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Old 01-15-04, 09:53 PM
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Syncronizing files from a share drive to local hard drive?

Is this possible using a free software or using Windows XP? I am running XP Pro and store several files on a file server, however, I want to be able to access them when I am offline and at home.

Is there a way to do this? I want to be able to sync the remote and local files since they change constantly.

I think laptop link did this (??) but that is a pay-solution. Any other ideads?

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Old 01-15-04, 10:11 PM
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About the only thing windows has built in is Briefcase.

To create a new Briefcase
To open My Computer, double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.
Click the folder in which you want to create the new Briefcase.
On the File menu, point to New, and then click Briefcase.
Note

To create a new Briefcase on your desktop, right-click anywhere on the desktop, click New, and then click Briefcase.
To synchronize files on connected computers using Briefcase
While the computers are connected, open Briefcase on your portable computer and copy the appropriate files from your main computer.
Work on the files on your portable computer.
When you have finished working on the files, connect the two computers if they were disconnected, open Briefcase on your portable computer, and then do one of the following:
To update all the files, on the Briefcase menu, click Update All.
To update only some of the files, select the files you want to update, and then on the Briefcase menu, click Update Selection.
Notes

When you are using Briefcase to copy files from your main computer to your portable computer, the two computers must be connected, either over a network or by a direct cable connection.
While you are working on your files, the two computers do not need to be connected.

I dont see too many free ones, but here is one

http://download.com.com/3000-2248-10...ml?tag=lst-0-2


Here is a list

http://download.com.com/3120-20-0.ht...search=+Go%21+
Old 01-15-04, 11:26 PM
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There's a program called FolderMatch (it's shareware, but only like $25) that works perfectly for this stuff. Very configurable, and very fast. The only thing it doesn't do is automated tasks, but you can get a companion program, FolderClone, for that purpose.

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Old 01-15-04, 11:27 PM
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Thanks for the reply - forgot about the briefcase.. i'll try it out tonight
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sfsdfd, how would you compare FolderMach to the free "briefcase" ?

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Old 01-16-04, 01:19 PM
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Foldermatch is an excellent file sync tool with many features above and beyond briefcase. It would be my suggestion, BUT, you asked for FREE and this is not free

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