kramttocs

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  1. Been away for awhile but just bought Pro so I was re configuring MyDevices and ran into this problem again/still. I surely thought it would have been resolved by now.

    Helen - thanks for that but it's not really the correct answer or solution to this. It's a step backwards. Reiterating a lot of this thread but what we should be able to do is create an Advanced folder on MyDeviceA then go to MyDeviceB and connect it. During the connect process it should ask us if it's RW or RO. The Advanced folder says you can change permissions on the fly so why shouldn't it be able to do this when using MyDevices. We should have the ability on MyDeviceB at anytime to change it from RW to RO. Using Standard folders and copying keys isn't what is needed here.


  2. I don't get it. Why do it like this?

    To my knowledge the biggest issues were with the imposed 10 folder limit and subscription model you had to pay for to avoid the 10 folder limit.

    Now you remove the 10 folder limit in the free version and introduce a lifetime license that gives you Selective Sync and Permission Changing. Also the license is only for 2.x -the ONLY reference I have found to that is in the post above and the FAQ regarding that is horribly worded. We also don't know if your major releases are on a yearly cycle or not - @PowerScissor was spot on with his post/questions.

    I never got the impression that the Selective Sync or Permission Changing was as big a part of the argument in the 'broke a promise' thread as the 10 folder limit.

    I just don't see the business sense in it. It seems like you would get a lot more purchasers if you had either required the pseudo-lifetime license to get > 10 folders OR it was truly an absolute lifetime license. For all I know I am in the minority but those two features aren't enough to sell me on 2.x yet.


  3. Can someone clarify this as I am not seeing how the answer addresses the question? (from FAQ)

     

    Q: If I purchase a non-subscription license of Sync for personal use, will I be charged for major product updates in the future?

    A: Non-subscription licenses will be subject to the standard product warranty but no Priority subscription support.

     

     

    http://help.getsync.com/customer/portal/articles/2113928


  4. @colinabroad - don't we all :)

    @newvisionmedia - like colin said, using keys or manually linking them is the way to go. I can't seem to get the granular control like I want if I use mydevices.

    To do this I created a new folder on PC A selecting a drive. Then shared the link via email, opened it on PC B and when prompted for the save location I selected the a drive (I think I had to actually 'open' the drive in the select window), click OK, and then delete the automatically appended drive letter from PC A.


  5. ^^ this is more and more becoming the issue. This thread specifically was a hot topic with a lot (some good some not) of feedback. Yet there was very, very little response from staff. So my greatest disappointment isn't so much the changes in 2.0 but the lack of explanation and consideration from the staff. A lot of users commented on the integrity of the company with the 2.0 changes but this lack of acknowledgement/caring speaks more to their [lack of] integrity in my book.


  6. Ah gotcha. Gotta watch those User B's out there...

     

    Hopefully a mod or someone that has tested the overwrites can chime in (I always check Overwrite Changes as it fits my needs) but how I understand it is (basically yes to your last question):

     

    Assuming Overwrite Changes isn't checked for User B or C

    1. User A (source) shares the R/O key

    2. User B changes a file they received from User A. That file is now outside of the sync process kind of like it was added to the IgnoreList

    3. User C would not get anything until User A comes online because User B doesn't really have the file


  7. well, that would be a really cool feature if Sync can manage to do that.

    If we have a decode device to play on TV (say chromecast/kodi) and we can just let the device to download/stream data through EVERY PEERS.

    would that ever work?

    'Ever'? Maybe - future's unpredictable. But for now, no. That's not syncing which is all btsync is for.


  8. Please if you have good arguments, explain to me, maybe i miss something, but for me this version is nice, and i don't plane to move to another. Pretty sure that if they move to a reasonable price i'll take the pro version.

    If you're happy with it why do you want to be convinced otherwise? I recommend reading the Broke A Promise thread for people's reasoning. No point repeating it all again.


  9. wweich's way of removing it prior to uninstalling btsync definitely seems the best way by far.

     

    Though it looks like there is a way to do it on Windows but it doesn't seem to propagate to all of the other valid MyDevices.

    Not sure if there will be any repurcusions after the trial is over either...

     

    In \AppData\Roaming\BitTorrent Sync\.SyncUserXXXXXXXX\ there is a devices folder. I stopped BTSync, opened the folders and read through the info.dat files, finding two old devices I don't use anymore. Deleted those folders, started up BTSync and those two devices no longer show in MyDevices.

    But on my Android they still do.

     

    What's interesting is that the .SyncUserXXXXX folder is synced (note the folder icon and more importantly the .sync subfolder with the standard IgnoreList and such). I assume this is [only] synced across devices registered in MyDevices but if so, then why didn't my folder deletions propagate? R/O?

     

    Interesting that BTSync can sync a directory invisible to the UI :D Although it is a clever way to use the application itself to keeps the whole MyDevices thing in sync.