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  1. In general I love BTS. It's served me well for more than a year. First issue... version 1.3.109 was the latest version to support windows xp, since higher version require IE 9...which cannot be installed on win XP. I still have xp machines... likely will for many more months, possibly years. I'm sure I'm not alone in that. Regardless, my issue is that xattrs have, in the last 6 months or so, killed my sync jobs. I don't know why it started, but the fact that it used to work and now it doesn't was maddening until I figured out why it would occasionally just lock up. Now I understand what
  2. I am running BTsync 1.4 on all my machines. does this mean I can delete all the .SyncIgnore & .SyncArchive files and folders ????
  3. Hi: Tried all I can find here but still can't figure it out the whole “.SyncIngore” thing. Can I please get someone to explain it to me like I’m a 2 year old? I am on a Mac using sync 1.4: Lets say I am syncing Document folder A to Document folder B. Inside both folders is a folder named Bob, which I want the sync to ignore, i.e, sync every folder inside Document folder A & Document folder B, but leave the Bob folder alone. From what I can tell, I create the UTF-8 file using wildcards. So I created a .SyncIgnore file with *.* as its only contents and placed the file inside the Bob fol
  4. Hello - I am trying to add my <username>\Documents folder to BTSync (not sharing yet). It will not index completely, it gets stuck on a Junction in the \Documents directory and fails. I've worked with support and confirmed this is a problem, they have indicated it will be fixed in a future release. (thanks for the help!). The temporary solution suggested is to add the junction to the .SyncIgnore file in \Documents. But, I cannot get BTSync to ignore the junction. This is the error I receive: [2014-06-30 14:46:51] SyncFolderScanner: GetFileList failed for folder \\?
  5. Hi everyone! I am trying to sync my Home directory with 1.3.105 on OS X 10.9.3 but it seems like my .SyncIgnore file is being (partially?) ignored. This is what it looks like: # .SyncIgnore is a UTF-8 encoded .txt file that helps you specify single files, paths and rules # for ignoring during the synchronization job. It supports "?" and "*" wildcard symbols.####/Music/Dropbox/Library*.aplibraryiPhoto Library# Synology #@eaDir# hidden files #.*# OS generated files #.DS_Store.DS_Store?._*.Spotlight-V100.Trashesehthumbs.dbdesktop.iniThumbs.db# Finder #com.apple.FinderInfocom.apple.metadata:_k
  6. .SyncIgnore is a file where you can filter out files you don't want synced. However it seems that when I put files in here bittorrent decides to delete those files rather than leave them un-touched. That is unexpected. Is this a bug? Expected behavior? Am I using it wrong? Cheers
  7. The .SyncIgnore file seems to ignore folder names with a space. This is my .Syncignore file # .SyncIgnore is a UTF-8 encoded .txt file that helps you specify single files, paths and rules # for ignoring during the synchronization job. It supports "?" and "*" wildcard symbols.### OS generated files #.DS_Store.DS_Store?._*.Spotlight-V100.Trashesehthumbs.dbdesktop.iniThumbs.db# Don't Sync these folders #foofoo bar The folder called foo doesn't sync, which is what I expected, but foo bar is still synced. Do I need to encapsulate them somehow? I've tried double and single quotes.
  8. I would like to setup selective backup servers of a huge multimedia folder tree. I have mixed videos and pictures in a folder tree. I would like to have a backup server only for video and other only for pictures. The proposed setup is composed of 3 R/W nodes: A. Main server: Including all the files B. Video server: Filtering out the picture extensions and docs in .SyncIgnore file C. Pictures server: Filtering out the video extensions and docs in .SyncIgnore file My questions: 1. Is it possible to have 3 nodes with different .SyncIgnore files? 2. Is there any side effect? Thank
  9. I was wondering if it is possible to have the .SyncIgnore only apply to certain deviecs. I have 2 Windows machines and 1 Android device syncing my pictures library. I would like for the windows machines to sync the ENTIRE folder, which they do. however I only want certain folders to sync on my android. example: -Pictures Fldr1 Fldr2* Fldr3 Fldr4* Fldr5 I want everything in Pictures on the windows PCs however I only want Fldr1 and Fldr3 on my android. is this possible with the current iteration of BT Sync? if so how would it be done?
