December 27, 2008 at 1:16 am #160283
My other laptop is running Vista and I use “Offline Files” to keep my files in sync with the network (everything is stored on the network but directories I need away from home are synchronised with the laptop automatically).
I would like to do the same with my new NC10 but Offline Files isn’t available on XP Home (only XP Pro) – does anyone do anything similar or have an alternative?
IanDecember 27, 2008 at 1:38 am #177472BritmanMember
allwaysync.com might do it, i use to backup my hard drives, as in they are mirrors.December 27, 2008 at 3:46 pm #177473techguyoneMember
free too, and you can schedule itDecember 27, 2008 at 4:16 pm #177477BlueboyMember
Yes, I use SyncToy also. Very easy to setup and use.
I found that version 1.4 can be scheduled with the -R option, But that doesn’t appear to work for the new 2.0 version.December 27, 2008 at 4:24 pm #177474techguyoneMember
sure it does
from the help file: (XP version)Quote:From the Start menu, select All Programs – Accessories – System Tools – Scheduled Tasks.
Select Add scheduled task to start the Scheduled Task Wizard. You will see a list of possible programs to run.
Select Browse and locate the SyncToyCmd.exe.
The wizard will next prompt you to enter how often you want to run the scheduled SyncToy (for example, daily, weekly, et cetera). Select a frequency.
The next page asks when to start the task. Select a start time.
The next page asks for the user name and password to run the program under. Enter your user name and password.
The final page contains an option to open the properties dialog when the wizard ends. Select this checkbox.
Modify the Run textbox to include the â€“R command line option. â€“R all by itself will run all folder pairs that are active for run all. If you want to run just a single folder pair, add â€“R â€œMy Pairâ€ to the end of the command line.
remember its the SyncToyCmd.exe.
NOT the SyncToy.exe.December 27, 2008 at 9:40 pm #177475hufnMember
I’ll put in another vote for allwaysync. It works pretty well for me. Sync my nc10 and a desktop.December 27, 2008 at 9:52 pm #177471dinoMember
what do these sync programmes offer that livemesh does not?
(having recently discovered livemesh myself, am wondering if there is something even better out there!)December 27, 2008 at 10:29 pm #177478
Thanks for the replies – I was doing some searching earlier and came across SyncToy – it seems to work well.
The only slight down side is with Offline files on my Vista laptop, you access the files on the network drive letter – even when offline….so anything setup for H: on my Vista laptop wont work on the NC10 because you have to specify a local directory with SyncToy so they are not on H: if that makes sense..
(although I could use SyncToy on Vista too I guess…)
IanDecember 27, 2008 at 11:58 pm #177476hufnMember
Livemesh seemed to want to create an account online and it goes through an online service in order to sync. If you travel, then I can see this being good to sync back. However, I’m more paranoid 😉 Allway runs on your computer and will sync to any network file you can connect to. No need for an online account with a companyDecember 29, 2008 at 9:44 am #177470MarkRMember
I like the idea of allwaysync.com …. but before I do that I have a problem where in the past I have managed to accumulate several versions of the same files in multiple folders / drives etc …. does anyone know a good software (freeware even better) that can help me track all of these down – and then delete dupes – leaving me with a single master that I can then sync with.December 29, 2008 at 10:30 am #177479January 1, 2009 at 5:54 pm #177480cliversMember
I like allwaysync and use it daily.
A free duplicate finder is available here
runs as a standalone and does the job at the right price.
If your looking for a free sync program? then try
hope this helps
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