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Windows 7: Sync files between two Computers

11 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Sync files between two Computers

I have a PC running Windows 7 64bit, and a Laptop running windows vista 32 bit (I can install windows 7 on this if necessary).....

I want to set up a system where I can easily sync files from my PC to my laptop.

Is this possible, and if so, how!

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11 Dec 2009   #2

 

You need to network the two together first of all. Whether by WiFi or hardwired ethernet through a router or switch, or using a crossover LAN cable doesn't matter in reality - and then use a sync' program with network capabilities.

I can recommend SyncBackPro for Windows7 (any flavour, x86 or x64) as it has a very easy wizard interface and operates smoothly.

There's another product called SuperFlexible which is a little more complicated, but is slightly faster.

Microsoft also make a freeware tool called SyncToy (although it annoyingly litters your drives with small hidden files which help it keep track of tasks performed!)

I hope this gives you something to go on...
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11 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I use a program called FolderMatch to do this. If both computers are networked, you can sync across the network; if they are not, you'll need to use an intermediary like a flashdrive or portable hard drive. I use both those methods (across the network to sync PCs at home - via a portable drive to sync my home PC with my work PC) with no problems.

7 <-> XP is not an issue. For instance, I sync an XP 32-bit PC with a 7 64 bit PC this way.
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11 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for your help. My PC is wired to my router and my laptop has wireless so I will try the programs you have suggested.
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