After installing CC2014, I launched CC and synched my settings, uploading everything. Then I closed the app and launched CC2014 and told it to download all settings. It comes up with the dialogue, "Settings are already in sync. No synchronization necessary." Nothing has been synched, though. The app is at complete default, and the info panel says the time of the last update and says, "No files transferred." Is there a way to get force it to sync or something? Am I missing something here?
Are you expecting the settings from the previous version, After Effects CC (12.x), to come across automatically to the current version, After Effects CC 2014 (13.0), through Sync Settings? That's not how it works.
If you are just trying to migrate settings from the previous version to the current version, follow the instructions here:
Ok. Out of curiosity, what is the sync settings feature for, then? Is it only for going between the same version on different machines? I guess that works in addition to having the migrate settings feature.
Sync Settings is for easily accessing your settings on any computer.