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CLons
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Sync and deleted files

I found a couple of old threads that say sync will work with deleted files...

https://portableapps.com/node/9007
https://portableapps.com/node/10154

They say it should work in version 2. It is not deleting files for me. I have the latest version (2.1.0).

When I delete files from the source folder, Toucan copies them back from the USB drive. I'm using Equalize (which is the only mode that sounds right). Am I doing something wrong?

Steve Lamerton
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No,

it isn't yet implemented, it is still on the list, those posts are a long way out of date now Wink The difficulty comes because to know if a file has been deleted Toucan somehow needs to know that it was there before, and to do that it would have to carry around a list of files or hashes for each job, which isn't really ideal in my mind. This is especially true as Toucan no longer uses MD5 hashes for file comparison, and so it would need an extra step to generate the hash, I don't think carrying around a list of filenames is really a good idea privacy wise, so I think realistically it would have to be a hash.

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Deleting not implemented?

What part of this has not yet been implemented? Do you mean in the Equalize option? In version 2.1.1, when Mirror Updating from the source to destination, the files that I had deleted from the source had not been deleted in the destination by Toucan. v2.0.7, however, deleted the files appropriately.

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Yes

Equalize doesn't delete anything at present. I also can't reproduce the lack of deleting in Mirror, I should get the next pre-release up soon though (hopefully today) as I might have fixed it whilst fixing something else!

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