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  1. Remirus was super helpful. I basically looked through the logs and saw some temp files which " failed to verify signature ". I just deleted them. Once I did that the sync worked perfectly. I'm not sure about the version though. I had 1.4 before upgrading to 2.3.6. I do still have the bug on another folder I'm trying to sync. Here, the failed to verify signature is attached to a folder, not a bunch of temp files.
  2. I have BTsync 2.3.6 installed on a variety of Windows 8.1 x64 machines, and it's worked fine since I upgraded from 1.4. I have a large collection of folders that I sync successfully, some very large (nearly 200 Gb). I installed BTsync 2.3.6 on a new Windows 10 x64 machine, and I copied all my files from my old computer to the new one. I knew that BTsync is good about not re-transfering identical data, so I just added all the folders to the new machine and let them go about re-indexing. Everything went perfectly for every single folder save one. This one has about 80k files and 77 Gb of data. I have let the indexing process go on for days but it doesn't seem to end. I do see in the size column that it rapidly went up to the 77Gb size of the folder. In the sync window, all of my other folders say "synced xx minutes ago", while this one says "synced xx days ago". But actually, it's not synced; I add files to the equivalent folder on my other machines and it doesn't come over. There are two things that I can think of that distinguishes this particular folder. One is the number of files: my other folders might be larger, but none have this quantity of files. Then again, I have no problem syncing this volume of files beyond this particular Win10 machine. The second is that I tried to "add the folder" using the right click context menu item that came up after installing BTsync 2.3.6. I thought it was a shortcut to doing this manually within the program. Then BTsync complained about some files being missing and needing to re-start indexing from scratch. I let it do so. Just to be safe, I removed the folder and re-added it. I did this twice, and let it run for days each time. What can/should I do now?
  3. +1. No info on when indexing will finish (if ever) on a largish folder (77Gb, 70k files)
  4. Update: I'm able to do this once I click off "Simple Mode" in the Advanced options -- which I never noticed before. Now 2-way syncing works perfectly in 2.3.6. But it probably shouldn't be hidden like this. I can imagine lots of people liking the ability to essentially manage their phone's DCIM folder directly from the computer. With the 1.4 version of BTsync app on my Android phone (Oneplus One updated to Marshmallow), I was able to add my phone's internal camera folder (/storage/emulated/0/DCIM/Camera) as an ordinary sync folder. That is, not as a "backup" folder. Why would I want to do this? Simple. I sync this folder with my computer and my NAS; when I open up the sync app, the folder gets synced with both of these very quickly. Then, I can delete images I don't want from the temp folder, then move the ones I want to keep into my real pictures directly. And these moves and deletes automatically erase the images from my phone when the sync is complete! Now I don't have to remember what I did with what file. Perfect workflow. But with the upgrade to 2.3.6, that appears to have gone away. First, after uninstalling 1.4 and installing 2.3.6, my existing sync folder was gone. Ok I'll go an re-add it; I have the key after all. But I click the "+" button then choose "enter a key" (which seems like the logical route), I can enter the key but I can't select arbitrarily my phone's camera folder. Only subfolders in "storage/emulated/0/Download/BitTorrent Sync/". That's not what I want -- I want to go the camera folder directly. If instead I try "create folder" I get prompted with a chance to select a name, which again becomes a subfolder as above. I can't choose any folder I want. Scan QR code is just another way to enter a key. That's not going to help. Add backup I believe is the read only backup scenario I don't want (and it chooses the wrong folder, "/storage/emulated/0/Pictures" anyway. What can I do to go to my phone's camera folder with an already existing key? Thanks.
  5. Ok, this works. Maybe the user should be alerted more about this issue as it's not obvious the relevant owner changes between the two versions. Otherwise everything looks great.
  6. Yes, but I'd ask you if you could remind me how! Ok, is this the right tool for the job: "chown -R admin folderpath"?
  7. I just upgraded my Windows machines from 1.4 to 2.3.6 and the updates went perfectly. All the shared folders I had in the old version carried over into the new. Then I wanted to upgrade my Synology (5.x) installation of BTSync to 2.3.6. So I stopped the old 1.4 package, and uninstalled it. Then I manually installed 2.3.6. That went fine. But when I started the package, it had forgotten the very lengthy list of shared folders. Ok, fine, I can enter those manually (though it's a lot of work). But when I entered the read only key that I use for one of many shared folders, I got a warning that the folder had data in it already -- that's ok, I guess it'll just reindex. Then I was told I didn't have permission to write to this folder. How could that be, if I granted permissions enough for 1.4 to work? I see I only have four users, and I granted admin Read/Write access. Any ideas?
  8. For 1.4 too? Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  9. Any update on this? The x86-powered $199 Asus Android phone is very impressive -- but not if it can't run BTSync!
  10. Thanks to Helen, we're getting somewhere. After SSHing into my NAS, I have discovered that the owner of the btsync binary is "btsync". Eg, when I search for btsync (ps | grep btsync) I get: 18690 btsync 475m S /usr/local/btsync/bin/btsync --config /usr/local/bts But I infer that "btsync" the account doesn't have enough privileges. And I don't see the "btsync" account in my list of users to elevate its privileges. And the shared folder I want to sync on the NAS is owned by "root". So do I change the owner of btsync to "root" or do I change the owner of the folders "btsync"? The very confusing thing is that the account under Preferences --> Login of the BtSync WebUI is not "btsync" but rather the name I entered when I first installed BTsync! Admittedly I am using a community distribution of BTSync for Synology ( but this seems very odd to have to do!
  11. The only way I have been able to get around this problem is changing permissions to 777, eg, chmod 777 /volume1/Videos But isn't this a bit strange? And insecure? From my limited Unix understanding, I created a "user" within BTSync which has no permissions to write. But ... I don't see this user in my Synology control panel. So how can I give this user permission to write to the bunch of shared folders that I have created?
  12. Any ideas anyone? I haven't done anything special. I'm an advanced Windows user (admittedly a bit weak with Unix) with a new Synology-compatible NAS, which is supposed to have a GUI interface for BTsync. I run BTSync and the first thing I try to do is add a new sync folder -- whereupon I get the write permission error. Surely this isn't a unique use case....
  13. Ok. How? ps Shouldn't it be easier to, within the GUI, logout, and/or login as one of the machine's users?
  14. Hello, I have been happily using BTsync with my Windows machines without any issues. I just set up a new Synology NAS and installed BTSync 1.4.103 with the SynoCommunity GUI install. That part worked perfectly. I was asked for the name of the server, as well as to set up an account. I did so and the web interface started up. When I try adding a folder or connecting to an existing key, I get the "no write permissions for selected folder error". I'm a relative novice with using Linux based systems, so I'd prefer to avoid having to use a command line. It looks to me like the account I was asked to set up within BTsync doesn't have the correct permissions. But where does this account "live"? I don't see it in my list of users in the Diskstation control panel. One other question: how do I "logout" from BTsync on the server? I had an idea to log out and log back in with a Diskstation user with all the correct permissions. But I can't even find the logout button, despite inspecting every menu. Thanks for any help!
  15. I see that this is a known bug that I just experienced. Has anyone here been able to recover their overwritten files from SyncArchive?