Selecting folders from root, like /data

I am able to sync folders on the SDcard but no select folders like /data or /system

I tried using the advanced folder picker but it made no difference. I searched online and found this issue & the excerpted quote below. But it didn’t help either.

Kindly help me do this !

As suggested in /issues/200

“Edit: I actually forgot about this, but there’s a “use advanced folder picker” option, which lets you start from /. So that should be fine, right?”

Actually although Nutomic comments as above (in quotes), I could not get it work. I did give root permissions too. The folder selection still goes only upto SDCard. I think its a problem with syncthing folder GUI ?


in my opinion, trying to sync /data or /system is not a good idea at all. I advice you to find a better solution. Especially apps /data/data/ directories could be backed up by various tools like TitaniumBackup, oandbackup, Xiaomi local backup or the open source tool from Izzy called “Adebar” (Android Backup And Restore).

If something goes wrong with those directories, you would accidentially end up in a bootloop or so.


Kind regards Catfriend1

Thanks for the advice. I will check out these tools. But other than the aspect of permissions and ownerships being lost, why should there be any problem with syncthing? Syncthing is simply amazing since it does all the stuff easily and once you set it, you can forget it. This is what I find very good (apart from the windows part being portable (non-installable)).

Any developer seeing this, please consider the following since I think effort is not huge. If I don’t care about the permissions and ownerships, as Nutomic mentioned in the post, can you please enable this feature.