Syncthing for Windows – Install and use SyncTrayzor

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An open source file sync app that doesn't go through a server

Sync Trayzor Is in the UK Antony Male He is developing in open source syncthing A GUI for Windows that uses a unique Syncthing-generated ID to switch between devices without the need for complex network settings. P2P Connect with (Peer to Peer) and sync files.

syncthing Is a Swedish non-profit foundation Syncthing Foundation An open source file synchronization program developed by the company that communicates between devices. TLS Encrypted with and used as a communication standard BEEP (Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol) can be used to synchronize files in real time between multiple devices without going through a server.

System requirements

Version 1 Currently

OS: Windows 7 or later

Where to get the software

GitHub SyncTrayzor download page

Install SyncTrayzor

The SyncTrayzor installation is almost automatic and does not include adware or spyware.

Installation is required for all devices that sync folders with SyncTrayzor.

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Download the installer for your Windows architecture from the SyncTrayzor download page.

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Start the installer and when the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow.

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If you are not particular about the installation destination, the default setting is "Next".

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Registration to the start menu is also "Next" by default.

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If you need a desktop shortcut, check it and click "Next".

SyncTrayzor resides in the task tray and can be accessed from the task tray.

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Now that you are ready to install, click "Install".

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Installation is completed with "Finish".

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"Allow access" if blocked by a firewall when SyncTrayzor starts.

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Yes to allow anonymous usage report submissions.

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Change the language setting to Japanese.

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SyncTrayzor for added security User namePasswordIs recommended, but when connecting with P2P (Peer to Peer) For GUI authenticationNo user ID and password settings are required, so click "OK" to close.

Wake On Lan

Since the device must be running to synchronize folders, keep the computer always running to synchronize with a remote computer.Wake On Lan Requires remote startup.

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How to use SyncTrayzor

Installing SyncTrayzor will generate a unique device ID, so add the device ID between the devices that sync the files to authenticate.

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In the upper right Menu: From the list of Show ID choose.

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Device ID Is displayed, make a note so that you can enter it in SyncTrayzor of the device to be synchronized.

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Start SyncTrayzor on the connected device andConnected device Click "+ Add connected device".

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Device ID Enter the device ID of the connection source in and click "Save".

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Connected device A device is added to, but since it is a one-way street, it becomes "disconnecting".

(Unused) means that no sync folder has been set.

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Obtain the device ID for the connection destination device and add the device ID from "+ Add connection destination device" of the connection source SyncTrayzor.

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Once both device IDs are authenticated, the connection is established and the device name is displayed.

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You can register multiple devices on different platforms by adding a device ID.

Setup in the local network

If the device you want to sync is on your local network, SyncTrayzor will automatically recognize the device.

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Connected device When you open "+ Add connected device",Devices detected nearby Of Device ID Is displayed, click the ID to add it, and then click "Save".

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A dialog asking you to add a new device to the connection source device is displayed. Click "Add device" to establish the connection.

Folder sync

syncthing Is by default User name Directly under the folder Sync A folder has been created, but you can share existing or new folders.

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If you want to share the default folder folder Registered in Default Folder Click

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Edit choose.

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Total Check the devices that share the default folder on the tab.

If you do not trust it, enter the encrypted password It is,This function is used when a third-party server is inserted in the synchronization configuration. If a password is set, all files will be encrypted and inaccessible on the synchronization destination device.

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File versioning Is disabled, so select the version control type from the list and set it if necessary.

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Shared folders are by default Two-way sync Although,Advanced settings Of Folder typeSend only-Receive onlyCan be selected.

Syncthing can be set in the same way as backup because it can synchronize type and version control, but the official website does not recommend using Syncthing backup.

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"Save" when all settings are complete.

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A dialog box confirming the sharing of the folder on the device specified as the sharing destination is displayed. Click "Share".

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When the connection is established, synchronization will be performed automatically andNon-shared Is displayed Latest become.

The sync folder is monitored by Syncthing, so any changes in the folder will automatically sync.
Add sync folder

If you want to add an arbitrary sync folder instead of the default folder, specify the folder path.

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Select "Add Folder".

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General On the tab Folder name When you enter Folder path The save destination of the folder is displayed in, so modify the path to any save destination, set the sharing settings, and click "Save".

In the folder path desktop , Documents It is also possible to set a folder,Folder nameFolder path It doesn't matter if the folder names in are not the same.

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Allow folder sharing on the connected device and Folder path Of Filter Specify the folder to synchronize from.

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At the connection source and connection destination desktop , Documents You can share a desktop or document folder by specifying the same folder, such as a folder.

Since a unique folder ID is set for the folder set for synchronization,If you move the sync folder or rename the folder, Syncthing loses track of the sync destination and in the worst case data is lost.For,Move folders or rename folders to create a new sync folderTo do.

Unsync

Connected devices and folders set for synchronization Removal You can disconnect by just doing this, but you need to set the disconnection on both the connection source and the connection destination.

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To disconnect the connected device Connected device Select the device you want to unlock from and click Edit.

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Click "Remove" to display a confirmation dialog and confirm with "Yes".

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To unsync the folder, click "Edit" of the sync folder.

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Uncheck "Remove" to unsync the folder and remove it from Syncthing, or uncheck the enabled devices to deactivate the devices that are allowed to sync.

Syncthing error

Syncthing may not be displayed properly if you perform irregular operations such as removing the sync folder while the sync destination is offline.

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The program is running and the sync folder and connected devices are not displayed.

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If you desynchronized immediately before, after booting the connected device, open the blank SyncTrayzor from the context menu (right-click menu) of the task tray. Finish Then start from the start menu.

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