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.syncignore Help, Please

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 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 directory of both devices. 

 

One potential problem is that on Device1, the folder structure is as above.  On Device2, it appears as

 

C:\Users\user1_000\Folder1\Outlook Data
C:\Users\user1_000\Folder1\Outlook Data/*

 

If this is my problem, how do I get around it?  If not, might you have other suggestions?

 

Thanks.

 

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Thank you for that advice.  Since the root is Folder1, I altered the .syncignore file to:

 

Outlook Data
Outlook Data/*

 

But that did not work.  Syncing still occurs.  Any other suggestion you can provide is appreciated.

 

This is a frustrating problem, shared by many, judging from the posts in this forum. I hope there is a feature in the works that will simplify the exclusion of files and folders.

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Does the folder separator need to precede the folder too (e.g., \Outlook?Data\*)?  The issue of whether to use  a back or forward slash has very inconsistent application in this forum. 

 

Thanks for your help and especially the tip about the spaces.

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no

 

Ideally for what you're doing just ignoring *.pst and *.ost would be enough to get done what you want done though.

 

I found in one of my cases that PST file syncing while outlook is being used causes other problems like whole-system freezes on i7-4770s and corrupt PST files.

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What is the best way to ignore only the .pst and .ost files?  Is it simply this:

 

*.ost

*.pst

 

I assume something more is required because I tried that simple command with other file types and it did not seem to work.

 

Thanks again for your help.

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Thanks for all your help.  I finally think I have it working correctly excluding the *.pst file type.  I was also able to use your tip to exclude

some other folders that had spaces in their names. 

 

Excellent advice.  Thank you for taking your time to help me out.

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