Sync confirmation dialog

The sync confirmation dialog is displayed by default. To skip the confirmation dialog and apply the changes automatically, enable the option “Skip confirmation dialog” in the sync settings Advanced tab.

The confirmation dialog shows all the changes that will be applied during a sync, grouped by files to be removed, overwritten and added.

When a regular file has been added or removed or its contents have changed, its name is displayed in the default label color. On the other hand, if only a file’s metadata has changed (such as the hidden or locked state), its name is displayed in grey and the Size column shows a dot “•” to indicate that the actual file contents will not be copied.

Similarly, a directory can be displayed in grey: in the Remove tab, it means that it won’t be removed (but contents with a black name will); in the Overwrite or Add tab, it means that it already exists. If the directory’s metadata has changed, its name is also displayed in grey and the Size column shows a dot “•”.

Finder tags are always synced for files listed in the Add tab. If the option “Always synchronize tags” in the sync settings Destination tab is enabled and the tags have been modified for an already existing file, the file will appear in grey in the Overwrite tab and show a dot “•” in the Size column to indicate that only the metadata has changed.

A file can be temporarily excluded from the sync by selecting it and pressing the Delete key, or opening the context menu by right-clicking the file and selecting Remove from change list. On the next sync, the file will be listed again.

File info

The confirmation dialog allows you to inspect the file attributes that have changed: right-click a file to open the context menu, then select Get Info. Alternatively you can double click the file.

In the Remove and Add tab, the file info popover shows the details of the single file to be removed or added.

In the Overwrite tab, the file info popover shows the details of the source and destination files. For two-way syncs, it also shows the attributes of the file during the previous sync that are saved in the snapshot, which were used to determine in which direction the file should be copied.


The confirmation dialog shows a warning in the following situations:

  • if a destination file will be overwritten by a source file with an older modification date
  • if there is not enough available space on the destination volume.