  10. Hello, I would be great if that would be the case, so I don't have to manually copy .SyncIgnore to all machines every time I make a change. This is especially useful in situation where I'm syncing my development projects between machines and don't want the compile / build artifacts to be synced as well. Right now, .SyncIgnore is serving 2 purposes, the outgoing ignore and the incoming selective syncing. I think that it should serve only the former and sync automatically to all machines, and if you guys want to support selective incoming syncing, to use another settings file for that purpos
  11. Hello, I installed BtSync, set up directory synchronization for my /DATA directories on both my notebook and the desktop PC and immediately stopped BTSync after that to define the directories to be excluded in the .SyncIgnore file. The way I did it is to simply list the subdirectories I didn't want to sync, so it now looks like: .DS_Store.DS_Store?._*.Spotlight-V100.Trashesehthumbs.dbdesktop.iniThumbs.dbAndroidStudioProjectsAStudio-GradlesbakBluetoothDropboxeBooksEigene BilderEvernoteGoogle Desktop Datamoz-profilesMy PSP FilesPicasa EditsPicasaLibAfter updating these files on both computer
  12. I have done some experimentation (on Mac OS X) and it seems that the .SyncIgnore file is not being sync-ed. I think that this is counter-intuitive and I am not sure what the full implications are. If machine A has a .syncignore, and I setup a sync with machine B, the latter will not get the .syncignore but will get all the files except those mentioned by the .syncignore. If the ignored file is created on B (say it is an automatically generated IDE configuration file that I do not want to sync), will it try to send it to A ? What if I now share the same share with a machine C. Will B and C send
  13. Hello, Today I installed Bittorrent Sync and tried to share an entire drive. It is not the system drive, but a second drive used for storage of data. After indexing was done, I noticed, that the Recycle Bin was included in the index. I opened .SyncIgnore and saw that the default entries do not specify the following two folders, which are present on all drives in a Windows Vista/7/8 system: Recycle Bin System Volume Information So, I would suggest that the following entries get added to the default .SyncIgnore file: \$RECYCLE.BIN \System Volume Information It may also be a good idea to add th
  14. As you might know the .SyncIgnore file is a very powerful tool to selectively sync files/folders from a folder populated with many subfolders and other files. Due to data caps I have been relying on btsync to keep my steam folder synced between different devices, rather than updating the games on each device. In a normal case btsync would copy all the games in my steam folder, however there is no point in having an AAA-Title on an ultrabook. To overcome this I played with the .SyncIgnore file and managed to select what should be synced to the netbook. This made the overall syncing process qu
  15. I am new to BTSync and love what it does, but I cannot figure out how to get SyncIgnore working, despite reading many posts on this forum and revising my setup many times. Any help is greatly appreciated. Currently, I am syncing Folder1 and it subfolders. Within Folder1 is a subdirectory called Outlook Data, which houses my PST files. I do not want those files synced because they are too large and fill the harddrive on my other device. I created a .SyncIgnore file with the following entries: C:\Folder1\Outlook Data C:\Folder1\Outlook Data/* I copied the .SyncIgore file to the root dir
  16. I have two peers that I want to keep in sync with one another for software development, while ignoring certain folders. I set up my .SyncIgnore file, and it works initially, but does not apply after any files are updated. Example procedure: Remove all Synced directories on both peers. Delete .SyncArchive on both peers. Restart BT Sync on both peers for good measure.Create .SyncIgnore file at desired Sync root directory on both peers.Add folder to BT Sync on peer 1. .SyncIgnore works fine for now. I see the desired number of files.Change or add files in an ignored BT Sync folder. .SyncIgnor
  17. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but it seems .SyncIgnore is being ignored by my client. I created a subdirectory called TEST in a folder that I'm currently syncing between multiple computers. I created a file called .SyncIgnore in that subdirectory and wrote just one line of text, which read: test.txt I then created a file called "test.txt" in my TEST folder. So here's what my directory looks like: .SyncIgnore (with one line reading test.txt) test.txt Test.txt synced with my other machines. I also tried numerous variations on this theme (placing .SyncIgnore in the root of my sync
  18. BitTorrent Sync is a fantastic software and I am using it to sync data inside my LAN and also across the internet. Everything seems to be working fine, albeit slow. However, my problem is with the .syncIgnore. I have read all the threads related to .syncIgnore, read the manual and I am still at a loss. Here is a simple step by step scenario that I created inside my LAN to test if and how .syncIgnore works 1. I have a windows 8, 64 bit pro machine where I created a folder called test and some subfolder and files as follows: test-->folder1-->file1 -->folder2-->file2 -->fo
  19. I've read .SyncIgnore with my friends but can't quite understand the meaning, excuse me for my poor English. [A] .SyncIgnore ... will not work with the files that have already been synced. If you add indexed files to .SyncIgnore, they will be deleted on other syncing devices. [A] and seems inconsistent ? And what shall I do to achieve this goal: Ignore some .ini and .log file from both ComputerA and ComputerB, keep them changing in local, don't delete any of them?
  20. I have a folder that has a number of real files and a good amount of symlinks that point to other drives. I want SyncApp to sync the real files around, but ignore the symlinks completely (as in not to sync the symlink or the file that the symlink refers to). Currently SyncApp copies the symlink as-is so on the remote devices I've got a bunch of links with broken paths. Since it seems like .SyncIgnore pays attention only to the file extension and not filetype I'm wondering if this is even possible. I'm running OS X 10.7 & 10.8 on all of my SyncApp-enabled machines, if that matters.