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Windows 7: Sync Toy vs SkyDrive

01 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Sync Toy vs SkyDrive

I have a question regarding sync files between my desktop and notebook, and using other devices.
I have been using SyncToy for quite a while, with fairly good results. Sometimes though I seem to get edits (deletions and overwrites) that I really do not want. Is there a better solution for syncing large amounts of files?
I am starting to try out using SkyDrive, but Iím not totally comfortable with putting sensitive documents online, also I often use my notebook without any internet access and I would like to be able to have a local copy available.
Optimally I would like to be able to have a master drive that both desktop and notebook sync their local versions to. I believe this is possible, but I am not sure how to set it up through windows.
What kind of options are there for doing this?

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01 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, BackTrack Linux 5 R2, Windows XP

Depending on your versions of Windows 7, the OS can do this natively for you. On your PC, set up a shared folder that you can access from your laptop when connected to the network. Then, on your laptop, right-click the shared folder and select "always available offline".

See here for more info: Offline Files - Enable or Disable the Use Of
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01 Feb 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 should be ok as your spec says ultimate
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19 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I have another question regarding offline files. How can I tell how much space the offline files are taking on the C drive? I set up my laptop/netbook with an SSD and I only want to sync the most critical files. I want to see how much space is taken on the drive so I can manage which offline files to include.
Also, if I am away from my home network, and I connect to say a WiFi hotspot, will the offline files sync with the network folders? And if I set up these folders as a library, will they be available when I connect remotely. I used my homegroup as the path to the network folders.
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