Sync2Folders Lite FAQ


Why does Sync2Folders Lite sometimes report it's skipped the same folder more than once?


Two-way synchronization first copies files from source to destination, and then reverses to copy from destination to source. When excluding files or folders, though, it will oftentimes find the same files or folders going either direction, and may report the skip more than once.


How does Sync2Folders Lite determine if a file is newer or older?


If a file is an executable (.EXE, DLL, etc.), Sync2Folders Lite compares the the version of the source file to that of the destination. If the source file has a higher version, then it's considered newer. If it's version if lower, then it's considered older. If the version if the same, it then compares the modified date and time of each file.

If the versions are the same, or if the the files are not executable's, then Sync2Folders Lite relies solely on the modified date/time comparison to determine the file status. If the source file's modified date/time is newer than the destination's, then the file is considered to be Newer. If the destination file's modified date/time is newer than the source's, then the file is considered to be Older. If the two file's modified date/time are the same, then the file's are considered to the identical, even if there are other differences

In other words, Sync2Folders Lite doesn't perform a byte by byte comparison, nor does it compare file sizes. It compares the versions when dealing with executable's, and/or the modified date and times of the files.


Can Sync2Folders Lite ignore differences between files, such as timezone changes, and can ignore insignificant differences in file contents?


Sync2Folders Lite version 2.0.1 has toggles to ignore time zone and millisecond differences between file times.


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