Mac tagged color highlights are not retained when syncing

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Mac tagged color highlights are not retained when syncing

Postby rhap4boy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:40 pm

When using Hybrid Backup to Sync folders from QNAP to another QNAP, Files and folders that were tagged with color highlights using Mac does up show up on the synced volume. The files and folders itself shows up but not the tagged coloring.
What is the correct way to sync folders and volumes so that files and folders with tagged color highlights properties are synced over as well?

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Re: Mac tagged color highlights are not retained when syncing

Postby dolbyman » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:48 pm

please do not multipost

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Re: Mac tagged color highlights are not retained when syncing

Postby Mousetick » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:41 pm

Please take care of proofreading your posts, because you wrote the opposite of what you meant
rhap4boy wrote:Files and folders that were tagged with color highlights using Mac does up show up on the synced volume.

up/not?

About your problem, look into the sync job options (or advanced settings, I don't know exactly what they're called in the UI), and verify that the option to copy extended attributes is enabled.

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Re: Mac tagged color highlights are not retained when syncing

Postby rhap4boy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:15 am

Thank you for the correction! Yes, I meant not.

That seems to fix the issue. Thank you!

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Re: Mac tagged color highlights are not retained when syncing

Postby Mousetick » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:37 am

rhap4boy wrote:That seems to fix the issue.

Preserving extended attributes is very important when backing up or syncing Mac files, because the OS and some applications store useful information (called "metadata") in them. Finder colors, but also tags in general for Spotlight searching, Spotlight comments, text encoding, and application-specific information...


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