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phamiltonsmith
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Dumb question?

I have a doubt when using Mirror (update).

The situation:
-I have syncd a folder on my PC with its image on my USB key. They are now identical
-I now delete a couple of files from the directory on my USB

Questions:
-when I perform the next sync, will it now delete the files form the PC or will it copy the files back to the USB.
-when i delete files, how does toucan know that the files have been deleted and not that the same files on the PC are brand new?

TIA
Paul

Steve Lamerton
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easiest way to check is to backup and test it! If it doesn't do what you want then post again and I will see what I can do. Hope you enjoy using Toucan Smile

phamiltonsmith
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I have rally enjoyed using

I have rally enjoyed using toucan, great app! Thks for yr help!

Did what y suggested, played about with all the functions. The one that comes closest to what i need/want is equalize...

I do, however, have a request. Whenever i REMOVE files from one side, the files get copied over form the other -regardless of the direction... Essentially there is no way of deleting files without them getting copied back (unless i go and manually remove the files from BOTH sides) Thats pretty safe since files wont get zapped by the application...

Now for the request: would it be possible to configure toucan so that if i DELETE files from the source they also get deleted form the destination but NOT vice versa? Ie: While using equalize, if the PC is the source and i delete a file on the PC, it deletes the file on the destination, in this case the USB. If i delete a file on the USB, it just gets copied over on the next sync...

In fact, another idea comes to mind: could the app not ask what to do in each case? for new files, updated files, deleted files and in what direction to affect the changes?

TIA
Paul

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Yeah,

this sort of fine grained control should be added in version 2.1, or perhaps in 2.0 if I can manage it, it will come though!

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