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Synchronize Two Folders Assistant

1. INTRODUCTION

2. CREATE A NEW SYNCHRONIZER TASK

3. SELECT THE LEFT FOLDER

4. SELECT THE RIGHT FOLDER

5. MAINTAIN AN ARCHIVE

6. NAME THE TASK

7. TASK CREATED

8. CONCLUSION

9. WHEN THINGS GO WRONG

1. INTRODUCTION [top]

If you need two sets of data on two different computers to be the same, you can use ChronoSync to synchronize it. This assistant will create a synchronizer task that will bidirectionally sync two folders. Each folder can be a local hard drive, NAS or mounted file server.

2. CREATE A NEW SYNCHRONIZER TASK [top]

From the ChronoSync Organizer window, choose 'Use a setup assistant.' This takes you to all of the assistants ChronoSync has to offer. For this guide, choose 'Synchronize Two Folders.'

list of assistants

A summary panel will appear to explain the 'Synchronize Two Folders' assistant. Click on 'Get Started' to set up the assistant.

Sync two folders explanation

3. SELECT THE LEFT FOLDER [top]

Choose the folder that contains all the data you'd like to keep synchronized. ChronoSync will synchronize that folder and all of its subfolders to the right folder chosen in the next step. Click on 'Next Step.'

select your left folder

4. SELECT THE RIGHT FOLDER [top]

Choose the folder that you'd like to keep synchronized with the left folder chosen in the previous step. It typically resides on another computer connected via file sharing. Click on 'Next Step.'

select your right folder

5. MAINTAIN AN ARCHIVE [top]

ChronoSync maintains an archive so that you have access to older files or files that you have deleted, just in case. The archive is a safety net against accidental deletions or changes to files. Determine whether you wish to have an archive and then click on 'Next Step.'

maintain an archive

6. NAME THE TASK [top]

The final step to the 'Synchronize Two Folders' assistant is to give it a unique, meaningful name so that you can easily access the task in the future. After naming the task, click on 'Create Task' to complete the assistant setup.

Name the task

7. TASK CREATED [top]

ChronoSync has created a new task with the settings specified during the assistant setup. The task is presented to you. From here, you can choose to go through all of the panels of the task document and fine tune options or, to keep things simple, run the task as-is.

Task created

8. CONCLUSION [top]

That's it! You now have a task defined to have ChronoSync synchronize two folders. If you need to access this task document in the future, it can be found in the ChronoSync Organizer.

9. WHEN THINGS GO WRONG [top]

Using the synchronize two folders assistant is pretty straightforward so the above steps should work flawlessly and without incident. If you encounter any problems following this tutorial or you have any questions concerning any of the settings, please contact our technical support team and just ask! We don’t mind — we're here to help!