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The process of establishing consistency among data from a source to a target data storage.

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How can I sync my Windows Phone device with my Mac?

I'm using OS X Lion on a MacBook Pro. I know I can use iTunes to sync music, apps, contacts, calendars, and such with iOS devices. What are my options for syncing a Windows Phone device?
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How do I get other calendars (shared) from my gmail account to sync to my windows phone?

I currently have my google account hooked up to my windows phone 7.5 (mango) device and it works fine, syncing my email, calendar, and contacts. However, it only seems to sync my main calendar, not ...
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How to sync WP8 with Windows?

I plugged in my HTC 8X into Windows 8 and not much happened. Zune and Windows Media Player do not recognise it as a device. I can see the contents of the device in Windows Explorer and it is listed in ...
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How can I sync Music from the phone to Onedrive?

Has anyone found an app for Windows Phone 8 that can synchronize the music on the phone with a Music folder on Onedrive? The Onedrive app allows me to view the music in Onedrive but doesn't support ...
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How to change the master computer properly?

I had two PCs. One of them was the one I was syncing my phone with, but I've disassembled it. I've enabled syncing on the other one, but all music+videos+pictures from the old relationship are marked ...
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Connecting to Windows 8.1 phone from Linux Ubuntu

I am trying to connect to a Lumia 435 Windows 8.1 phone from Ubuntu. It is an mtp device, and when I connect it to the computer, it gets mounted on Nautilus. I am even able to create directories in ...
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Not all Google Calendars shown

I use Google Contacts and Calendars with my Lumia 920 (GDR2/Amber update) since beginning of 2013, so I'm one of the users, who access contacts and calendars still via Exchange Active Sync. I've ...
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Is there a way to sync emails to the server immediately after they are read?

My Gmail messages don't sync immediately to the server after they are read/deleted/modified on the phone. You need to wait for the next sync cycle or press the sync button to manually sync it. I am ...
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OneNote on my Windows Phone 8 “can't sync”

OneNote was working and synchronising but then stopped. I may have reorganised some files on my OneDrive and now OneNote is stuck. It says "can't sync" and there's no error or detail to help me.
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How exactly sync option “as items arrive” works?

There is an option to sync Hotmail e-mails (others have too) that says "as items arrive". How exactly it works? It is something like Hotmail does in Desktop when pinned in IE9 (long pooling) or ...
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How do I get an mp3 from a PC to my phone without Zune?

I have a situation where I'm on a PC that doesn't and can't have Zune installed. I can log into Live/OneDrive and see/share documents and other files. So, on this PC there's an mp3 I've created. ...
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CalDAV and CardDAV sync apps?

Are there any third party apps to sync Windows Phone 8 with a CalDAV/CardDAV calendar and contact server? From searching online, I have found vague suggestions that there are developers out there ...
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How do i transfer contacts from old nokia symbian phone to windows phone?

How do i transfer contacts from old nokia symbian phone to windows phone? Also is there a way to sync sms from my old phone to windows phone? Windows Phone is Nokia 710. My old Nokia Phone has ...
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How to sync my Windows Phone with iTunes (Windows)?

I want to sync my music and videos with my iTunes library on Windows 7. Is it possible? Or must I use some other, Microsoft-specific, bit of software in order to accomplish this task?
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Kindle App on Windows Phone 8.1

Ok so I downloaded an azw file from libgen (don't judge me, it was extremely expensive otherwise). I don't own a Kindle, but do have the app on my laptop (Windows 7), and it runs great. Recently I ...
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Is it possible to sync to two computers with Zune without the device being a guest on one of them?

In the days of Windows Sync Center, it was possible to associate a device with at least 2 PCs, because I guess people would plug them in at work and home. With Zune, I can create a Sync relationship ...
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Change the way zune syncs music files from computer

I am using Zune 4.8.2345.0, whenever I connect my mobile to my computer, it syncs music files, and stores it in the music folder. I am annoyed by the way it syncs it. It saves in folders by Artist ...
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How do I get all Facebook friends birthdays on my windows live calendar?

Currently I have configured Live, Yahoo, Gmail and Facebook accounts to my windows phone 7.5 (Device is Lumia 710). The weird problem is, In calendar, Only birthdays from Live, Google Mail and Yahoo ...
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What can I do when Zune doesn't recognise that my phone is plugged in?

I've plugged my phone in, and whilst I hear the USB chime on the PC, and the sync chirp on the Phone, Zune doesn't launch automatically -- If I launch Zune manually, it doesn't think the phone is ...
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Transferring data, settings & apps between WP7 handsets?

What's involved in transferring between WP7 handsets? Obviously I'd like to move as much as possible from the old one with as little hassle as possible. Obviously, I move my SIM over, but what else? ...
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How can I sync the profile picture of my contacts to my online Live.com account?

I am trying to get the most out of the People Hub. I have spent a lot of time linking profiles and adding pictures, but I don't see the profile pictures in my Live Account on the web. All I can see ...
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Add Gmail account in Windows phone

I have a Nokia Lumia 720 phone which is up-to-date (I just checked it before typing here) and am using Windows 8.1 on it (OS version: 8.10.14219.341). I frequently get my mails on Gmail and so I wish ...
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Windows 8 wont recognize my Lumia 925

Windows 8 doesn't seem to properly recognize my phone. You can see that windows knows I have a Windows Phone device plugged in. It shows up in Devices... Clicking on it Gives me this. If I open ...
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Live tiles stopped working

I have myself, my photos, and a friend pinned to my start. The tiles used to rotate photos, but I forgot my wallet pin, did a reset, and now those tiles don't update (my 'weather view' app tile does ...
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how to sync gmail well with WP8?

