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[Solved] Sync 2.0 "default Folder" And Default Connection Settings Persist!

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Hi,

 

Ok so I'm trying desperately to sync folders OUTSIDE of the "Default directory" that sync 2 wants to use. In order to do this, you must select DISCONNECTED at the "New folders from other devices will be" dialog when you install.

 

The problem is: if you have not done that during your initial install, and/or were not aware of the ramifications of such a choice, you CANNOT CHANGE IT without reinstalling.

 

Anyone know why?

Am I missing something?

I mean, besides the ease of 1.4 ...

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The problem is: if you have not done that during your initial install, and/or were not aware of the ramifications of such a choice, you CANNOT CHANGE IT without reinstalling.

You can change the current device's default folder status (Connected/Synced/Disconnected) at any time - simply go to My Devices, select your device and change it's state

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Thank you , but I don't think that's what the OP is asking for.

 

Like me (I believe,) he wants to know who to change the *folder/directory* after the initial install, not the status of the synced directory.

 

On PC Install, I create "Photo Sync" folder.

On my Android device, I create the sync, and it creates the synced folder on my Android in something like

"INTERNAL Card/btsync/Photo Sync"

 

The issue is that if on initial Android install, you didn't Disconnect and change the folder then, there seems to be no easy way to change the folder to another destination on the Android device, like 

"EXTERNAL Card/Sync Folders/Photo Sync"

 

Sure, the Android folder can be disconnected, but we cant change the folder.

Worse off, if we remove the now synced folder from Android, the warning says that *ALL* synced data associated with this folder will be deleted, which is also *NOT* what we want.

 

So, how can we change the folder destination after install *without* losing already synced data?

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As Marko pointed out, you can change this setting by going to App Options (the gear wheel in the top right) > My Devices > [your device name] and change the "Default folder location" setting. 

This is also a great place to change how your device treats folders that were added from other devices, by selecting disconnected, connected, or synced. 

 

@alessio - Since automatically adding folders from other devices is a Pro feature, this setting isn't available unless you're licensed.

 

Happy Syncing,

Daniel Erwin

Sync Design Lead

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@Alessio

If you mean that Sync is only capable to fully sync files to it's home folder on ExtSD card on Android - no, it is not tied to Free/Pro edition. This is Android OS limitation.

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