The Synchronize Folders action is used to replicate folders. It can be run unidirectionally or bidirectionally. Files in the source folder that do not exist in the destination folder are copied to the destination. Source files that are newer than destination files, overwrite the destination files.
If run unidirectionally, this action can optionally delete destination files that do not match the source files, thus making the folder contents identical. If the action is run bi-directionally, the folder contents are identical at the end of the action.
From the Task Builder Available Actions pane, open the File folder and double-click the Synchronize Folders action or drag it into the Steps pane.
In the Folder 1 box, enter the path for the source folder, or click the Open Folder button and navigate to the folder.
In the Folder 2 box, enter the path for the destination folder, or click the Open Folder button and navigate to the folder.
If you want to do unidirectional synchronization, select Folder 1==> Folder 2. The default setting is bidirectional.
Click the Advanced tab, and make your selections as follows:
If you do not want to include all files in the synchronization, use the Include masks box or the Exclude masks box to designate files to be included or excluded from the action. You can use asterisk (*) or question mark (?) as wildcard characters. Separate multiple entries with a pipe symbol (|). By default all files are included.
To include subfolders in the synchronization, select Process subfolders. If this is not selected, subfolders are ignored.
If you are doing a unidirectional synchronization and want the destination folder to be an exact copy of the source folder, select Exact copy in Folder 2. If this is selected, any files in folder 2 that do not exist in folder 1 are deleted.
If you want to include read-only files, select Include read-only. If this is not selected read-only files are skipped.
To set the Description tab properties, refer to Description Tab Options.
To set the Error Causes and On Error tab properties, refer to Step Error Handling.
When finished, click OK to save settings and close the properties dialog window.
Adding Task Steps
Synchronize Folders Action