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  1. I'm trying to set up BT Sync so that it uses my home network rather than the internet so that it backs up as quickly as possible. I'm backing up, rather than syncing, several folders from my phone to my pc. Both are connected to my router wirelessly. The issue I have is that the backup isn't happening, probably because the devices can't see each other. I have disabled the following settings for each folder: Use relay server when required Use tracket server Search DHT network I have Search LAN enabled. A screenshot of the settings can be seen here: https://imgur.com/bjiYih Looking at the network map (using this workaround as they got rid of the network map for Windows 8) I can't see the phone so I think the first step is making my phone visible on my home network. I've googled for this but if there is a solution out there it's swamped under simple connecting phone to wifi issues, rather than the visibility to other devices being addressed. I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S4. I'm not sure whether the devices should be able to find each other anyway even if I can't see the phone on the network map.
  2. Thanks for your response RomanZ. I ended up uninstalling the app because of the file duplication issue. I can't tell if it was a bug or if I wasn't using it properly. The latter may be true, I was trying to use the sync setting for backup purposes. I'm now using the backup setting (for some reason I couldn't/didn't find the backup option until after I reinstalled the app. Perhaps I had version 1.3 on my phone, rather than version 1.4). Either way, when I uninstalled the app I suddenly had 6gb of free space on my SD card. In my post earlier I mentioned that after running my first sync it used up all the free space on my SD card. I had no idea it was this much. The only explanation can be that it duplicated the files it was meant to sync. Could this be something to do with Simple Mode and the files being copied to the default directory before syncing, rather than being synced from their original location only? Regardless, I'm now running the backup utility and it's working well.
  3. Thanks for your reply GreatMarko. The problem is that even with the value set to 0, when I delete a file on my phone it deletes the file on my PC. Unless I misunderstood the post the purpose of setting the value to 0 is to prevent this from happening.
  4. I have followed all the steps and when I delete a file on the phone it also deletes it on my PC. WHen I set the value it puts an asterisk to the left of the 0. Screenshot here https://imgur.com/4WtM1x5
  5. Hi RomanZ, thanks for your response. On closer inspection what appears to have happened is that BTSync has created a file structure inside the directory (my phone)\Card\Android\data\com.bittorrent.sync\files for all the folders I wanted to sync from the SD card of my phone to my PC. This file structure is mirrored on my PC and all the files I wanted to transfer have been transferred. There are no duplicates of these files on the phone. So far so good. The bit that's caused the confusion: I added files from both my phone SD card and internal memory to be synced, and I used the same BTSync folder on my SD card to do this. BTSync has copied the files that I wanted to sync from the phone storage to the directory mentioned above on the SD card before syncing them to my PC. This has taken up 1.7gb of space which has now completely filled my SD card. I notice that there are 2 BTSync directories on my phone, one on the SD card (mentioned above) and one on the phone storage ((my phone)\Phone\Android\data\com.bittorrent.sync\files). Do I need to send data from my SD card to one folder on my PC, and data from my phone itnernal memory to a different folder? I hope all that makes sense. It's taken up quite a lot of my time today trying to get my head round it.
  6. When I create a folder on my android to sync to my PC, what does BTSync do with the files that I choose to sync? Does it: 1. Leave them in their old directory and send them to my BTSync folder on my PC. 2. Move them to the BTSync folder on my phone and then send them to my BTSync folder on my PC. 3. Copy the files to the BTSync folder on the phone and also leave them in their old location, thus creating duplicates, before sending the files to my BTSync folder on my PC. I ask because I've set it up to sync some folders to my PC and the old directories are there but some of them are empty and some aren't i.e. the file structure is there but the content is now in the phone BTSYnc folder. However, this has not happened for all the folders, namely my photos. The SD card is now completely full, which makes me think BTSync has created duplicates, and so my phone is really slow. There doesn't seem to be a single rule that BTSync has followed, it's done a mix of the above. All the files I have selected to sync have been sent to my PC. If anyone could shed some light on the situation that would be greatly appreciated.