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  1. Aha! Extensions were off for some reason. I didn't know that's where that feature was controlled. Actually I didn't even know that BTS existed in the "Extensions" preference pane. Thanks! Working now.
  2. I have that menu in _one_ Mac but not on other: Here: Not here: How do I get it? Is there a system preferences setting somewhere
  3. I use “Selective Sync” to leave placeholder files so that I don't eat up my laptop’s hard drive. However, usually what I want to do when I download them is just get them onto my local computer, NOT open them. However, BTS seems to assume that once they are downloaded they should be opened with the default app. Is there a way to control that behavior?
  4. Answering my own question: The easiest way is to unlink each computer, and then create an ID with the primary, which you then use to link the subsequent ones.
  5. Yes, you are correct. I should have known better. What's the easiest way to wipe out my existing BTS config and start over? I don't want to have to manually disconnect all those folders on 5 different computers.
  6. I have 5 Macs. I have a “Pro” license (not subscription) for v.2 I want _most_ folders shared & sync'd between all 5 Macs. (I do not think I need the “advanced” features really, as I basically only share files with myself.) If I add a new folder on one Mac, I want it to show up on all of the others with “placeholder” files, because I often want to place them somewhere other than the default BTS directory. But the only way that I know how to get the new folder to a different machine is to click “Share” and then copy the link to a different computer and add it manually. There has to be an easier way, and I think I'm missing how it is “supposed" to work. What should I be doing differently?
  7. Well… awesome. I just updated my Synology to DSM 6 and BTS doesn't work? I'm going to assume that there was someone at BTS, Inc. who was working on this during the DSM beta period but somehow it slipped through anyway.
  8. Assume I have a folder called “Important Stuff” which syncs to my laptop and my desktop. Then I disconnect the laptop but keep the folder “Important Stuff” on it but do not delete or add files to it. Next, I make changes to “Important Stuff” on the desktop. It is very important that I not lose these changes. Now, if I reconnect “Important Stuff” on my laptop, is it safe to assume that the desktop version will overwrite the laptop version, not the other way around? (Let's assume for the sake of this discussion that “Important Stuff” is large enough that I really do not want to re-sync the entire folder if I can avoid it, as in over 100GB.)
  9. Nothing has changed with regard to ports and it has been working before this version
  10. One of my Macs is showing a banner at the bottom which says "cannot get the list of trackers" (see image). I have quit and restarted the app, but the message persists. I am using version 2.3.3 on a Mac running 10.11.3
  11. It used to be just .bts but now I see a variety of them including .btsz and others. I need to be able to tell Hazel not to process a file until it is in place, which means that it no longer has a BTS extension. Thanks!
  12. My Synology is running BTS 2.0.93. It syncs to Macs running 2.2.0, but I am pretty sure I have seen this even before the recent changes. Basically, if I am syncing a folder "TestDir" between my Mac and Synology, the Synology will see any changes that I make on my Mac. For example, if I create a file "from-mac.txt" in TestDir on my Mac, it will appear in the Synology "TestDir" folder. However, if I create a file "from-synology.txt" on the NAS in the TestDir folder, it does not sync to any of my other BTS clients. Furthermore, if I delete the "from-mac.txt" file _on the Synology_ that deletion does not seem to get reflected across other clients either. Any help would be appreciated. Followup: Ok, it does seem to send them, it just takes a lot longer for some reason. (Changes from the Macs are almost instant across the LAN, the changes from the Synology took 5-10 minutes. And this is just the creation/deletion of very small text files.)
  13. Because I'm still confused as to what is a pro / non-pro feature, and a nice web `<table>` would probably help me understand.
  14. Not a great day to make a tech announcement (Um, have you heard of Apple?) but still good news.
  15. Shouldn't these files (see image) be excluded by default?
  16. `mtime` seems like the clear choice for "winning" in a sync conflict battle over the same time. I believe this scenario is what causes Dropbox to create 'Conflicted Copy' files. That would be better than the silent replacement that BTS does.
  17. Assume 3 computers are syncing: A, B, and C. Each is syncing a folder called 'Foo' with a file called 'bar.txt' inside of it. Now 'C' disconnects from syncing 'Foo' for awhile (but keeps the folder), and A and B both continue to sync 'bar.txt'. 'C' then reconnects to sync. It has a copy of 'bar.txt' in 'Foo' but it's not up-to-date compared to A and/or B. However, it appears that 'C's copy of 'bar.txt' becomes the default, and replaces the copy of 'bar.txt' that has also been sync'd between A and B. I assume this happens because sync considers 'C's copy of 'bar.txt' to be 'newer' because 'C' just (re)joined the sync cycle, but shouldn't the modification date of 'bar.txt' be used instead? Because that does not seem to be what happens here.
  18. Aha! Well, if I can make a suggestion, it would be a lot easier if there was a way to do all of this at once, with an option for "LAN Syncing Only" that would disable the appropriate options and flush the cache. Also, Can I force Sync to do local network (LAN) syncing only and not sync via the Internet? should be updated with this information. (I assume you mean I just need to restart the app, not my laptop :-)
  19. That article seems like it should answer the question, but I just tried it, and it didn't work. With the settings below, the folder continues to sync as usual. (I have restarted BitTorrent Sync, just to see if that was necessary. It did not seem to have any effect.) I am using version 2.1.1
  20. I have lots of folders that I want to sync with any of my other computers over the Internet, but there are some folders I would like to ONLY sync on a local network. Imagine this scenario: A = Desktop computer at home B = Laptop C = Desktop computer at work Now assume that I have a large folder (multi GB) called "ReallyBigFolder" on 'C' that I want to have on 'B' and 'A' but it's not urgent and the network that 'C' is on has very very poor upload bandwidth. I can wait until the next time that I have my laptop at the office to sync "ReallyBigFolder" from 'C' to 'B' and then when I bring my laptop home, "ReallyBigFolder" can sync from 'B' to 'A'. Now… _most_ of my folders are not multi GB so 'C' can sync those normally, but is there a way to tell 'C' to only sync "ReallyBigFolder" on the local network? If so, how? Thanks!
  21. I do have pro. It's still not sharing folders, sometimes. Other times it works fine.
  22. 3 days later, they're all updated with the newest version of BTS, but none of them have this new folder.
  23. Over the past week or so, I have noticed that when I add new folders to my various Macs (all running 2.0.105), the folders do not always appear on the other Macs. I have to manually share them with myself in order to get them to appear. For example, today I created a folder called 'ASermonForEverySunday' and shared it on my Mac mini, but it has not yet appeared on my MacBook Pro. I have restarted BTS on both Macs.
  24. I turned those columns on, and today I confirmed that it _is_ re-downloading some files that are well over 100 MB in size, after I moved those files to a new sub-folder. I also configured that by looking at the window which shows which files are being downloaded and from where. For some reason, BTS did not recognize that those files just needed to be moved/renamed, and re-downloaded them instead.