Applications :: Automatically Sync Usb Flash Drives With Selected Folders On Macbook Pro

Jan 20, 2009

ive googled everywhere for this type of process; whether it be an application or a bunch of scripts that would be able to do this, it didnt help me at all and/or i didnt understand it at all. is there a simple application that will allow me to plug in my usb drive and it will seamlessly sync with the "documents" and "pictures" folders, for example. basically, i want it to act like im syncing my iphone with my computer: how it automatically updates every time i plug in my iphone. also, i want the program to update the old files with newer, updated files, whether it was updated on my computer, or from another computer saved on the usb drive. basically (again), i want my usb flash drive to be exactly verbatim with the personalized selected folders on my macbook pro (with the older files updated with the newly modified files).


OS X :: MacBook Pro Rendering USB HDs & FLASH Drives Unrecognizable - Permanently

Jan 9, 2010

I don't understand why after 4 Apple Repair Depot visits my MB Pro is STILL killing several USB FLASH and external hard drives a week. It has consistently done this since the day I bought it. I have fried a large variety of FLASH Memory sizes, shapes, through all USB ports and even through attached hubs. Once my mac does this to a USB device, it is no longer recognizable by any Mac or PC ever again. Unrecognized, it doesn't even leave an opportunity for Disk Utility to reformat, rewrite, perform first aid, verify...nothing. Third-party formatters don't work either. It also doesn't seem to matter what brand, size, or port I use. For a certain period the devices would become very hot and sometime actually melt into puddles of liquid plastic and metal.

On the 4th depot dispatch for this issue they did replace the mother board USB ports and EVERYTHING ELSE but the display hard drive, and case. This stopped the heating and melting problem, but I'm still frying the devices and rendering them unrecognizable. Does anyone have ANY IDEA of what may be causing this? Is there anything I can do to stop or prevent it? Apple sure can't explain it much less fix it. This is a huge EXPENSIVE problem, and I can't seem to get past it, and I'm in an endless loop of sending in in for constant repairs. WHat can be done to stop or prevent this from happening?

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I can plug in an external USB keyboard and mouse however I can not mount and USB flash drives or USB external disks. I get the following error message:

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I have a 2008 (2/2008) 24" aluminum imac that is not recognizing certain USB flash drives now. The drive (Sony 8gb) worked before but does not now. When started up with the drive in a USB port, system profiler will find it but disk utilities will not (nor does it appear on my desktop). I have tried all other USB ports in this computer with no results. This drive still works fine on all other macs in the house. This problem is isolated only to flash drives since all other USB accessories still function fine. I recently added a Sandisk imagemate all-in-one card reader to this system and suspect that this might have caused the problem since oddly enough, my Sandisk flash drive still works fine. The only driver I installed with this reader was the application start up button (to launch iphoto).

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Hardware :: USB Flash Drives As External SSD?

Sep 11, 2010

[URL] Though I've never done it myself, I've gleaned that it's possible to partition/raid multiple HDs together to act as 1 HD Might it be possible to do the same to lots of Flash Drives serially linked with USB hubs? 1 USB port -> 1 hub (7 USB ports) -> 7 hubs (49 USB ports) -> 49 hubs (343 USB ports)

USB hubs /can/ be really cheap (given patience, they could probably be acquired for $3 per 7-port hub) If you go to conventions and stuff like that, they literally give away flash drives with the company's info on them. not the largest around, but I've seen 512MB (maybe larger now? that was several years ago) to get 343 ports, you would need 57 hubs ($171) 343 free 512MB flash drives cardboard box 18x18x18" (if each hub is 7x2x1", then 57 would take up 7x19x6") This would be big, but not ungodly so. This would give us 171.5 GB. (343 GB if each drive is 1GB) I'm not sure of the power requirements of these drives - might have to get hubs with own power supplies. anyways - is this possible? would it work how I think? USB 2.0 offers faster data transfer than SSD, but I don't know the speeds of flash drives.

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Jan 19, 2009

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Jan 21, 2009

I'm looking for software that can silently sync local folders with remote webdav folders.

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May 14, 2009

I want to snail mail some stuff on a flash drive, formatted as MS-DOS FAT (using Disk Utility) so both Macs and PCs can read it. Will any old flash drive "just work" on XP/Vista, or do I need to worry about drivers and be careful what brand I choose? I want things to be easy for my client--I don't want "new device" installation and security dialogs all over the place if I can help it! The drive will contain a REALbasic app (a Mac version plus a Windows version) that will run off the drive.

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Dec 14, 2009

I know chronosync can sync on a timed schedule. What I'm asking is, can chronosync monitor two folders and if something changes in one automatically update the other?

Example: have chronosync monitor my documents folder and a documents folder on an external HD and if I drop a new file in either location it will automatically sync to the other.

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Jun 22, 2012

I am a new customer (purchased last week) of MacBookPro (latest) and its my first ever Apple laptop. I am almost lost to find the operating tools.

1. How can I copy files from hard drive to computer and vis-a-versa?
2. Only can browse one but how can I have two or more browses at the same time like in MS windows?
3. No right click works on track pad?
4. Is there application/ program compatible to MS office? If so how much and how can I purchase?
5. Is there AutoCAD program that is compatible to MS Window AutoCAD? and if yes how much and how can I purchase?

