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doncachopo
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Syncing dirs?, syncronizing folders?, compare subfolders?

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First, lots of thanks for this awesome tool.
I have two questions regarding syncronizing folders (sorry for my bad english):

1- How can I sync two or more folders which are stored under different structures.
Example:

left panel:

Image: https://i.imgur.com/D9jFTVk.png

right panel:
Image: https://i.imgur.com/7qXRkC2.png

I want to compare and sync the folders 1 , 2 and 3 . So, how can I select them in the left panel?

2- Is it possible to save the settings of a sync so it can be used again in the future?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Syncing dirs

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doncachopo wrote:
2020-03-08, 16:28 UTC
1- How can I sync two or more folders which are stored under different structures.
You can't do such thing in TC, and I also don't know any program that supports this.
2- Is it possible to save the settings of a sync so it can be used again in the future?
Look in the upper left corner, there's a button that opens a menu with which you can save and load sync profiles. The F2 key also opens the same menu.

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Re: Syncing dirs

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Thanks for the answer. Another one
How can I compare just the list of subfolders of a folder, and not the content of those subfolders?

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doncachopo wrote:
2020-03-08, 19:00 UTC
How can I compare just the list of subfolders of a folder, and not the content of those subfolders?
Not as simple, and not possible in TC's Synchronize directories, but here's how it could work in TC:
  1. Menu Show > Custom...
  2. Click Define
  3. On Advanced tab select [X] Attributes and [X] Directory, leave everything else as is, click Save and give that search a name, e.g. "Only directories"
  4. Back in the previous window, select that search and click OK
This filters TC's panels to show only directories. Do that in both panels (you obviously have to define the search only once), and you're good to go for the next step. You can switch back to the full view with menu Show > All Files.

To actually compare the directories, use command cm_CompareDirsWithSubdirs - enter that in TC's command line, put it on a button in the button bar, or define some hotkey in Options > Misc.

HTH

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doncachopo wrote:
2020-03-08, 19:00 UTC
Thanks for the answer. Another one
How can I compare just the list of subfolders of a folder, and not the content of those subfolders?
Its simple.
Enter some strange file name like *.xxxx instead of *.* in the field between the two pathes.
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Re: Syncing dirs

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Dalai wrote:
2020-03-08, 19:48 UTC
doncachopo wrote:
2020-03-08, 19:00 UTC
How can I compare just the list of subfolders of a folder, and not the content of those subfolders?
Not as simple, and not possible in TC's Synchronize directories, but here's how it could work in TC:
  1. Menu Show > Custom...
  2. Click Define
  3. On Advanced tab select [X] Attributes and [X] Directory, leave everything else as is, click Save and give that search a name, e.g. "Only directories"
  4. Back in the previous window, select that search and click OK
This filters TC's panels to show only directories. Do that in both panels (you obviously have to define the search only once), and you're good to go for the next step. You can switch back to the full view with menu Show > All Files.

To actually compare the directories, use command cm_CompareDirsWithSubdirs - enter that in TC's command line, put it on a button in the button bar, or define some hotkey in Options > Misc.

HTH

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Dalai
Really helpful, thanks for the elaborated answer

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