I just installed Syncthing on both my Linux box and android phone, to sync two types of files: my notes (located on the laptop) and photos (located on the phone) between them.
I started with notes, from Syncthing web GUI on the laptop I added a new folder, I wrote the path of my folder notes inside
Folder Path filed, give it a label, and select my phone to share with it.
My phone is able now to see that folder and receive a copy of its files, BUT Syncthing makes another copy of those file on my laptop inside
So right now I have two copies of my notes on the laptop, one on their original path, and another inside
Sync folder. This seems a strange behavior for me, what if I’m going to select another folder to sync with 10 GB, I’ll end up with 20 on the laptop?
I feel like I miss something with settings.
Please provide a screenshot of the laptop side.
My money is on more than one folder setup somewhere. Possibly with auto accept enabled for a device on the laptop so you have multiple shares of the same content going to different destinations.
Thanks for your reply.
I figured out the problem. The default folder on my laptop is
~/Sync, and it linked with another folder called
Sync on my phone. At this point, there was no problem.
When I added my
~/Doc/Notes folder from the laptop to a Syncthing list, my phone asked me if I want to accept the new sharing folder, and when I was asked to select a path for it, I create one called
Sync on Android!
so when I returned to
~/Sync on the laptop I surprised why I have
Notes inside it
Sorry for bothering you.
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