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Apr 3, 2009

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Jan 28, 2008

I have an iMac at home and macbook pro for school. I have a folder with all my notes on my macbook pro. Is there anyway I can sync that folder on my imac?

IE: When I update the document on my macbook, it'll automatically update that file on my imac, either by syncing the computer or just joining the network. And when I update it on my imac, it'll update the one on my macbook as well? I've done some searching and is Chronosync or .Mac my only solution?

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OS X :: Softwares That Can Display Files From Selected Folders?

Dec 27, 2009

Are there any softwares that can display files from selected folders all at once (for ex. in a single folder view)?

And those files could be sorted regardless of which folders they are from.

Not sure if I've made my point clear....I tried to search by "file manger", but what came up weren't what I wanted.

Let me do some simpler illustration.

folder1 contains file A,C,D

folder2 contains file B,E,H

folder3 contains file F,G,I

suppose there exists a software, such that when I select folder1,2,3, all contained files will be displayed in the order of A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I...however, the files themselves are still stored in their original folders. They are just viewed in this single window.

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May 21, 2012

I want to sync only selected groups. Is this possible?

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Jul 13, 2009

I have AOL for my e-mail and I synced my account to my new MBP, but it doesn't show my "Saved Mail" folder on my computer.

The only ones that are accessible are "Inbox", "Sent" and "Trash".

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May 2, 2012

i dont like keeping important files exclusively in the dropbox folder ... i rather keep them on my macbook pro's HD and so backed up to time machine. 

this way, if dropbox were to suddenly become kaput one day, my important files are still with me, not lost forever just because they were exclusively in the cloud. ( i tested this ... i delete a file when in the dropbox web site, it removes it instantly from the dropbox foler on the laptop.) 

however, i like keeping a current copy in the dropbox folder, so that i can access the current version on my iphone / ipad. 

what i do now is copy the up-dated files every evening into the dropbox folder .... this way i meet both the objectives. 

is there anyway i could keep the two folders in sync but only one way ... i change a file on my HD , it automatically changes in the dropbox folder too . however, if a file is changed in the dropbox folder ( read deleted on dropbox servers by some mishap) the original file on the laptop remains untouched. 

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Feb 13, 2009

I currently have a media center machine, and my laptop which i use to load my music with. So i am loading my albums onto my laptop and keeping them in the local Music folder, but i have the rest of my music collection stored on my media machine (also a mac). Im wondering if anyone has a solid free solution i can use where it can sync my music folder on my laptop to the music folder on the media machine. I have looked for some on google but they either cost something, or they dont seem reliable. If i could find one that runs on schedule to back up my music every night that would be prime.

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Dec 14, 2009

I'm a proud owner of a new MacBook, and I'm loving it.

What I'm having problems is that I also currently own a mid 2007 iMac.

Is there an app were I can choose what folders, and files I can sync over a local wifi network?

I currently have Dropbox setup to sync file between home and work, but I don't want to have to chew my internet bandwidth up syncing folders, between 2 computers sitting next to each other.

Edit: and if it can be set up to sync Safari bookmarks, Address Book contacts, iCal events, preferences, widgets etc.. that would be so much better

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Jun 17, 2012

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Jul 5, 2008

I am trying to sync a folder on my desktop with a folder on a USB drive. Simple, right?

I have seen several programs that (may) do this, but all of the ones that I have seen are $30-$40. I have found several free programs that do something like what I want it to do, but miss the mark by "that much" (for example, Transmit will sync, but only with a network drive). The closest I found was an Automator action, but for some reason the synced items were three seconds apart from each other, so every time it would just re-sync the entire folder (which defeats the purpose).

Are there any free programs that will do a simple sync between two folders?

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Jun 6, 2009

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Jun 6, 2012

Is there a way to create folders on one iPad and sync the folders to multiple iPads? I have 23 iPads and I want to have all the folders match for easier access for students.

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Apr 10, 2012

I use Paragon HFS+ for Windows which allows me to read and write to my HFS formatted drives. It works great for any external hard drive I use but when I use a flash drive it doesn't work. I format both my external hard drives and flash drives the same way, I use Disk Utility, I format them using Mac Extended Journaled and GUID partition scheme. When plugging in my flashdrive, my Windows 7 PC will not mount them. Disk Manager shows 3 partitions: EFI, Fat32 and some empty space. If I format my flash drives using the Master Boot Record partition scheme they work great.

So, here's what I have so far:External hard drives work fine when formatted with the GUID Partition scheme. (Mac extended journaled) Hard drives also show 3 partitions in Windows Disk Manager: EFI, HFS and empty spaceFlashdrives show 3 partitions but oddly enough the second partition shows as FAT32. But is completely unusable in Windows 7 Flash drives have to be formatted using the Master Boot Record partition scheme when formatting them as HFS+ volumes in order to work on Windows 7Windows 7 supports GUID partition schemes.

What is causing my Macbook Pro to treat an external hard drive differently then a flash drive when formatting them? Experience and common sense tells me that it shouldn't matter whether it's a flash drive or spindle drive, both should format the same. Granted, I could simply use exFat or FAT32 on my flash drives for cross platform compatibility however I prefer to use HFS+ when possible.

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Mar 15, 2010

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Nov 25, 2009

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Jan 14, 2009

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