Looking through these forums, I ran across people talking about this function. Though it was unrelated to what I was looking for, it seemed like a great idea to help mirror the remote site to my local folder.
I ran the function, and pointed it to my local folder, it then started running. I minimized the window and continued working on some other things while I was waiting. After about 5-10 minutes, I went back and noticed the window was still there, but everything was greyed out except for the Transfer Settings button. I had to close the window via the close button on the top right.
Are you sure you have used function Keep remote directory up to date
? Because what you describe look rather like synchronisation
. First you cannot use "Keep remote directory up to date" to "mirror the remote site to your local folder", what should be clear from the function name. Second, when you start it, it basically does nothing, while from your post it seems that it did something. Function Synchronize can easily delete your files if incorrectly configured.
Also before you mentioned that the function "timed out". What have you meant by this?