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Copy All Files Into Single Folder?

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metal450
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Copy All Files Into Single Folder?

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When mirroring files with SyncBack, it will typically copy the full directory structure to each file (obviously). Is there a way to configure it to copy all selected files into a single folder on the destination, thus "flattening" the folder hierarchy?

For instance, let's say I set the source path as just "D:\," destination as E:\Example, and use the File & Folder Selection to tick a few individual files:
D:\file1.txt
D:\path1\somefile.txt
D:\path2\anotherfile.txt

Can I configure SyncBack so the result will be:
E:\Example\file1.txt
E:\Example\somefile.txt
E:\Example\anotherfile.txt

(all files are copied, but directly into the destination folder, flattened).

I've searched the docs & scoured the options as best as I could, but so far no dice :/
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Re: Copy All Files Into Single Folder?

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Addendum: in case it's relevant, what I'm attempting to do is use SyncBack to copy some preselected documents onto a phone (over MTP), which may come from different places on my source system. While I know SyncBack wouldn't be able to scan the destination for matching purposes, that could be overcome by enabling FastBackup, so SyncBack will remember what it's already copied.
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Re: Copy All Files Into Single Folder?

Post by Swapna »

Hi,

'Folder flattening' is not supported in any version of SyncBack. Please read this KB article for more details:

http://support.2brightsparks.com/knowle ... flattening

Thank you.
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Re: Copy All Files Into Single Folder?

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Bummer, but thanks for the reply.
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