File Synchronization on a Mac

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  1. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    Is there a program out there that will synchronize files/folders between an external device (e.g., a flash drive) and the Mac's internal hard drive? By files I mean all kinds of files, not just address book entries (i.e., iSync is not it).
     
  2. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Synchronize! X Plus or Synchronize! Pro X
     
  4. akadmon thread starter macrumors 68010

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    What is Deja Vu?

    I need to synchronize folders containing 1000s of files. QuickSync trial only allows 100 files at a time -- not enough to test speed/reliability. How do you like it?
     
  5. akadmon thread starter macrumors 68010

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    Wow -- $30 just for that! I might as well do my file synchronization in Boot Camp (I already own MacDrive + a file synchronizer for Windows).
     
  6. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    I use the aptly named File Synchronization. I've been using it for a couple years now, both to sync my PowerBook with a flash drive, as well as over the network to keep (certain folders on) my iMac and PowerBook synced.

    It's not really polished UI-wise, and it's not terribly sophisticated, but it's one of the few little shareware utilities that I've paid for, and it was worth it. I think it's $15 now, seems like it was only $10 when I bought it a while back.
     
  7. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry - Deja Vu is a cool little back-up app that comes with Toast (it puts it in sys prefs & i forgot that it came with toast not os x)

    I thought QuickSync looked good, but haven't got around to trying it yet.
     
  8. akadmon thread starter macrumors 68010

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    And the winner is...

    File Synchronization.

    Even though it's not terribly sophisticated, it's still and shoulders above all the others I've sampled. I'll make use of the 30 day trial and report back. I have a feeling it will work out just fine.
     
  9. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i might give it a try myself....
     
  10. Howard Brazee macrumors 6502

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    I own a copy of Chronosync. Occasionally I will create a one-time synchronization, but mostly I use it to copy my wife's iPhoto library to my computer, and to synchronize my documents on my .mac account to my home computer. (I use a .bat file at work to finish the job).


    But occasionally I will use it to do one-time synchronizations. I've even used it to do a large copy where I wanted restart ability.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You DO realize this is a 3 year old thread, right?
     
  12. Elsmar macrumors member

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    Howard was just updating an old thread, I suspect. No harm in that.
     
  13. Howard Brazee macrumors 6502

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    Especially since people do look up these threads when they have similar problems.
     
  14. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    And without too much effort, one could write one rsync line, wrap it in an AppleScript and have lots more control over what gets sync'd.

    Right now I use Time Machine for my day-to-day backups and rsync for just about everything else.

    mt
     

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