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by Plerry
17 Nov 2018, 18:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RTS Question
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: RTS Question

@rp_filesync:
Did you bother to read and try the suggestion in the post right above yours?
by Plerry
07 Nov 2018, 14:57
Forum: Help
Topic: Empty folders on mirror side
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Empty folders on mirror side

No own experience, but you might want to look into
Using a graphical or command-line tool:
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/easily-removing-empty-directories-from-windows/
Using a direct command line entry:
https://superuser.com/questions/39674/recursively-delete-empty-directories-in-windows
by Plerry
07 Nov 2018, 07:48
Forum: Help
Topic: Empty folders on mirror side
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Empty folders on mirror side

Correct! FFS creates folders in the destination (mirror) location to duplicate the folder structure of the source location in the destination (mirror) location, as far as necessary to copy synced files into. Conversely, FFS does not remove folders in the destination (mirror) location upon such folde...
by Plerry
05 Nov 2018, 16:01
Forum: Help
Topic: Include File Specification
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Include File Specification

It is not clear where exactly you stand now in terms of definition of left- and right-base-locations and include and exclude filters. Possibly you are making some (in hindsight) obvious mistake. So, let's starts simple. I would suggest you clear your include filter (make sure it contains just an * (...
by Plerry
04 Nov 2018, 17:00
Forum: Help
Topic: Include File Specification
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Include File Specification

... using \*\iix*.zip as the include mask. … But only 50% of the .zips were synced. If the 50% not being synced is in the root of your left- or right-base location location, that result is to be expected. By specifying an include definition \*\iix*.zip you include all iix*.zip files in subfolders o...
by Plerry
02 Nov 2018, 08:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions about FreeFileSync
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Questions about FreeFileSync

Your requirements are very specific and certainly not a standard/simple synchronization. And although FreeFileSync (FFS) (in my view) is not (just) a standard/simple synchronization tool, is does not support (all of) your above requirements. FFS might be useful in performing part of the above functi...
by Plerry
02 Nov 2018, 08:14
Forum: Help
Topic: Syncing with RTS on FTP storage
Replies: 14
Views: 2235

Re: Syncing with RTS on FTP storage

The-Night wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 22:41
… But if instead of continuing to say, that ftp does not support folder monitoring, you would explain why. ...
This is comparable to asking a tire manufacturer to explain why a car with his tires can not fly …
Flying simply is not a supported feature of the car!
by Plerry
02 Nov 2018, 08:03
Forum: Help
Topic: FTP protocol does not support directory monitoring
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: FTP protocol does not support directory monitoring

Obviously, Zenju can not change what is or is not supported by the FTP protocol. You write: I have to synchronize local folders with those on an ftp server From your description it is not clear what sync you are exactly running. If you are running a Mirror or Update sync in which your local folders ...
by Plerry
23 Oct 2018, 07:11
Forum: Help
Topic: Real Time works randomly
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Real Time works randomly

Your notion of how RealTimeSync works seems flawed. RTS does e.g. not "run every 30 to 20 seconds". The Manual page explains how RTS works and what it does. Particularly the last paragraph explains the meaning of the Idle-time. A Windows update might impact what is written where and how often. If su...
by Plerry
19 Oct 2018, 10:55
Forum: Help
Topic: Sync to 2 different targets
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Sync to 2 different targets

I do not understand why things go wrong in your case, but … : It seems you are running the A=>B and A=>C syncs as separate syncs (because you describe the syncs in terms of running these one "after" the other). If these are A to B, respectively A to C Mirror or Update type syncs (so: no files are tr...
by Plerry
11 Oct 2018, 06:42
Forum: Help
Topic: Trying to delete non existent files on USB external drive
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: Trying to delete non existent files on USB external drive

… lately FreeFileSync thinks there are files in the Recycle bin on the external drive and tries to delete them and fails. The error message does not suggest FFS (FreeFileSync) thinks there are files in the Recycle bin that it tries to remove, but rather that there are files (in some yet obscure fil...
by Plerry
09 Oct 2018, 08:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Feature request] Switch Filter Priority
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: [Feature request] Switch Filter Priority

