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Filtering out MacOS-specific files

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Filtering out MacOS-specific files

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Hi,

I have a NAS that I use with both Windows and Mac OS. Mac OS creates certain hidden MacOS-specific files, which caused a problem during synchronization. Therefore, I wanted to filter them out. (It is a problem similar to this one here [https://www.2brightsparks.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=13687&p=51202&hilit=mac+files#p51202] but more difficult due to regular files with the same scheme.)

The files that are problematic are "duplicate" files of ordinary existing files (such as image files) just with an additonional ._ at the beginning of the file name.

Here are two examples:

Regular files:
Christmas2020_01.jpg
Christmas2020_02.jpg

Hidden "duplicate" files:
._Christmas2020_01.jpg
._Christmas2020_02.jpg

I know how to set up a filter for this type of file in SyncBack Pro but there is one problem. There are actually some normal files that have this ._ at the beginning too. These are NOT supposed to be filtered out.

The only difference that I can see between the MacOS-created files and the normal files is that the MacOS-created files are hidden.

So, is there any way how I could filter out these unwanted files from the synchronization profile without affecting the normal files?
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Re: Filtering out MacOS-specific files

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Check: "Compare Options", Attributes, "Do not copy Hidden files".
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Re: Filtering out MacOS-specific files

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Thanks for the tip. Will this filter out all hidden or just the ones that also match the other criteria?
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Re: Filtering out MacOS-specific files

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My understanding is it will not copy any hidden file. "Do not copy hidden files: If enabled then hidden files are not copied."
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