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Path macros


When defining location of a folder on an endpoint computer, you can specify an absolute path or use a path macros which looks similar for the admin of the Management Server, but takes different actual values on the endpoint computer.

Supported path macros

Windows, Sync IT client running as service

Macro

Windows XP (as service)

Windows Vista+ (as service)

%HOME%

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\

%DOWNLOADS%

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\BitTorrent Sync IT

C:\Users\Public\Documents\BitTorrent Sync IT

%FOLDERS_STORAGE%

*

*

 

Windows, Sync IT client running as user

Macro

Windows XP

Windows Vista+

%HOME%

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\ C:\Users\<username>\

%DOWNLOADS%

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Documents\Downloads

C:\Users\<username>\Downloads\

%FOLDERS_STORAGE%

*

*

 

POSIX

Macro

Default path on OS X

Default path on Linux

%HOME%

/Users/<username>

/home/<username>

%DOWNLOADS%

/Users/<username>/Downloads

/home/<username>/BitTorrent Sync IT

%FOLDERS_STORAGE%

*

*

* %FOLDERS_STORAGE% is a special location. When Sync gets %FOLDERS_STORAGE%, it takes “folders_storage_path” value from sync.conf which was used to connect the client to the Management Server.