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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Google Photos not syncing album names

I use Google Photos on my Android phone and everything is automatically split into albums e.g. Whatsapp images are in their own folder, separate from my camera photos. But when I sync them online they ...
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I see two UserAgent-Switcher for google chrome and I can't sync and login into my chrome account

After several attempts I've been able to install successfully Google Chrome (not Chromium),following this tutorial on FreeBSD 13R: https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/linuxulator-how-to-run-google-...
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Does clearing one's Google Drive old photo files also remove photos in Google Photos?

Way back when Google Drive was synced with Google Photos - i.e. I've had my photos backed up to Drive with Google Backup & Sync, and they'd automatically show up in Google Photos. I need to free ...
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Google drive backup : How do I sync only from my computer to drive?

I have configured a streaming backup for my computer on drive. But I see the drive and my computer is synced both ways, that is when I delete something on my computer it gets reflected on drive and ...
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Why doesn't outlook.com sync the inbox regularly?

I have an old Hotmail email account that I browse using the Outlook.com web interface. For a very long time now, the web interface no longer syncs with the server to check for new incoming emails. I ...
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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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How to delete Google Photos folder from Drive without loosing non-image files from the same folder?

As per Google's blog post, deleting an image/video from Drive will not delete it from Photos. But this doesn't mean deleting the Google Photos folder is safe. If we delete it, then files inside Google ...
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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 sync my local files in a shared Google drive folder?

I have been given access to a shared Google Drive folder. I want to download the content of that Google drive, modify / add / remove content in that on regular basis on my local machine. I want 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 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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Sync some deletions to google photos from iPhone [closed]

I frequently take redundant photos without deleting them. Yesterday, I was on Apple Photos deleting all the redundant ones on my phone. I did this all the way to February, deleting about half the ...
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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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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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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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Which filename extensions are NOT safe to move outside of a syncing Google Drive folder? (because the corresponding Google Docs will be deleted)

When syncing Google Drive to your computer, the following SHORTCUT files will be synced, which link to the online web-based Google Docs documents... .gdoc .gslides .gsheet .gdraw .gtable .gform ...
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Which Google Photos are not on my device?

I have Google Photos app on my phone set up so that every picture I take with my phone ends up also on Google Photos online. Sometimes, however, it asks me if I want to free up space on my phone by ...
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Deleting files from Google Drive [duplicate]

I want to remove files from Google Drive, but I don't want them deleted from my hard drive. when I delete something from Google Drive it tells me that it will also be removed from my computer. I don't ...
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How Syncing affects multiple Gmail accounts

I have multiple Gmail accounts and recently added a GSuite account for a non-profit with which I'm working. I'd like my bookmarks/folders to appear the same on both laptop and desktop computers for ...
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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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Google Drive showing device data without my consent [closed]

I signed in three Google accounts on my android phone. In Google account synchronization settings, I unchecked Google Drive so that no data from Google Drive server synced to phone and no data from ...
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Sync Chrome with personal G Suite account

I changed my gmail to a personal G Suite account. I'm the only user and the main reason was to have my personal domain with the G Suite (+ some of the benefits with storage). However I'm struggling ...
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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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Google Drive indigestion over folder I moved from one place to another

I have Google's Backup and Sync (current incarnation of Google Drive for PC) installed on two laptops. In the web interface, on Chrome, I dragged the folder "Tools" to the folder "Automation." On ...
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Is File Stream really supposed to replace Google Drive (Backup and Sync Google)?

Does Google really intend to replace Google Drive (Backup and Sync Google) with File Stream, as I have read? (For example https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/07/google-launches-drive-file-stream-to-...
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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 sync Google Contacts with Outlook 365 contacts?

Is it possible to sync Google Contacts with Outlook 365 contacts?
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To share current Google Calendar to another Gmail account?

I know how you can export your calendar but I do not know how you can synchronise your Google Calendar to another of your Gmail accounts.
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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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Is there a way to synchronise 'attending' Facebook events with Google Calendar?

There is a way to sync all Facebook events with Google Calendar: Synchronising Facebook events with Google Calendar but I couldn't find a way to sync only attending events. Is there a way to do so?
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How to backup and restore Google Docs files?

If I download Google Docs or Google Sheets files from Google Drive to a local hard disk using rclone or Google Takeout, I end up getting files in MS Office format (.docx., .xlsx etc.). Now, I can ...
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Google Backup&Sync and Photos - double quota hit?

I switched from using Google Drive+Photos Uploader to Google Backup&Sync. I select my photos folder to sync, and also select to upload photos to Google Photos as well. Now in Google Drive I have ...
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Managing pictures with Google Backup and Sync, Photos and Drive

I recently bought more storage from Google Drive because I intend to have a cloud backup of all my documents and photos, but I am having trouble understanding how syncing works for photos between ...
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How to synchronise a folder from GitHub repository branch upon commit to a Dropbox directory?

I have a GitHub repository with multiple branches that I and others regularly commit to, but I'm only interested in the master branch here. Whenever this is committed to, I want to sync new and ...
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Restoring previous file versions through Google Drive

I have an InDesign file that I've been working on that is stored in my Google Drive folder. I am trying to restore it to a previous version. However I see no option for it based on what I read online....
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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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How to sync Office 365 / Google Apps calendars because Google Assistant can't access calendar?

I decided last week to move off of iOS and picked up a new Google Pixel. My Google login account is a paid Google Apps account associated with my primary email address. I no longer use Google Apps for ...
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Synchronising one Yahoo! email account from another Yahoo! account?

I had connected a Yahoo! email (account 1) under another Yahoo! email (account 2). I accessed account 1 almost exclusively through this connection through account 2. Apparently, during the data ...
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Share Calendar with two Google accounts

I have two Google accounts, say Account1 and Account2. I use and maintain a single calendar from Account1. Each time I'm in Account2 and need to add a calendar event, I log out of Account2 then into ...
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How Drive synchronization works when we share a file?

I would ask you a question about the design of Google Drive in terms of synchronization of files among users. Let me describe a simple scenario with the usual Alice (A) and Bob (B) personas. A ...
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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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Can I use Google Calendar to manage absences and sick notes for a micro-school?

Context: I'm starting a micro-school for 30-50 students. We want to manage absences and sick notes electronically. Parents should be able to schedule future absences and excuse past absences for their ...
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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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How Google Photos synchronization works with Google Drive?

When you allow; Your mobile or desktop synchronize photos to your google+, google photos. These photos can show into your account drive within a folder called google photos. Now when you synchronize ...
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Two-way sync with Google Photos?

I am using Google Photos and quite happy with it, including the option to automatically upload images from both my phone and my camera (via a computer). However, I am uncomfortable with all those ...
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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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Google Photos Backup Size

I am sure that you all know that Google offers the free backup of photos through their Google Photos App. I've since found out that the free backup, as Google advertises, with reduced photo quality ...
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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 ...