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Old 08-03-2017, 08:14 AM   #1
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Smile Free File Sync


Having got rid of one problem I now have another more important one.

I must admit that i do miss the many file sync programs on windows but cannot find one that works on wine?

I have been using free file sync and find it very hit and miss and frankly getting worse or I am thick - I am using 9.1 version but when I downloaded 9'2 update from site it would not even open

Can anyone suggest a simple file sync that will work on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena \ and wine
Many thanks what would we idiots do without you all!!

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Old 08-03-2017, 08:22 AM   #2
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I use FreeFileSync without problems. It's now in effect a portable program which means you just run it directly from the directory you extracted it to after download. I extract mine to ~/bin (~ is a shortcut for your user's home directory). Whenever there's a new version, you just overwrite that directory with the new extracted files.

If you want to try to get FreeFileSync to work I can help you out. If not, hopefully there will be good suggestions of other similar applications coming along soon...
 
Old 08-03-2017, 08:30 AM   #3
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Why do you want to use wine? Free File Sync has native Linux versions:

https://www.freefilesync.org/download.php

Since Linux Mint 18.1 is based on Ubuntu 16.04, so download the Ubuntu 16.04 version. That's assuming you are running 64 bit...it doesn't look like they have a 32 bit download for Ubuntu 16.04. If you're running 32 bit, you could try the Debian 32 bit download. It might now work, but it's worth a shot.
 
Old 08-03-2017, 08:42 AM   #4
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I just logged off and there you were in Thunderbird!!

I do just what you said and created a link but no go with 9.2 I have been trying since it came out with no luck and I cannot work out why. I even downloaded them all to make sure i had the right version but it made no difference

Thank goodness I kept the old FFS software in my portable folder so I was able to go back.

Trying to sync a folder with 800 files from My separate Home drive to USB and my kindle which has my folder on it and works attacked to the laptop. It will sync some but not others - I just want a straight forward copy/update of right to left but I end up having to do some manually ?why

Thanks for your prompt reply to the UK
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:53 AM   #5
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Ok. Let's approach the problems one by one.

Which link on the FFS web site did you use to download the 9.2 version, and which directory to you extract it to?
 
Old 08-03-2017, 08:57 AM   #6
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When I was a child there used to be a TV program called Bewitched from the USA where the lady twitched her nose and problem solved!

I cannot believe this I downloaded once more as IsaacKuo said and I now have FFS working I hope your nose is OK!!

I really need to get to grips with the instructions do you know if they do a pdf file as I am partially sighted

Thank you both every much from the UK
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:01 AM   #7
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Which link on the FFS web site did you use to download the 9.2 version, and which directory to you extract it to?

I tried both Ubuntu and debian I never know which one I need!!
I downloaded to download then moved it to mu installation folder on separate home drive - Should I put it anywhere else in file system?
 
Old 08-03-2017, 09:03 AM   #8
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Great.

I'm not sure if they have a PDF manual but there is an online one at https://www.freefilesync.org/manual.php and you can increase the magnification using your browser.

Let me know what you're trying to do and I can let you know the settings.

By the way, I'm from the UK too.
 
Old 08-03-2017, 09:16 AM   #9
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Which link on the FFS web site did you use to download the 9.2 version, and which directory to you extract it to?

I tried both Ubuntu and debian I never know which one I need!!
I downloaded to download then moved it to mu installation folder on separate home drive - Should I put it anywhere else in file system?
If you see both Debian and Ubuntu, choose Ubuntu. Given that you're using Mint 18.1, chose Ubuntu 16.04.

Anywhere in your home folder is fine. However, in order to back up root-owned system files you'll need to run FreeFileSync as root. Don't worry about that yet though until we can figure out what it is that you're trying to back up.
 
Old 08-03-2017, 09:18 AM   #10
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Hello in Pictland

Bonnie Scotland at a guess both Celts then but I will stick to english and leave the welsh for another day! How do I find you if I am stuck

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Old 08-03-2017, 09:25 AM   #11
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Bonnie Scotland at a guess both Celts then but I will stick to english and leave the welsh for another day! How do I find you if I am stuck
Aye, boyo.

If it's about FreeFileSync, post here in this thread.

If it's on another subject, just create a new thread for it - there's far more chance of resolving a problem with all the LQ members able to see it and work together to solve it.
 
Old 08-03-2017, 12:07 PM   #12
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Thanks

Many thanks I will now tackled the help file for FFS and if in need of advice I will post here as you suggested
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