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Windows 7: Automatically send files from one folder to another

11 Mar 2015   #1
Matthew425

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Automatically send files from one folder to another

So I have a folder and what I want to do is automatically send everything that's saved to that folder to another.

For example, I will want whatever that goes into the Documents folder to go to my custom folder on the desktop. Whenever a new file has been made, it will always go there.


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11 Mar 2015   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You might try the freeware download sites for a free monitoring program. There is a Windows API for file system change notification. It can watch a folder and notify a program when a change occurs. Unfortunately it has been my experience whenever I tried a utility that uses this mechanism, it had a draining effect on system resources.

However I haven't tried all that many. You may find one that is coded efficiently.
Look for utilities to do with file syncing. If it has an automatic folder sync feature then it is usually accomplished using the API I alluded to above.
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11 Mar 2015   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Matthew,

If you like, you should be able to just create a shortcut of this folder, and place the shortcut on your desktop.

Hope this helps.
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11 Mar 2015   #4
Matthew425

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

are there any other options besides having a shortcut? I want the files of one folder to go to another, I don't exactly want a shortcut.
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11 Mar 2015   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I use a program called Mirror Folder to do this. Not free though but works great.

Take a look at SyncToy, it may do what you want and it's free.
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11 Mar 2015   #6
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

You could set up a sync prog, such as Syncback free, to mirror the folder periodically. Or if the second folder can be the home folder of a sync service such as Dropbox, you should be able to mirror the first folder to it as the first folder changes.
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11 Mar 2015   #7
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

Possibly set up an 'auto hot key' combo to move all files from one to the other whenever you hit the key combo. I use that with a video edit program that is determined to keep a log and duplicates of all work. When I finish just hit three keys and space bar and everything clears.
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12 Mar 2015   #8
Pyprohly

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

If a folder you want to keep in sync with another resides on the same partition as the target folder, use a Shortcut. Else if you need applications to access the contents of this Shortcut, use a Junction Point instead. Both of these features exist for a reason.

Matthew, in the example you mention, namely, sending files from your user's Documents folder to some other arbitrary folder on your desktop, you should indeed be using a Shortcut here. I recommend, Matthew, you take Brink's advice and simply create a Shortcut file on your desktop that links to this target folder of yours.

It's never necessary to sync two folders along the same partition when builtin features such as Shortcuts and Junctions exist. Consider it.
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12 Mar 2015   #9
LittleSomething

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

You need to move the files, or copy? Most sync tool can do the job if you want to copy the files.
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12 Mar 2015   #10
mike009

w7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 

Hi,

You can create batch file with this command that can be run manually when required(if you really want to store data on the desktop which can slow down boot/log on times and performance of windows)

Code:
Xcopy /S /E C:\Users\username\Documents\foldertocopy C:\Users\username\Desktop\folder
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