Program for Syncing Folders over a network

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  1. alexc2005

    alexc2005 Member

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    Hey guys, as the title suggests, im after a program that will sync my main pc to my laptop so that i have all my stuff on both whenever i need to do work.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Cheers

    Alex
     
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  4. gords

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    Might be worth looking at SyncToy.
     
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    Try using the mirror switch in robocopy.
     
  6. jab_au

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    Yes use Robocopy, it does a great job.
     
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    I've been using SmartSynch Pro for a few years. Great program with plenty of features and gets updated regulary. :thumbup:

    http://www.smartsync.com/
     
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    Got linux? rsync.
     
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    Sync Toy
    Free and easy to use from Microsoft
     
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    Do any of these do it automatically? or will i always have to "run" the program manually?
     
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    Dropbox will sync automatically
    However it syncs over the net, which has both advantages and disadvantages. You can sync from anywhere, but it does use up bandwidth....
     
  12. PsyKo-Billy

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    You could redirect your 'My documents' folder to be a folder on your desktop and make it available offline.
     
  13. gordoc

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    Synctoy can be setup as scheduled task.
     
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    how? :) 10char
     
  15. gordoc

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    Have a look in the help file that comes with synctoy. It has step by step instructions on how to set it up with a scheduled task :)
     
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    +1 for robocopy. had great success with it.

    stick the robocopy command in a .bat file and you can make it a scheduled task as well. stick a 'pause' line at the end and you can leave the command prompt window (from within which the robocopy command runs) to see some cool statistics after the job is complete.

    also copies files whose filenames are > 256chars (causes problems with ordinary windows copy) without reverting to an 8.3 format.

    i lub joo robocopy.
     
  17. gurukid22

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    If you want to use a portable hard drive or usb key you should try Dmailer Sync but it does not run over a network.
     

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