Frequently Asked Questions
This page holds the answers of common questions which are asked about Heatsoft ADCS.
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Q: Is there an easy way to move ADCS settings from one system to another?
I'm talking about the Directory Pairs Basket, configured filter masks, exclude patterns, and whatever other user pref settings we've configured.
I just had to move my dev environment in a hurry, while the drive was dying on my work system.
It would be really great to be able to move my settings too.
A: All the ADCS settings are stored in one single file 'adcs.ini'.
You can locate this file in the same folder where you have installed ADCS. For example, 'C:\Program Files\ADCS\adcs.ini'.
To restore your settings just copy the file into new ADCS location.
Q: Can I adjust date/time stamps relatively with +60 mins or + 1hr? That would be helpful for people with digital cameras too,
instead of constantly adjusting date/time of your camera (or more commonly as in my case if you forget to adjust), you can adjust the files' stamps
according to the country you travelled, +12 hr for Japan maybe).
A: Yes, you can adjust date/time stamps in the Change attributes/timestamp for files window in this way.
To activate the window select menu item Change date/attributes for selected files (Alt+T)
from the context menu or from the main menu item File operations.
Q: Will I need a copy of the software on both the desktop & notebook?
A: It's enough to have one copy of ADCS either on desktop or notebook.
Q: How long would ~1GB of data going from one drive to the other take?
A: The time is depending on your hardware/network speed. Replication's time is approximately the same as Windows Explorer takes.
Q: Does your software include any spyware?
A: No. Only once ADCS uses an internet connection - to activate the program after registration.
Q: I am looking for an easy way to synchronize my two computers so I can use my notebook at the office.
A: ADCS is easy, fast and flexible. ADCS allows to do the same things in different ways. Just try the software.
Q: I would need to filter out (exclude) directories, is that possible?
Instead of adding dozens of pairs to the "favorites" when updating 100 Mb Zip-disks with lots of work-directories and a couple "temp" directories,
it would be handy to be able to exclude only the "temp"-dirs.
A: Yes, now ADCS provides this ability - ability to exclude directories from a comparison.
Q: I need to print folder contents. Can ADCS do this?
A: Yes. ADCS can help you to print folder contents. You may learn how do it in our
comparison report tutorial.
Q: How does the program function? Who can use the program?
A: ADCS is a powerful tool for directories synchronization. It will be useful for anyone, who shares documents/programs with friends and
colleagues. If you want to synchronize data between home and office or desktop and notebook computers, when
with ADCS you can easily see what have changed in your directories and then transfer changes with single mouse click.
Actual tasks which can be solved with Heatsoft ADCS are described in the
Q: What are the advantages of ADCS in comparison with the others programs?
Click here to see the full features list of Heatsoft ADCS.
A: Also there is a lot of such programs on the market, ADCS has some unique features, listed below.
Q: I have to check always the same directories, it's time consuming to change the directories all the time.
How can I do it with one mouse click?
A: To check the same directories at this time you can use a bookmarks in the
Favorites list (Ctrl+F).
Q: How can I easily rename a directory? The current name of the directory should be given as the default!
A: In the directories tree
select the directory and press Shift+F6. This opens the in place rename box.
To rename the directory,
type the new name and press ENTER.
Q: How can I save or print a list of files from compared directories?
A: You can generate the comparison report and then print it.
To generate the comparison report select the main menu item File|Comparison report.
Q: Could you tell me what ports are required by HAS and Windows to sync files between two servers?Win200+ Non Netbios ports- 445
A: ADCS uses windows SMB technology for it's calls to network drives (Windows File Sharing).
Depending on whether you are running Netbios over TCP/IP or not, the ports would be:
NetBios over TCP/IP - 137,138, 139
If you can map a drive using windows file sharing between the two servers, ADCS should work.
Q: What is -Safe copying files-?
A: Ability to Safe copying files allows to protect overwriting file until success file replication is done.
When Safe copying files is on ADCS will copy a file to a temporary file, and when file replication is successfully done ADCS will overwrite old file with new one.
You can turn on Safe copying files in the page General in the Options window.
Q: How long is your evaluation period?
A: Actually 30 days. But you can evaluate the program as long as you need. ADCS doesn't expire after the 30-days period.
Q: What is the upgrade policy?
A: There is one-time fee for purchasing Heatsoft ADCS. A registered user has a "perpetual license", and does not need to repay in order
to activate or upgrade ADCS. All the future ADCS upgrades will be completely free for the user. We release the updates about
once a month. Click here to see the nearest features list.