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Hi guys

 

Apologies if there is something obvious i'm missing, but I noticed that the folder I am using with BTsync reports the wrong size on windows.

 

In my sync folder is 1 file and 1 folder (this folder containing 10 files) which comes to 25.7GB.

 

When I go to the properties of my sync folder though, it's showing 59.0GB and says that it contains 21 files and 2 folders.

 

Any ideas?

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Oh I should have checked that before :)

 

There is a hidden folder called .syncarchive which has some files I had in my folder before but had deleted, why are these being kept in this hidden folder?  :wacko:

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The hidden .SyncArchive folder is where Sync stores files that have been deleted from the folder on other devices you're syncing with.

 

Files in these folders are kept for 30 days by default, but you can change this with the advanced "sync_trash_ttl" setting.

 

For more information on SyncArchive, please refer to the Sync User Guide.

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Hi!

 

I also have the same.

I have tryed to sync a folder which has around 1.8GB of data, with a R/W secret.

I also have 2copies of the folder with a R/O secretwhich contain the exact same amount of files and with same size.

The folder with R/W shows it has 3.1GB and wants to upload 1.3GB. Everything stays still, though.

 

I've tried this:

- close Sync on both the R/O computer

- remove the folder from R/W computer

- restart R/W computer

- add the folder again to R/W computer

--> the folder shows correct size and number of files

- restart any of the R/O computer

--> the R/W computer "discovers" the new files and goes to the previous stupid state

 

Nicola

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The hidden .SyncArchive folder is where Sync stores files that have been deleted from the folder on other devices you're syncing with.

 

Files in these folders are kept for 30 days by default, but you can change this with the advanced "sync_trash_ttl" setting.

 

For more information on SyncArchive, please refer to the Sync User Guide.

thanks! this now makes sense :)

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nickluck,

 

You have a different issue. In your case BTSync wants to sync some data, but can't do it by some reason. Usually it happens when some files / folders can't be read (locked by another app, wrong permissions).

 

Can you please provide a log so I can take a look what get stuck?

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