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SME creates duplicates of all files
Thanks KenT, I've already disabled the Trash and emptied it, and also disabled versioning. Let's see if this behavior stops in the next few days.

SME creates duplicates of all files
I know, but the last message refers to another (new) problem. I'm on Windows now (on a different computer), therefore this has nothing to do with what the support engineer is trying to recreate.

I simply asked here how to get rid of files with the date appended because maybe someone else had the same problem(s) before and might have helped.
AND, once the problems are solved, so that someone else who in the future might encounter the same problems can find a quick solution to them.

I thought it could be of help to everybody, but if this is not a good use of the support forums I'll stop posting, no problem.
SME creates duplicates of all files
This is getting out of hand.
Even though I've disabled versioning, turned off the trash and emptied it, I have files with date appended inside my folders (both locally and on the cloud servers).
How do I get rid of them now? They are useless to me and take up precious disk space (especially precious cloud space!).

SME creates duplicates of all files
I can assure that, if I don't enter the Windows partition, no syncing is done by any other sync programs (which basically makes it like no other syncing is done).
But let's skip this, I just want to solve.
I'm now a paying customer of a SME Personal Cloud account (although my dashboard says I have no access to support).
I'm trying to start from scratch, therefore I deleted the local folder, so that it will be re-downloaded and, hopefully, solve the timestamp problem. All this in Linux Mint (Ubuntu).
The problem now is that the SME Sync Center says "Action: Retrieving File List" and hangs there forever.

P.S.: let me add that I'm now using SME on each and every computer, and I've uninstalled all the "proprietary" sync programs like Dropbox, Sugarsync and the such.
SME creates duplicates of all files
The problem would be there anyway.
Unless you think that people start using SME from day 1 of their joining anyone of the cloud services SME supports. But I guess most don't, which means that until that moment they've been using other softwares to sync files between local and server... Which means that the computer where SME gets installed already have local files synced with the cloud, one way or the other.

Since I installed Ubuntu I've only been using SME. I've not even launched Windows7 once. But still SME wants to create duplicates/timestamped files. 

It seems that files located on the cloud (already there) and local files (already synced with the server) are not recognized by SME as the exact same files, somehow. Therefore it creates a new timestamped version. It basically uploads all the files to the cloud *again*. 

This is not a conflict between the Windows sync programs and SME. It's how SME sees the files that are already located both locally and remotely.

If I have file1.ext both locally and on the cloud server, and the file is the exact same, how come SME sends a new timestamped version?
SME creates duplicates of all files
I was not on the site and went by what I remembered. Sorry for confusing Timestamping and Versioning, but you got the idea.

Regarding my email, believe it or not, I did not receive any answer. And yes, I'm pretty aware of the existence of spam blocks and I've checked the spam folder repeatedly. No mails from your company there either.

Anyway, going back to the problem, I guess I did not make myself clear. I have one notebook, with two partitions, one with Windows7 and one with Ubuntu.
I use the original "cloud" softwares from Dropbox and SugarSync in Windows7.
In Ubuntu I use SME.

The folders that get synced are the same (i.e.: there are only TWO folders on the system, one for Dropbox and one for SugarSync: the folder that Dropbox/SugarSync sync under Windows7 is THE SAME that Ubuntu syncs with SME). This said: how can a single copy of a file have different timestamps?
This is to say that I don't think the problem I'm encountering is due to "having two copies of the files in different places" because I only have ONE copy.
I hope this makes things clearer.
SME creates duplicates of all files
But TimeStamp option in the dashboard is turned off.
SME creates duplicates of all files
Hi, and thanks for replying.
I'm not a registered customer. As I said before, I emailed to know how to obtain the student's discount but no one ever replied, so I'm still a free user.
Anyway, you say "versioned files (or duplicates as you say) are created if files are changed", but here lies the problem: I have not changed any of the files, but still SME creates versioned files.
It shouldn't behave this way.

SME creates duplicates of all files
It seems like no one from SME cares.
I've even mailed (as requested) to know what should I do to obtain the student's discount, but they did not even bothered to reply.
Maybe they don't need new paying customers...
Will check out the competition and see if they care more.
SME creates duplicates of all files

My notebook has two partitions, one with Windows7 and one running Ubuntu 12.10
In Windows I keep my files synced using the SugarSync and DropBox applications.
In Ubuntu I set up the SME Sync Center so that those same folders that are kept synced in Windows will be kept synced when I use Ubuntu too. I chose the Sync All option, which looks what would emulate the original Dropbox/SugarSync behavior.

The problem is that as soon as SME starts syncing it creates a duplicate of each and every local file on the remote folder. It's like it won't recognize that the files on the server are the same files that are in the local folder, therefore it uploads them again, adding date and time at the end of the filename.

Am I doing something wrong? Why is this happening?
I noticed that even though the files have always been kept synced between the server and the notebook (in Windows), the timestamps that SME sees are different, for example:

picture01.jpg            2011 02 15 10:33:32 -> 2011 02 15 09:33:17

How can I solve?
This is going to use all my 1GB bandwidth limit, and considering I have 6Gbs of files to be kept synced, it would need 6 months just to update the files, not to consider that I'd then have to delete all duplicates from the servers.

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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