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Windows 7: Sync question.

27 Mar 2011   #1
billberry12

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


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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.
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27 Mar 2011   #3
Clinkz

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.
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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.
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27 Mar 2011   #5
Clinkz

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
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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.
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