I wanted to find a solution to sync files from my PC up to my web server. Tried a bunch of different products and when I got to ownCloud I thought I found my solution. However, after several hours of setting up the server and finally installing and trying out the Windows client I make a horrifying discovery. If I have a directory that I want to sync up to the server but it contains some sub-directories which I don't want to sync that I can't exclude them. If you try using "Chose what to sync" it deletes them off my PC! Deletes them!!
One dialog box is not enough warning for a new user that they are about to lose important files from their local drive. Who would think that a this type tool would delete local content just to set up a sync? Completely unexpected and dangerous to the user.
A simple exclude like every other sync tool out there is what is required. Currently I would have to place all of the folders that I desire to sync in their own directory and not in the locations I wish them to be to avoid the danger.
I would also advise that, if an actual exclude does become available, you read the directory structure first and give the user an opportunity to set the include/exclude flag before beginning any file sync.
Thank you and the server part is working well.