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The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for using directory historical data to facilitate automated file updates. A pair of directories is updated, for example, synchronized, with one another. Directory historical data, such as, for example, previous contents of the directories, is utilized to determine what file operations are to be performed during an update. User-selectable update modes can also be used to further configure what file operations are performed during an update.