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folder synchronizer software

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:23 am
by Psycho Ced
I was wondering if anyone knows of a good program to sync a folder and all its sub directories on one drive, to a copy on another drive. Mainly to recognize changes to the folders (files/folders that are moved, deleted, or added) and apply them to the other location.

Re: folder synchronizer software

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:11 am
by caldis
I assume you mean for Windows? In case you happen to look for a tool for the mac then I suggest "Synk Professional". It works great and you can find it in that special place.

Re: folder synchronizer software

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:13 pm
by Psycho Ced
Thanks caldis, that will actually come in handy in a few weeks :wink: , but right now I need this for a system running Server 2003.

Re: folder synchronizer software

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:25 pm
by ntscuser
Psycho Ced wrote:I was wondering if anyone knows of a good program to sync a folder and all its sub directories on one drive, to a copy on another drive. Mainly to recognize changes to the folders (files/folders that are moved, deleted, or added) and apply them to the other location.
Please add to that file/folders which have had their names changed so as to avoid unnecessary duplicates.

Re: folder synchronizer software

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:29 pm
by itenviro
I have used PowerDesk file manager for many years. It has a file sync manager which i have used to replicate or update my files across several computers. its very easy to use. Can do exactly what you asked for and more. Available from Avanquest.

Re: folder synchronizer software

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:36 pm
by Townie
I've been using syncback for a couple of years now to do exactly what you want. There is a pro version but a free one too that will do most things. As long as it's local copying the free version will probably do, it does for me anyway :-)
http://www.2brightsparks.com/index.html

Re: folder synchronizer software

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:36 am
by ntscuser
Townie wrote:I've been using syncback for a couple of years now to do exactly what you want. There is a pro version but a free one too that will do most things. As long as it's local copying the free version will probably do, it does for me anyway :-)
http://www.2brightsparks.com/index.html
Just to avoid any confusion, that page contains the "trial" versions. The "free"version is here:

http://www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html#freeware

Re: folder synchronizer software

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:33 pm
by Psycho Ced
Thanks, flipped a coin and went with syncback. It did the trick. :toast:

Re: folder synchronizer software

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:50 am
by rsrikanth05

Re: folder synchronizer software

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:40 pm
by ntscuser
I hadn't actually tried Syncback until 'Townie' suggested it. It's a brilliant little program. I was for example able to share the entire contents of two separate folders on the same drive using one profile and then, using another profile, backup the contents of both to a pair of identical folders in the right places on an external drive. Now I could have done that manually but would probably have made a lot of errors and been left wondering "where is that bloody file I was sure I had copied earlier?" So a big thank-you to Townie for the heads-up.