SelectTools > Folder Tools > Synchronize Folders. Select Advanced to display additional synchronization options.
Use this setting to control the action taken by CuteFTP when synchronizing files with identical names.
Use global overwrite settings This is the default choice. This uses overwrite settings adjusted for all sites in Tools > Global Options > Transfer > Smart Overwrite.
Overwrite The transferring file replaces the destination file. When mirroring both folders, the most recent version of the file is kept.
Numerate Both files are kept, and one is renamed with a number to distinguish between the two.
Skip ignores matching files, and only transfers those files not yet present on the other system.
Use this setting to tell CuteFTP what to do with files having identically-spelled but differently-cased names. You can choose:
Transfer first file only and skip others: The first file transfers and the rest are skipped.
Numerate files: Both files are kept, and one is renamed with a number to distinguish between the two.
Show rename prompt: CuteFTP prompts you to rename one of the identical files.
Since Windows file systems do not support case-sensitive file names, you may want to use this option when working with file systems that do (like Unix).
Select this option to prevent CuteFTP from following symbolic links when mirroring subfolders. This option should be left on unless symbolic links are absolutely needed. If you disable this option and a symbolic link points to a spot further up the folder tree from where the mirroring began you can get stuck in an infinite loop.
Select this option to make the mirrored folder a strict duplicate of the source folder. This updates old files and deletes unused files. If you disable this option, any extra files present in the mirrored folder are left in place.
Disable this option to turn off the pop-up box that asks if you are sure you want to delete a file. If you plan to run synchronizations automatically, clear this check box, or the process will stop until the file deletion prompt is manually cleared.
Select this option to compensate for a problem that occurs when trying to synchronize ASCII files residing on UNIX file systems. Windows and UNIX differ slightly on how they store ASCII files, especially with regards to the End Of Line (EOL) or line breaks in ASCII documents. This difference causes an otherwise identical file to be seen as “different” when performing a synchronization tasks, due to the difference in size.
By forcing binary transfers, all files are transferred in binary mode, which would mean that an ASCII file residing on a local system would be transferred to the remote server with its EOLs intact. Some Web servers can accommodate for this while others may not. This could result in an html or other ASCII document not being displayed in the end user’s browser.
Experiment with the two options if you are unsure of which one to choose. By default, force binary is turned off, as extra traffic might be acceptable, but conserving EOLs in a UNIX environment may not.