Why does syncing my library re-add files that have not been modified?

ColumboColumbo Member

Currently, to sync new music to my library, I have to do a full sync which takes several days. This shouldn't be the case though, as I haven't modified any of the files in my cloud storage. It should only add the files that have been added ro modified. Is there a reason this is happening?

Also, I subscribed to Astiga premium but I'm finding new music in my storage isn't being automatically synced, a feature which the premium subscription is supposed to offer.

Many thanks.

Best Answer

  • Accepted Answer

    Automatic syncing can be turned on in your storage settings.

    As for why it syncs unchanged files: did you force sync? Because that will cause it to sync every file again, regardless whether they have changed or not. If not, then it depends on your storage. Every storage implements this change check in their own way. In some cases, it is simply based on the modify time, or a file hash, or something else entirely. In the case of WebDAV, whatever server you use decides how it implements the "has this file changed" check.


  • sks316sks316 Member

    As for the syncing taking a while, I believe Astiga has to check each folder in your storage for new files first before it can sync. It shouldn't add files unless they've been modified, consider checking your sync log to see if it is.

    As for the automatic syncing, try turning it on in your storage's settings.

  • ColumboColumbo Member

    That's great, thank you. I've found the setting now to enable automatic syncing.

    With regards to the syncing unchanged files, I did not force sync. I use pCloud storage, so it could perhaps be something to do with the way I'm syncing my local files to the cloud storage. I'll look into it further. Thanks for the response.

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