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Folders Synchronization

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To synchronize or compare files first you must tell the software which folders you want to process, what you want to do with files and how you want to do it.

Here you can set some of the options and methods to use.
All the commands and option are available on this toolbar:
 

 
How to synchronize folders:

1.Select which folders you want to synchronize
You can select at toolbar Synchronize Folders or Synchronize Favorites method.
If you selected Synchronize Folders method then you must have two selected folders at Source & Destination Folder - Tree Views
If you selected Synchronize Favorites method then you must have selected folders set at Favorite Folders List
 
2.Selected Size Comparison Method
3.Select Date Comparison Method
4.Select whether you want to compare files contents or not
5.Select the course of the synchronization action
6.Click the Start button to begin
Synchronization results will be shown at Synchronization Report

 

How to compare folders:

1.Select which folders you want to compare
You can select at toolbar Compare Folders or Compare Favorites method.
If you selected Compare Folders method then you must have two selected folders at Source & Destination Folder - Tree Views
If you selected Compare Favorites method then you must have selected folders set at Favorite Folders List
 
2.Selected Size Comparison Method
3.Select Date Comparison Method
4.Select whether you want to compare files contents or not
5.Select the course of the comparison action
6.Click the Start button to begin
Comparison results will be shown at Synchronization Report

 

Cancel

This command will stop comparison or synchronization on demand. It is enabled only when a process is in progress.
 


Size Comparison Methods

Here you may select how folders synchronizer will compare files against its sizes:
 

Off

If selected then files will not be compared against its sizes.

Size Smaller

If selected then the files sizes are compared.

If the size of source file is smaller then the size of target file, then source file will be synchronized

Size Equal

If selected then the files sizes are compared.

If the sizes of source and target file are equal then source file will be synchronized

Size Bigger

If selected then the files sizes are compared.

If the size of source file is bigger then size of target file, then source file will be synchronized

 

Date Comparison Methods


Here you may select how folders synchronizer will compare files against its dates:

Off

If selected then files will not be compared against its dates.
Date Created

If selected then the creation dates of files are compared.

If the Date Created property of source file is pointing to the later time then the Date Created property of target file, then source file is considered as Newer file.

Date Modified

If selected then the last modification dates of files are compared.

If the Date Modified property of source file is pointing to the later time then the Date Modified property of target file, then source file is considered as Newer file.

Note:

Date Modified is the most accurate and the default method for files synchronization.

Date Accessed

If selected then the dates when files were last accessed are compared.

If the Date Accessed property of source file is pointing to the later time then the Date Accessed property of target file, then source file is considered as Newer file.

 

Files Contents Comparisons Methods


Here you can select whether you want to compare files contents or not
If you select On then files will be compared byte by byte, please note that due to files sizes sometime this method may take time to finish.
 

 

Action


Here you can selected what kind of action will be taken during the synchronization. Synchronized files may be copied or moved between folders.

There are two options Copy or Move

We recommend to keep select a Copy action as default.  This method has no use with Favorite Folders list as they can be set separately

 

Synchronization Report


This report will show you the results of files comparison or synchronization
 

 

The following report columns will show you:

File Name

A file name of the source file that is compared to file in the target folder.

 

Status

This column will show the information about the status of current status or action, whether pending or taken when synchronizing comparing files.
If an error occurred then the error information is shown instead of the status information.

 

Size Source

Size of the source file in bytes

 

Size Target

Size of the target file in bytes. If file in the target folder does not exists then size is not shown.

 

Date Source

Date of the source file.

 
Date Target

Date of the target file in bytes. If file in the target folder does not exists then date is not shown.

 
The date type that is being shown depends on your selection. If you have selected either date modified, created or accessed at the toolbar

If you have selected No Date Comparison (Off) then the modification dates are shown of the source & target file.

 

Source File & Destination File

A full path to the source or target file. It will be either a new file that will be created or the file that already exist and will be replaced.