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Windows 7: How do I synchronise two folders in real-time in Windows 7?

04 Jan 2015   #1
Ganesh Ujwal

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
How do I synchronise two folders in real-time in Windows 7?

I want to synchronise two folders in real time under Windows 7.

Basically, I want to monitor a folder and synchronise each change (new files, changed files, deleted files) to another drive. It has to be in real time, so it gets synchronised instantly when a change happens. A one-direction synchronisation is enough.

I tried Microsoft's SyncToy, but it does only syncing by hand or scheduled (thus not satisfying the "real-time" requirement).

Can this be achieved with Windows 7 itself? If not, are there other methods of doing this?


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04 Jan 2015   #2
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ganesh Ujwal View Post
I want to synchronise two folders in real time under Windows 7.
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Basically, I want to monitor a folder and synchronise each change (new files, changed files, deleted files) to another drive.
Sync a folder to a folder or drive?

You can assign a folder path to a drive with subst.
Code:
SUBST L: "C:\Some\Path"
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05 Jan 2015   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I use a program called Mirror Folder for this. Not free ($39) but well worth the cost to me. I've been using it for many years now.

Google shows some free ones: free sync programs
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06 Jan 2015   #4
gregrocker

 

You can use built-in Scheduler to sync with SyncToys, setting it for everytime you Log on, Log Off, certain times of the day, whenever you want.

It is explained in illustrated steps here: Synchronize Folders Between Computers and Drives with SyncToy 2.
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06 Jan 2015   #5
Boastree

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

me too
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07 Jan 2015   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

He wants real time mirroring, not scheduled sync though. Not sure why though.
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08 Jan 2015   #7
gregrocker

 

Is Mirror faster than having the files sync'd in OneDrive?
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10 Jan 2015   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

MirrorFolder can sync in real time so I'd say yes. I have it setup to do most of my syncs every 2 hours, to a 2nd internal hard drive and across the network to another computer.
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