How do I Sync two folders?

Categories: fs2-howto

After comparing two folders, you can use the screen menu or the action menu button at the top right hand side of the compare tab to start a sync operation.

Alternatively you can use the context menu available when right clicking on the left or right hand files pane.

Four types of Sync are available

  • Mirror Left to Right (Left is source, right is target)
  • Mirror Right to Left (Right is source, left is target)
  • Update Left to Right (Left is source, right is target)
  • Update Right to Left (Right is source, left is target)

Mirror means copy newer files from source to target, copy orphans from source to target, delete orphans on target.

Update means copy newer files from source to target, copy orphans from source to target, leave orphans on target as-is.

Folder Sync never commits any changes to disk without first showing you a Sync Preview. If you dont like what you see in the preview, simply Cancel.

Note it is also possible to select individual actions within the Sync Preview to remove them from the Sync.