Mac Client : Creator/type Codes Not Synced.


audiophil

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This is at best a very edge issue for someone doing sync on a mac, but the old pre-osx/legacy 4-digit Type and Creator codes are (unsurprisingly) not synced.  The vast majority of users syncing apple to apple aren't going to encounter this, but it is something to point out if some mac user with a legacy app is suddenly thinking they have corrupted files.  

 

Not surprising given that apple label/tags don't get synced either.

 

Re-entering the appropriate codes for the affected file does fix the problem.

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If these are related to extended attributes on Mac, there has already been a discussion on this in http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/24992-

Extended attributes and metadata not directly stored INSIDE the file is not synced, because Sync is intended to be cross-platform, and there's no easy and clean way to sync those extended attributes properly given that intention.

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Yeah; I suppose it does fall into the category of extended attributes.  It isn't bad to bring this up somewhere in these forums though; This is the one rare case where the attributes not syncing can render a file unusable.  No need for a fix for this though even if it was easily achievable, I seriously doubt there are any mac btsync users who are dumping classic mac era files into their sync directories.

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