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Windows 7: Best File/Folder sync software (on-the-fly)?


20 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Best File/Folder sync software (on-the-fly)?

Can anyone recommend a bloat-free quality file & folder syncing software, and is there any that can sync files and folders on the fly, rather than doing it at scheduled times?


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21 Apr 2012   #2

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FreeFileSync now has a real-time option. I personally don't use that feature because I don't need it but it may be worth a try.
http://freefilesync.sourceforge.net/
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21 Apr 2012   #3

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Thank you. Kado.
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21 Apr 2012   #4

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You are welcome Mike and by the way welcome to seven forums.
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21 Apr 2012   #5

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if you have a hotmail account then you could download and install live mesh this will sync between computers and if you want you can have a folder or more to upload to the skydrive, you can store 5GB in it and its free.
just drop a file in your folder and it backs up to your account automatically.
real handy

to get it you have to install live essentials ,but on the install window uncheck the extras you dont want like messenger and photo gallery, though i recommend photogallery also.
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21 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Also FreeCommander has a Folder Sync function with a UI similar to Free File Sync. It's strictly manual though. However you can set up Layouts to save the configuration of tabs under a name. Select a Tab on each side and hit the Sync Button. It optionally includes subfolders and is easy to use. Pretty much fool proof. After you hit Compare it shows which files will be copied in which direction. You can remove items from the list. Then after you hit Sync it shows a summary. If you only want to sync in one direction just uncheck the target on a side etc..

Tutorial link
FreeCommander - freeware file manager

Download link
FreeCommander - freeware file manager
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22 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

I strongly recommend BestSync from
Download BestSync

I use the Freeware 64 bit Portable version to compare my entire system partition C:\ with the mounted image P:\ of a previous backup.
I less than 20 seconds it identifies every file that has changed,
and that reminds me of odd temporary bat scripts and experimental downloads that I have forgotten to purge from my system.
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03 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
FreeFileSync now has a real-time option. I personally don't use that feature because I don't need it but it may be worth a try.
FreeFileSync

Hi,
I've been looking for a program with this feature, that will sync folders and files on the fly.

You mention FreeFileSync now has a real-time option.
Please point me in the right direction seems I can not find the option.

Thanks
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03 Jul 2012   #9

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Hi tolinho and welcome to Seven Forums.

The real time option is a separate program called realtimesync which gets installed when you install FreeFileSync. I've not used it myself but I understand that you create a batch file in FreeFileSync and you then add it to RealTimeSync. The instructions are in the help file for FreeFileSync.
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03 Jul 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Hi tolinho and welcome to Seven Forums.

The real time option is a separate program called realtimesync which gets installed when you install FreeFileSync. I've not used it myself but I understand that you create a batch file in FreeFileSync and you then add it to RealTimeSync. The instructions are in the help file for FreeFileSync.
Hi,
I'll have a look.
Thanks for your help.
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