What is Snapshot?
Suggest you want to find out which changes were
made to system folder during some software installation. With
Synchronize It! you can generate special file, which will keep
listing of all files in folder with all their attributes, such as
size and modification date. Such listing we call folder's
How to create Snapshot?
You can create snapshot by synchronizing a folder
into new snapshot file with .pck extension. Note that this
approach allows you to include in snapshot only files of specific
- Select folder for snapshot as Source;
- Specify path and file name for snapshot as Target, note
that .pck extension is a signal to create a snapshot;
- Specify any additional options you want - whether to include
subfolders, which files to list, etc.;
- Set Synchronize action;
- Once file list will be ready, press
to create snapshot;
How to compare Snapshot with folder?
To compare folder with snapshot just specify
snapshot file as source or target and follow common steps. You can
even "copy" files to existing snapshot to update that file listing.
"Copying" file from snapshot will not do anything, since there are
no actual data in snapshot file.
If you want to synchronize folders on non-connected
PCs, you may want to check Package, which
is similar to snapshot but can also include actual changed files
along with pure folder listing.