What you describe above does not seem to be a "first do this, then do that" approach, but instead a re-definition of the de-facto industry-standard that an asterix ("*") stands for any number (including 0) of arbitrary characters, so including a slash ("/") or backslash ("\"). Your proposal seems to...
by Plerry
08 Oct 2018, 11:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Feature request] Switch Filter Priority
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: [Feature request] Switch Filter Priority

There is no priority in the filter rules, so nothing can be reversed from allow-deny into deny-allow. As per the relevant FFS-manual page : "Files and directories are only considered for synchronization if they pass all filter rules. They have to match at least one entry in the include list and none...
by Plerry
08 Oct 2018, 11:03
Forum: Help
Topic: Preserve left & right panels after processing
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Preserve left & right panels after processing

In other words:
After running your sync press the "=" button ("Show files that are equal") behind "Select view:" mid-below the two (left and right) comparison results windows.
by Plerry
04 Oct 2018, 16:20
Forum: Help
Topic: Proper method help
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Proper method help

lwoodhouse wrote:
04 Oct 2018, 01:00
… but based on your answer I'm guessing it hasn't been added?
I am not the author, just (meanwhile) a bit experienced user.
But I don't remember having seen it in any of the change logs.
by Plerry
03 Oct 2018, 18:24
Forum: Help
Topic: Proper method help
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Proper method help

If that is your concern, why not split it up in smaller, better sizeable parts?
by Plerry
27 Sep 2018, 08:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: version 10.4 long initializing and .lock files
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: version 10.4 long initializing and .lock files

rvboutin9 wrote:
26 Sep 2018, 15:21
… and excluding all tmp file with the filter *ffs.tmp ...
This should not be necessary.
FFS excludes its own system-files already by default.
by Plerry
27 Sep 2018, 08:06
Forum: Help
Topic: Mirror vs 2-way Synchronization
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Mirror vs 2-way Synchronization

I mixed up your references d) and e)
  • Your assumption d) was correct (in line with my reaction to your initial post)
  • My earlier "As far as assumption d) is concerned, ..."
    should have read "As far as assumption e) is concerned, ..."
Sorry for the confusion!
by Plerry
26 Sep 2018, 06:57
Forum: Help
Topic: Mirror vs 2-way Synchronization
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Mirror vs 2-way Synchronization

As far as I know (I am not the developer and have not used FFS in all conceivable ways ...) your assumptions a), b) and c) are correct. As far as assumption d) is concerned, the assumption is correct if said subfolder (or any if its subfolders) contains at least one (non-excluded) file. Look at it i...
by Plerry
25 Sep 2018, 12:10
Forum: Help
Topic: Mirror vs 2-way Synchronization
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Mirror vs 2-way Synchronization

As you describe your needs, you should use the Mirror variant. To the extent that you do not exclude items from the sync, this will result in the Target containing an exact file level copy of the Source after an FreeFileSync (FFS) sync. The only limitation is that folders deleted from the Source, bu...
by Plerry
19 Sep 2018, 19:47
Forum: Help
Topic: FFSynch gives blanks on this Synch Setup
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: FFSynch gives blanks on this Synch Setup

You describe your filter-settings e.g. as include: *.mp4 , *.mpg Please note a comma is not a valid separator in filter definitions, see here . Multiple filter entries need to be placed on individual lines (i.e. separated by a CR/LF) or when used on the same line separated by a vertical bar " | " se...
by Plerry
08 Sep 2018, 15:05
Forum: Help
Topic: sync failure and error messages
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: sync failure and error messages

The message is pretty clear:
FreeFileSync (FFS) tries to write the files "/Volumes/GREEEN 2TB/sync.ffs_lock" and "/Volumes/MASTER/sync.ffs_lock" but the user under which user-credentials FFS is run does have at least no write-access in those folders.