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  1. That's awesome Helen. This update instantly seems to have fixed a problem with one of my folders containing very large files (like in the dozens of GB range), where the folder would be stuck for days at "synced" on device A, as "syncing with 2 mins remaining" on device B, however remaining empty on device B. Best regards David
  2. Also: this message is PLAIN WRONG: The folder is NOT actually removed from all devices. In fact, the folder is not removed from ANY device. The folder will only be removed from within Sync. All physical folders (and files) will be untouched! Please check the naming of stuff and improve the clarity of your instructions!
  3. However, let me express once again that this needs to be changed: I absolutely need to protect the contents of those two source folders named "current" from getting changed by a remote machine on sync. A setting needs to be added to set a folder read-only when adding it to Sync! Thanks for consideration. And by the way: why is a folder that I set to "Read Only" via the above (complicated) workaround BEING WRITTEN to ?
  4. At last, that is some good news, and let's *knockonwood* that Resilio Sync can remain to be awesome this way
  5. While I believe there is much room for improvement in Sync regarding this, I appreciate your concise answer.
  6. So, I'm adding a folder in Sync on my source machine. This folder appears (like all folders) immediately on all my peer machines -- but as Read&Write folder, which I don't want it to. Then I first have to disconnect this folder in Sync on a peer machine, in order to be able to insert the read-only key for this folder there. Only then does the folder act as a read-only folder on that peer machine: This is an extremely cumbersome and unintuitive approach, especially since that folder still appears as a Read&Write folder on all other peer machines, which is a) unwanted and
  7. Pardon? This answer is unacceptable because it is about as unreadable and unintelligible as CPU machine code.
  8. But that folder shows up already on all devices as soon as I create it. Then, when I add it using that read-only link, it shows up twice! That's very confusing, and it's not clear if and how the first instance of the folder can be removed or not.
  9. It should also not say "Read and Write" one one's folders if something else, particularly "Read Only" is not even available. I don't want to share a folder, I want to sync it to my own devices.
  10. Thank you -- but it says "Read-Only" even in your screenshot. However, I suppose that's only working for the link when you share folders with third parties... Too bad that it doesn't seem to be possible to do One-Way sync (among your own devices) with Sync!
  11. Yeah, something definitely wrong here. Sync still looks very much dead, judging from the almost non-existent communication and support. The last time anyone from support staff has posted anything was in June. Both Helen and RomanZ obviously are long gone
  12. Hi, I add a new folder on my source PC and choose "Read-Only". Instantly, the folder appears (and starts syncing) on all my devices -- as "Standard Folder - Read and Write". Why is that so, and how can I create a folder that syncs in "Read-Only" mode, i.e. where it is made sure that the client/target devices can't change the content of that folder? Thanks
  13. Hi, I have the same situation as the OP. I have now added a certain filetype extension to my local IgnoreList. The corresponding files have been synced already in the past. Now I want to delete these files from the local PC, however without deleting them from the remote PC. How do I go about that in order to make sure not to delete the source files on the remote PC? Or should I better add that filetype extension to the remote IgnoreList? Thanks!
  14. Same here. I'd also like to know how to hide folders (of my Sync Pro identity) on certain devices.
  15. So did I and received no reply. So, yes, Resilio Sync is dead. Or heavily restructuring
  16. Thank you JD. That calms me down a bit. Also thanks for your comparison between the two synchronization solutions. Using Syncthing at the moment only because it is portable and can be "installed" and run without admin rights (i.e. at work).
  17. Oh shit. Already trying out the (amazing) Synctrayzor in parallel, and after reading the above thinking about moving over there with all my stuff
  18. Also, the forum editor is broken. I can only edit the second to last but not the last post; simple quotes go awry all the time, uploaded images can only be moved into the post after posting and then editing it (which doesn't work either... ) EDIT: still can only edit some posts including this, but not the broken one with the screenshot above.
  19. The list of confusing/contradictory and incomplete information goes on. From here: How come that in Sync, under "Preferences -> License" there is no (or incorrect) mention of the actual license that I own? I have a Sync Pro License, but it says "Personal License" there, whatever that may be. And here: There is no "My devices" tab, there is no "Identity details" menu. And the fingerprint can not be viewed. I must say that the information you guys are presenting in the application and/vs. in the knowledgebase is awfully confusing and/or outdated and/or incorrect
  20. Again, thank you for checking the wording of Sync's terminology and program messages for more clarity and conciseness. From the above message's wording, I fear that the folder will be removed from ALL devices, since, after all, the device where this message is currently shown is a "linked device" as well, depending on the viewpoint. See for example here: From this, I conclude that "removing a folder from all linked devices" means removing it from all devices, because according to the above, all devices are linked (e.g. to the identity). So in case the above message actu
  21. Hi, is this still possible? Particularly, can I run Sync in a kind of portable mode on a Windows PC where I don't have admin rights for software installation? Thanks!
  22. Hello Sync Support, being a Sync User for a few years now, this issue keeps confusing me very much: Please comment on possibilities to consolidate this variety of terms which all seem to describe the same thing. Best regards David.P
  23. Thanks -- it seems the respective help site has moved here: https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/205458165-Ignoring-files-in-Sync-Ignore-List- In order to understand the concept, what would be the correct syntax if my synced folder is my hard drive E:\ and the folder I don't want synced is E:\FileHistory ? Is it correct if I add the line E:\FileHistory ....to the file "IgnoreList" in the "sync" folder? And do I have to add that line to the file "IgnoreList" on every synced machine, or is it sufficient to add the line on (any) one machine only?
  24. OK this seems to be resolved. The files in question contained a strange unicode character in the file name that was invisible to file explorers, and would only appear when the file name was copied to a text editor.
  25. Hi forum and support team, of my hundreds of thousands of synced files across like 5 machines, there are two image files that have been turning up for months in the Sync "History" list exactly every 10 minutes under "Activity" with the event "Updated file". These files have not been touched for years on any machine. They have similar but not identical contents and filenames, and one of them is a PNG and the other a JPEG file. What could be the reason for this behavior, and how could it be resolved?