with a .ics file attached. This event is automatically added to the recipient's ...
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Google Calendar does not sync the remote calendar added via webcal:// url (anymore)

On my website I offer a Google Subscription Link like https://www.google.com/calendar/render?cid=<target> so my guests can import my Events in their Google Calendar. The target is a webcal-Link ...
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Export / sync shared ’Public’ Facebook events from our Facebook Page with external calendar

We set up a Google calendar for our community years ago and it has proved to be a useful resource for many, especially those who do not use Facebook for whatever reason. However over the past few ...
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Encrypt selected data only in Google Contacts?

Is there a way to have let's say an online CRM platform sync its contact details in realtime with Google Contacts, but hide the contact's phone numbers or encrypt them for certain users of the CRM ...
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Syncing Google Docs with Microsoft Onenote?

Does anyone know a way to sync Google Docs with Microsoft Onenote? If syncing is not possible, then even triggering a backup would be nice. I know that IFTTT and Zapier can copy from Evernote, but I ...
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Twitter accounts with Facebook fan pages

I have number of fan pages on my Facebook account. I am trying to get a Twitter account for each page, but because I already have my own Twitter account it will not let me connect the fan page ...
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How can I sync new content in Google Drive folder, but keep existing content off disk?

I want to sync a folder in Google Drive to my system, but only the folder, so it becomes sort of a drag-drop to my Google Drive. I want the content to be removed from my local HD when the sync is ...
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Gmail + Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook + Outlook send mail as

Win7-64 / Outlook 2010 / GASMO 3.5.370.990 We use Google Apps for Business. Our company main domain @abc with other domains (e.g. @xyz) associated. Our primary email setting is with the @abc domain. ...
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How to avoid declined Outlook invitations when syncing one-way?

I am using Google Calendar Sync 0.9.4.1 with Sync Options of 1-way: Microsoft Outlook calendar to Google Calendar. However, several of my invitations are not showing up. I learn that for at least one ...
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Sync Yahoo! calendar with Outlook calendar

I'd like to sync my Yahoo! calendar with an Outlook calendar. I know how to do this, but after sync, I can't change the meetings anymore. How do I solve this problem?
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Sync multiple outlook Calendar with one Google Calendar

In my website I need to sync a google calendar on which the customer can ask for a meeting, with outlook calendar for each of my employees. Is there a way to do it?
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What determines the frequency of Google contacts syncing?

What determines the frequency of Google contacts syncing between my Google account and my Android device? Can it be controlled? (perhaps via scripting, or else...) As an aside (and I would post a ...
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How do I get "appointment slots" from Google Calendar to show up in desktop Fantastical / iOS Fantastical?

I've created "appointment slots" in the Google Calendar web-interface; they show up as events with a little 'four-square' icon next to their name: Unfortunately, these 'events' aren't ...
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When syncing two phones which shows on Google activity

When syncing two phones together does only the primary phone show up on my activity on Google account or will it show the secondary phone if its the secondary phone using a certain app?
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Migrate Google Chats from One Google Account to Another

I have two Google accounts - an old one that I used for a while as a kid, and a new one I opened when I became a working professional and needed a professional-looking personal email address. It's ...
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Should changes be made to the e-mail client or actual e-mail account itself?

Sometimes I'm unsure if I should change Outlook or the Gmail settings. For example, I noticed both Gmail and Outlook asked me for my real name. I'm connecting by IMAP. Why is this and what happens if ...