I misunderstand file syncing? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I think I misunderstand what file syncing actually does.  I thought that it synced the contents within files with one another.  For example, if I had two doc files with identical names but with different content on two networked computers I thought that synchronization would combine the content of the two files together on both files.  After synchronazation the two files would be identical.  But that is not the case is it?   File synchronization is actually just folder synchronization; it just sychronizes the content, the files, of file folders, not what it inside the files themselvs.

    I know this is probably dumb, but I want to make sure I understand this correctly.  This is because I have been trying to synchronize the contents of two doc files and all that results is one doc file overwriting the other.

    Is there anyway to do what I want, to synchronize the content within two files on networked computers? 

    Or do I just sound like an idiot?

    Thanks for any help.

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011 2:34 AM