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.syncignore Not Working On Mac To Windows & Linux

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I'm trying to use BitTorrent Sync to backup my Mac's "user" folder (/Users/Chris) to my PC and Linux server. (So my documents, photos, etc.) But I want to ignore certain things, like the Library folder, Desktop folder, and Movies folder.

 

Here's what I've tried: A .SyncIgnore file directly in /Users/Chris. I've tried the following contents:

 

Attempt 1:

Library

Desktop
Movies
 
Attempt 2:

Library*

Desktop*
Movies*

 

Attempt 3:

~/Library*

~/Desktop*

~/Movies*

 
To my frustration, none of these attempts have stopped these 3 folders from syncing. I've tried restarting BitTorrent Sync each time after each change. I've ensured the .SyncIgnore file has read and write permissions for users, group, and other.
 
I've even added a .SyncIgnore file to the destination computers, with each of these attempts.
 
All zero luck. It still syncs everything. What am I doing wrong?
Edited by gavannon

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Paths in .SyncIgnore are relative to the root of the sync folder, so if you're syncing /Users/Chris, to exclude /Users/Chris/Library from the sync, put the following line in the .SyncIgnore in /Users/Chris:

/Library

which means "ignore Library in the root of the sync folder".

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