On the Console view, you have to define the two folders you want to synchronize/backup.

When synchronizing we shouldn't speak about source and destination folder, because both the folders are one time source and one time destination storage. Anyway we’ll keep on calling the folders that way (source and destination) just for convention.



• Define the source folder

Choose the 1st folder (or disk, or file, or alias) clicking on the top "folder icon" or dragging and dropping a folder (or disk or file or alias) from the Finder onto the top area of the Console view. Also you can pick the 1st folder choosing the command "Pick 1st Folder" from the "Task" menu.

The pathname of the folder chosen will be shown on the gray top text field.


• Define the destination folder

Choose the 2nd folder (or disk, or file, or alias) clicking on the bottom "folder icon" or dragging and dropping a folder (or disk or file or alias) from the Finder onto the bottom area of the Console view. Also you can pick the 2nd folder choosing the command "Pick 2nd Folder" from the "Task" menu.

The pathname of the folder chosen will be shown on the gray bottom text field.


• Pathname text fields

• Clicking on a pathname text field holding down the CONTROL key, reveals that folder in the Finder. To delete a pathname from the field, click on the field holding down the ALT key.


• Synchronize

Now click on the button “Synchronize” or choose the same command from the “Task” menu and wait until the progress bar shows that the task has been completed. You can stop the process at any moment clicking on the same button “Stop”. At the end of the task the Console panel will report a short brief about the amount of files copied and errors. Also, the Log Window (Window:Log menu item) will display a more detailed report.



• Pop-up menu Sessions

You can create, duplicate, rename, remove and set a Session as current using the pop-up menu “Sessions” on the toolBar (see picture 2 beside).
Each session defines a synchronization or a backup task between two or more folders and defines all the options which will operate on that task. Thus, each session has its own source and destination folder, filters, multiple list, timers, settings (backup or sync), and so forth.

  1. All sessions
    Once defined all the sessions you need (e.g. a backup from the folder A to the folder B, a sync from C to D, and exact sync from E to F) you can execute all the sessions listed on this pop-up menu in a single shot. To do that, choose the special item All from this pop-up menu then click on the main button Execute All (previously entitled "Synchronize"). Furthermore, if you defined some timers in some session, choosing "All", FS will execute all the timers, each one for its related session, each one at the time you specified in the Timer panel.




• Copying Info

Click on the little arrow icon at the left-bottom corner, and see the info about the file currently being processed by FS. The drawer reports info about the source and destination pathname and the file size (see picture 3 beside).


























 

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