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Windows 7: Best way of syncing laptop and desktop both with W7 64bit HP

17 Jan 2011   #1
mystvearn

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 
Best way of syncing laptop and desktop both with W7 64bit HP

Hi,

I want to sync specific folders on my desktop to my laptop. The only way I know is by using syncback SE. However, I need to share the folders in order for syncback to work. I have tried the Sync centre in the Acessories, but I could not see my drive, and nothing happens. I tried to remotely control my laptop from my desktop, nothing happens as well. Does anyone know what is the best method of syncing files?

Thanks


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17 Jan 2011   #2
gregrocker

 

Many use MS SyncToys and like it.

I use Windows Live Essentials Live Mesh, which synchronizes my User folders between computers and on Windows live Skydrive (5gb free per account) which can be accessed from anywhere.
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17 Jan 2011   #3
mystvearn

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

I have a free dropbox account for that. Also, I do not like the idea of placing my documents online.
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17 Jan 2011   #4
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How about using Microsoft's SyncToy
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18 Jan 2011   #5
mystvearn

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
How about using Microsoft's SyncToy

Tried that, the program froze halfway scanning both folders. I managed to get the laptop folders on the "Homegroup" network and used syncback free to sync both folders. My only question is, if I go somewhere else with a shared connection, can anyone else see and edit my documents as I have placed folders I placed in the homegroup shared folder?

Is there a way to protect this shared connection so that only my desktop can sync with my laptop without other people snooping in?
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18 Jan 2011   #6
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That is why there is a very encrypted password when setting up Homegroup just for that reason...

but when it comes to logging into another account on the computer... Not sure... You may want to test it but i know for a fact that they can remotely see it..
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18 Jan 2011   #7
anta

windows 7 enterprise 32bit
 
 

can vouch for dropbox.
very simple.
very free.
cross platform and form factor.

only downside is that initially the free account has a 'limited' 2GB allowance. but you can bump it up through referrals...
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