Overview of the Sync Panel

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This article will walk you through the different parts of the Mylio Sync Panel.

The Sync Panel is integral to understanding how to sync across devices, protection, and storage management within your Mylio system.
Mylio Sync Icon

1. Sync Panel Icon – To view the sync panel, simply click on the sync icon in the top right corner of the Details Panel when it’s open.

2. Total Number in Selection – This number reflects the total number of media that you have selected, whether it’s a folder, a single photo, or a set of files.

3. Selection Source – This tells you which folder is selected or highlighted.

4. Sync Panel View Settings – Adjust between viewing only online devices or all Mylio devices. You can also toggle on ‘Compact View’ and ‘Advanced Selection’ mode.

5. Protection Status Bar – The bar reflects the protection status of your selection. Green = protected, yellow = at risk.

6. Device List – You can toggle this menu open or closed to view your list of Mylio devices.

7. Device icon – The device icon can tell you quickly if you are on a mobile device or computer. You can also click on this icon to bring up individual Device Settings.

8. Device Name – The individual name for a device in your Mylio system. You can click on it at any time to bring up sync settings for this specific device.

9. Thumbnail Status – A small version of your photo (20 to 30kb) that is great for referencing your full library. Ideal for mobile devices. Does not allow editing. The bar changes in color based on the status of thumbnails on your device. Green means that there are thumbnails on that device, yellow means that the device wants them but doesn’t have them, and gray means that it doesn’t want them and it doesn’t have them.

10. Preview Status – Medium quality (approximately 1mb) that gives an accurate representation of your photos at a fraction of the space. Perfect for laptops or tablets. Fully editable. Green means that there are thumbnails on that device, yellow means that the device wants them but doesn’t have them, and gray means that it doesn’t want them and it doesn’t have them.

11. Original Status – Your full quality file (original file size). Great for desktops or high capacity laptops. RAW Compatible. Fully editable. Green means that there are thumbnails on that device, yellow means that the device wants them but doesn’t have them, and gray means that it doesn’t want them and it doesn’t have them.

12. Connection Status – Shows the connection status and speed for the specific device.

13. Not Connected – Indicates that the device is not online and not actively syncing.

15. Syncing status icon (Syncing Protection Device) – The different icons represent your device’s protection level. It can reflect whether your device is supposed to backing up Originals or not, and whether or not it is actively syncing. The shield represents a device that has Originals and the arrows show that it is actively syncing.

16. Syncing status icon (Syncing Protection Device) – The different icons represent your device’s protection level. It can reflect whether your device is supposed to backing up Originals or not, and whether or not it is actively syncing. The shield represents a device that has Originals and the prohibitory symbol shows that it isn’t connected or actively syncing.

17. Syncing status icon (Syncing Viewing Device) – The different icons represent your device’s protection level. It can reflect whether your device is supposed to backing up Originals or not, and whether or not it is actively syncing. The circle represents a device that has Thumbnails or Previews and the prohibitory symbol shows that it isn’t connected.

18. Syncing status icon (Syncing Viewing Device) – The different icons represent your device’s protection level. It can reflect whether your device is supposed to backing up Originals or not, and whether or not it is actively syncing. The circle represents a device that has Thumbnails or Previews and the check mark indicates that it’s fully synced and connected.

19. Activity – Lists any activity and pending tasks that Mylio has queued up.

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