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Old 02-27-08, 03:38 PM
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Best synchronization software?

I need some software which will do quick & thorough synchronization of my F: Drive to my H: Drive - this is not my system drive - this is personal stuff.

Any ideas? Preferably freeware, but I am not adverse to paying for a good product.
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Old 02-27-08, 04:00 PM
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I've used a product called Beyond Compare for years, but its primary purpose is diff comparison analysis. Synchronization is just a side function. Depending on exactly what you want to do, it may be worth looking into.

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I used xxcopy which is freeware but has a sort of high learning curve. You use command lines to run it. Very powerful though.

I also used something I can't remember the name of. If I can track it down I'll tell you what it is. It is on one of my backup drives.

I now use a program I paid for but you wanted freeware. I used the paid for program because it does images. I have everything split on different partitions. So I just make a image of my data drive and c: drive every month or so.
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Old 02-27-08, 04:31 PM
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My company uses a program called Second Copy. It works very well. I think it's $20 or $30 though.
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Old 02-27-08, 05:54 PM
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Best will mean different things to different people

Free I can do and means the same to everyone


XP Sync Toy

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...o/synctoy.mspx
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Originally Posted by das Monkey
I've used a product called Beyond Compare for years, but its primary purpose is diff comparison analysis. Synchronization is just a side function. Depending on exactly what you want to do, it may be worth looking into.
That was my first thought as well.
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Old 02-27-08, 06:17 PM
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Robocopy!

Download 2003 resource kit here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Install package. Go to program folder and copy robocopy file.

Drop robocopy.exe file into windows directory.

Uninstall resource package.

Use batch file - something like
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robocopy f:\share h:\share /mir
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Old 02-27-08, 08:50 PM
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Thanks everybody - when I get a little bit of free time I'm going to look at each of these products.

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I've used robocopy for years and love it... and you can't beat the price tag!
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