Force File Operation

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Force File Operation

Postby IneedHelp » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:55 am

Hi! I have some files that are being changed, but their creation/modification time do not change and neither their sizes, so SyncBack can't detect the changes unless the files are binary-compared, and I do not want that because it takes a lot of time (the files are large containers).

Is there a way to force file copying even if standard attributes aren't changed?
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Re: Force File Operation

Postby Dave Wilkins » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:57 am

Are these by any chance TrueCrypt containers? Because there is an option to force TC to update the LastModifed time in the settings (note that Pro does not base any decisions on the Created stamp, only ever on LastModified)

Otherwise (assuming you do not want to use hashing to detect differences), you can only force copying by deleting the files on one side first (so they don't exist). There is a setting to delete all files on [side] first, but this deletes all files in scope (of that side), so you would need to have these files segregated in their own Destination. The setting is on

Modify profile > Expert mode > Copy/Delete > Advanced > 'Delete ALL the...'

(use at your own risk and make sure you select the correct side! This setting takes no prisoners...)

Otherwise, you'd need a batch file or script in Programs - Before to delete the files in question individually.
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Re: Force File Operation

Postby IneedHelp » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:46 am

No, they aren't TC containers, they're RAM Disk images. Thank you for the information.
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