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    Default Sync user settings/files between Win7+oSuSe

    Hi all!
    I have the need not to waste space with redundant useless files.
    On Win7 partition I have downloaded and installed lot of GBs of Steam games; Also I'd like to share bookmarks (and their tags) of FireFox, mail (I use POP) from ThunderBird and Minecraft's worlds.
    The important thing is that I want settings+files always available and synchronized between the two OSes.
    I know a good starting point would be mounting at boot Win7 partition, but when? What to do?

    Please, do not tell me things like: "Use webmail instead of POP and cloud services" because I want to work the most on local in my PC and lastly also because not every games in Steam have the cloud option.
    Also, what do I think about cloud? I'll answer with another question: would you ever give your diary to a stranger?

    oSUSe x86_64 12.3 KDE

    Code:
    fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x1254faa9
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *        2048      206847      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2          206848   195061759    97427456    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3       195061760   625141759   215040000   83  Linux
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    Default Re: Sync user settings/files between Win7+oSuSe

    Quote Originally Posted by susebh View Post
    "Use webmail instead of POP and
    How about using IMAP if it provided by your email provider
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    Default Re: Sync user settings/files between Win7+oSuSe

    Also i thought Firefox had something called sync which can synchronize you bookmarks and other settings.
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    Default Re: Sync user settings/files between Win7+oSuSe

    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    How about using IMAP if it provided by your email provider
    I use POP 'cause when I delete mails from TB, they are also removed from the server.
    For FF I don't want to use a sync service when I can have the "same" FF on both Win7 and oSUSE.

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    Default Re: Sync user settings/files between Win7+oSuSe

    Quote Originally Posted by susebh View Post
    I use POP 'cause when I delete mails from TB, they are also removed from the server.
    For FF I don't want to use a sync service when I can have the "same" FF on both Win7 and oSUSE.
    TB can delete mails in imap on client and server once you configure it
    "Move it to the Trash folder" is very similar to deleting a message in a POP account. The main difference is that if you set mail.imap.expunge_after_delete to true using the Config editor Thunderbird will compact the folder after it successfully copies the message to the trash folder. [1] The same thing occurs if you move a message to another folder since moving a message deletes a message and then copies it.
    source:- Deleting messages in IMAP accounts - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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    Default Re: Importing and using same user settings+files from Win7

    On 2013-04-04 16:36, susebh wrote:
    > I have the need not to waste space with redundant useless files.
    > On Win7 partition I have downloaded and installed lot of GBs of _Steam_
    > games; Also I'd like to share bookmarks (and their tags) of _FireFox_,
    > mail (I use POP) from _ThunderBird_ and _Minecraft_'s worlds.


    Yes, you can share mail in Thunderbird between Windows and Linux. I have
    done that, but almost a decade ago.

    The master copy has to be in Windows. In Linux you basically symlink the
    email local storage to the corresponding folder in the Windows partition.

    As I have not done this in such a long time, I can not tell you exactly
    what folder to symlink, nor assure you that it will work.


    As to the other questions I can not answer.

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