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Windows 7: Sync folder like dropbox (Homegroup)


06 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Sync folder like dropbox (Homegroup)

Up until now, I've synced my music folders between my stationary computer and laptop through dropbox (I have over 60GB space). But I feel that there must be a better way to do it, without syncing through the internet.
Basically what I want is to have the music files saved locally on both computers, but any change in one folder will be synced to the other, is it possible to do this in Windows 7 without any 3rd party apps?
I did try setting up a Homegroup, but I'm not sure that my computers are connected. My stationary computer doesn't read wi-fi, but is connected to a router which is connected to a wi-fi-router which my laptop is connected to, so technically they should be connected? I'm a big noob when it comes to networks, so I'm turning to you guys for help now!

Kerry


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06 Nov 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
You can try Karens Replicator, which makes automatic back ups and see if that is suitable for your needs.
http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptreplicator.asp
I know it works great for backups to my external.
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06 Nov 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if your homegroup is set up correctly then both computers will display the name of the other computer under the homegroup tab on the left of an explorer window,
i also have a wired desktop and a wireless connection on the laptop and they connect fine.
once connected all you need do is click a folder then click the "share with" tab at the top of the window (select homegroup from the dropdown)
then when you click the computer name under the homegroup tab on the left of the window a window will open and display the folders you have shared.
opening a folder and playing music from the homegroup is the same as opening a folder on the computer you are currently using.
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