Synchronize Folders


Synchronizes files between two folders or even two computers. You may use this action to synchronize the documentation between multiple folders, or computers. This action can also be used to remove unwanted files from the destination folder according to the source folder.

Parameters

  • Source

  • Specifies a full-qualified path and filename. The standard Microsoft MS-DOS wild cards are permitted in the file-name position. Multiple file names may be specified by separating entries with a semi-colon. For example: c:\documents\*.*, c:\documents\*.doc;*.jpg;*.inc. It will have unpredictable results, if you use the relative paths.

  • Exclude mask

  • Specifies one or more source file names which don't synchronize at this operation. Each file name must be terminated by a single semicolon, and standard Microsoft MS-DOS wild cards, such as "*", are permitted in the file-name position. The wild cards name "*.*" does not allowed.

  • Match case

  • Specifies whether the search finds the source files which names match the case of characters in the Files or folder name exactly.

  • Include sub-folders

  • Specifies whether the search extends to the sub-folders of the Source folder.

  • Destination folder

  • Specifies a full-qualified name of the destination folder. This parameter must be not empty and wild cards are not permitted in the name position. It will have the unpredictable result, if you use relative paths.

  • Create destination folder if it does not exist

  • Determine whether to create the destination folder if it does not exist before synchronizing. This option is not available when using Difference Synchronization.

  • Unbirdirection

  • With this method of synchronization, the latest version files in the source folder will be copied into destination folder.

  • Birdirection

  • With this method of synchronization, the latest version files in the source folder will be copied into destination folder, and the latest version files in the destination folder will be copied into source folder too.

  • Difference synchronization

  • The synchronization will remove unwanted files in the destination folder. All the files which do exist in the destination folder but do not in the source folder will be removed.

    Notes

    You could filter files based on the attribute settings of the source files. For more information, please refer to Attributes Filter.

    To exclude certain sub-folders, the folder name must be preceded by a backslash character \ in the field Exclude mask. For example: \My Pictures;\My Music;.