Use the Synchronize command to display the Compare / Synchronize pane for a session. From this pane you can compare and synchronize a local folder with a remote folder. This powerful tool allows you to quickly and easily move new or updated files from your PC to a remote site or vice versa.
For example, if you are maintaining a web site and have made numerous changes on your PC and want to upload the changed files to your web hosting site, the Synchronize feature will determine what files have been updated and upload them for you.
Synchronize Pane Settings
Compare / Synchronize Direction
Compare / Synchronize remote folder to local folder (upload) - Use this option to update a remote folder with files from a folder on your PC.
Compare / Synchronize local folder to remote folder (download) - Use this option to update a folder on your PC with files from a remote folder.
Compare remote and local folders (upload and download) - Use this option to update both the folder on your PC and the remote folder.
|Local Folder||The current local folder. This is the folder on your PC that will be used for the compare and/or synchronize operation.|
|Remote Folder||The current remote folder. This is the remote folder that will be used for the compare and/or synchronize operation.|
|Include sub-folders||Check this option to include subfolders of the local folder and remote folder in the compare and/or synchronize operation.|
|Ignore case||Check this option to treat file or folder names that are spelled the same, but in different case as equal. For example, "SDI" would be treated as equal to "sdi" and "Sdi".|
|Transfer smaller files||Check this option to have smaller files replace larger files.|
|Transfer larger files||Check this option to have larger files replace smaller files.|
|Transfer older files||Check this option to have older files replace new files.|
|Transfer more recent files||Check this option to have newer files replace older files.|
|Compare||Click the Compare button to compare the local and remote folder. Using the option specified, compare lists all the changes required to synchronize the local and remote folders. Review the results of the compare operation prior to clicking the synchronize button to make the updates.|
|Synchronize||Click the Synchronize button to transfer the files and folder listed by the compare operation.|
|Cancel||Click the Cancel button Return to the standard view without transferring any files.|