Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Sync question.


27 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Sync question.

I have a laptop I have (up to this point) used for 100% of my computing. I am opening an office, and will have a desktop permanantly located at that office for work. What is the best way (if there is one) for me to keep both computers as close to the same at all times with as close to indentical info updated on each. Both are Windows 7. Laptop is Professional and desktop is Home Premium. I can put Pro on the desktop if necessary. No wireless connections are allowed at that office.

Thanks,

Bill

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Mar 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I assume you want to keep your user files in sync. For that I would go the simple and safe route. Put the user folders on a 2.5" USB powered disk and "Include" the folders into the libraries of both systems. Then when you switch systems, just take the little disk along.

For system files, program updates and system settings there is no obvious scheme anyhow.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

And if the idea of taking a USB along doesnt sound very appealing, there is always services like Dropbox which you can use to sync your files to different computers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


27 Mar 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, the cloud. But that is something you have to like.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Yeah, the cloud. But that is something you have to like.
Very true. Still it is an option
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I sync some folders between a desktop and a laptop - but only about once per week. In have no router but a Netgear ethernet switch that sits between my modem and the desktop. From there I have a lose second ethernet cable sitting on the desk to which I attach the laptop. Then I sync via Homegroup with Allway Sync.

But for very frequent sync and a lot of folders, that may not be so practical.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Sync question.




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Sync question.
Thread Forum
Media Player in sync for 40 minutes, then out of sync Media Center
Recommend a good sftp file sync program that can automatically sync Backup and Restore
Solved A/V Sync Music, Pictures & Video
Windows 7 Sync - disable sync when connected via VPN Network & Sharing
2 computers on server sync question.. Network & Sharing
Ford Sync/Win 7 & Fat32 drive question Hardware & Devices
Sync Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:48 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33