So I got a new Lumia 920 but I can get gmail to work properly. I set it up using the "gmail" option when you create an account. I set to download items as they arrive. But when I get an email from ...
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Is there a way to sync podcasts wirelessly without Zune?

First off, Marketplace in the UK does not have Podcasts so that is ruled out. I can get the podcasts onto my phone using Mac Connector but when I do this the 'Subscribe' link under the podcast on the ...
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Some Podcasts are not updating

For some reason some of the podcasts I am subscribed to on the Podcasts app are not updating. Some update just fine but for some no new episodes are appearing. Is there anyway to deal with this or is ...
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Daylight saving disturbed Exchange ActiveSync

This weekend daylight saving time was applied in Germany. This interrupted my company's email account from syncing with the Exchange Server. Colleagues using iPhone or Android didn't report problems - ...
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Phone not downloading media in whatsapp, not getting connected to FB through App, email not syncing. Messages can be sent and read in whatsapp

Phone not downloading media in WhatsApp Not getting connected to Facebook through App, email not syncing. Browsers are not connected to browse the Internet. Messages can be sent and read in WhatsApp. ...
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Email stopped syncing Error message 80072FA8

In February 2016, my yahoo verizon email stopped syncing and I receive an error message 80072FA8 on my Nokia Lumina 900 Windows phone, Vers 7.8. I still receive my email on my Dell (running MS Windows ...
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Can I View SMS online

Since Windows Phone syncs photos, videos, apps settings and SMS to the cloud (OneDrive), Did Microsoft provides any URL to read the synced SMSs online?
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Syncing Windows Phone with Google Apps Free Edition

I'm thinking about switching from Android to Windows Phone 8. The only concern I have is whether I will be able to sync my email, contacts, calendar and tasks with my Google Apps Free Edition account (...
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Why is there a 10 megapixel max for images when syncing to OneDrive? Even over WIFI?

I can understand if they limit this over mobile to protect me from myself, even though I have an unlimited data plan. Limiting it over WIFI though make no sense. My new Nokia Icon has a 20 megapixel ...
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Newly created OneNote notes don't sync to Onedrive

Having a really frustrating time with OneNote. Every time I add a OneNote note on my phone (WP7.8) via the big PLUS icon it says it lives in PERSONAL - UNFILED NOTES. What that location signifies is ...
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Syncing email drafts in Windows Phone

I am currently using HTC Radar, and I have used Android phone earlier, in the android phone, even the drafts are also synced for gmail (it is gmail app for android). In the HTC Radar, I dont see ...
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My htc m8 has not received exchange email in 9 days

I have deleted e-mails surrounding the last one to arrive, I have deleted and re-installed, I have installed on another HTC 8. No matter what, everything stops at the same point. No problem on ...
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Windows 10 Mobile not connecting to Microsoft account

Even did a reset, but still nothing changed. This is what the issue is:- My Lumia 640 is not connecting to the Microsoft Account, or downloading/updating apps from the Store when it is connected to ...
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Windows 10 people contact list won't update

I have now got Windows platforms for all devices (nice idea I thought) however I have now spent a lot of time sorting the people list in my PC "people" list. I thought it would automatically update my ...
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Google mail push notifications in WP8.1 - is it supported again?

It's fairly well known that WP lost the ability to receive push notifications (check for new email as it arrives) after Google made changes in the last few months. But I can't find a clear answer if ...
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Is it possible to abort email synchronisation?

It appears that recently email synchronisation is hanging "quite regularly" (at least daily) - this leaves the notification on the lock screen, but stops all the email accounts (Windows Live, Google, ...
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Have I got my account of my devices connected properly?

I've got a Windows phone (Lumia 950) and three laptops all supposedly running the same Microsoft account. However I don't seem to see the same data appearing all four devices. Is there some setting ...
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Email synchronization only on business days in Windows Phone 8

Is there a way to synchronize Email/Exchange accounts only on defined days on defined times? I have a Exchange account from work and I want to receive those messages only on business days between 8:00 ...
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Can Mac Phone Connector Sync to Picasa?

Windows Phone Connector for Mac allows you to sync your photos with your iPhoto library. I don't use iPhoto and there is no option to sync with Picasa. Is there any workaround/hack that will allow ...
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Onedrive does not distinguish whatsapp pictures from camera pictures in syncing

On my phone I have various folders: whatsapp-pictures, camera pictures, screenshots etc. When backing them up, all pictures seem to be blended in one folder 'pictures'. How can i restore the folders ...
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Windows Phone 8 Music App 'forgetting' artist details

I imported some music onto my Nokia Lumia 820 recently. I've been having problems, so I've deliberately only synced a minimal amount of music. When I synced it, I immediately checked and everything ...
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Windows Live password not working (.edu domain)

My Windows Live account is actually a University of Massachusetts domain, it is also my outlook account and my developer account. Since the beggining of Windows Phone, my settings account page shows "...
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No Outlook emails in my Windows Phone

I have a Nokia Lumia 520. I have configured Outlook with the settings received from my company. But I'm not able to see old mails in it. I also downloaded Outlook Hotmail connector, but I see only new ...
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Sync issue with outlook on Windows Phone 10

Outlook is having trouble syncing on my phone, sending and receiving email seems to be impossible. I try checking the settings for the account, and it looks like the server line might be BS, but I'm ...
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Alternative to discontinued Facebook Connect

Microsoft recently sent out a bulletin that mentions the discontinuation of Facebook Connect integration with Windows Phone. In my opinion, one of the best features of Windows Phone is the ability to ...
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How to sync video from my phone to any cloud service?

I have Microsoft Lumia and it sync photos automatically to onedrive, but it is not doing the same with videos. I want to keep my videos in sync with any cloud service, is that possible and which cloud ...