Synchronizing Specific File Types or File Categories
SyncBreeze provides the ability to synchronize specific types of files or file groups using one or more flexible file matching rules. For example, the user may synchronize all types of documents, images and music files, while skipping all other types of files from the file synchronization process. In order to add one or more file matching rules for a file synchronization command, open the file synchronization command dialog, select the 'Rules' tab and press the 'Add' button. On the 'Rules' dialog select an appropriate rule type and specify all the required parameters.
During the file synchronization process, SyncBreeze will scan the source and destination directories and apply the specified file matching rules to all processed files. Files not matching the specified rules will be skipped from the file synchronization process effectively limiting the file synchronization operation to the user-specified files only.
In addition to the positive file matching rules, which are good to synchronize user-selected types of files, SyncBreeze provides negative file matching rules allowing one to exclude specific types of files from the file synchronization process. For example, the user can configure negative file matching rules to exclude all files with the file extension 'TEMP' and 'TMP' located in directories with a user-specified text pattern. In general, all types of file matching rules provide negative operators allowing one to exclude files by the file name, extension, file type, location, size, file attributes, file creation and modification dates, etc.