How to Sync Folders With Admin Access

I’m trying to sync some program files folders with Syncthing, but I’m encountering an error message: “Failed to create folder root directory CreateFile [directory]: Access is denied.”

I understand these folders likely require admin access to make changes.

  • Is there a way to securely grant Syncthing admin access?
  • If not, are there alternative solutions to achieve file synchronization for program files folders with Syncthing?

Thanks in advance for your help!

The docs have some hints regarding synchronizing ownership with elevated privileges:

https://docs.syncthing.net/advanced/folder-sync-ownership.html#elevated-permissions

I haven’t used that myself though, so hope someone else will chime in if that doesn’t answer your questions.

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