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Windows 7: Possible to configure a folder to save contents in multiple locations?

19 Nov 2010   #1
lurky

win 7 32 bit
 
 
Possible to configure a folder to save contents in multiple locations?

Hello.
In win 7 is it possible to configure a folder to save it contents across different locations?
I want to drop stuff I modify frequently into a folder that will save it on two drives so the files are backed up in case one drive breaks.
If not possible please suggest a work around.

Thanks


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19 Nov 2010   #2
Little Darwin

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

If your controller and drives support it, RAID (probably RAID 1) would fill your need. Not distinct folders, but it is a way to prevent a hardware failure on one drive making you lose all data.
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19 Nov 2010   #3
lurky

win 7 32 bit
 
 

So what I'm asking for isn't supported by windows?
Have you ever heard of a software app that supports it?
Thanks
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19 Nov 2010   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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19 Nov 2010   #5
James Colbert

 
 

Agree with Bill2 on Sync Toy. Perfect solution.

James
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19 Nov 2010   #6
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
If your controller and drives support it, RAID (probably RAID 1) would fill your need. Not distinct folders, but it is a way to prevent a hardware failure on one drive making you lose all data.
If the OP has Windows Pro or higher, you can also create a software RAID 1...

Use Drive Mirroring for Instant Backup in Windows 7 - How-To Geek
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19 Nov 2010   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Bill2 beat me to it. SyncToy is a great option for this...and it's free.
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19 Nov 2010   #8
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Personally, I like to use the already built-in features of the OS that will mirror the data without any further interaction. There is no installation extra software nor the dependence on the program to run at certain intervals (which can cause issues if a change happens and the data is corrupted before the next scheduled sync, or the computer is off during the sync time interval, etc). But, that's just my opinion.
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19 Nov 2010   #9
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Ah,
What a great thread, I was just getting ready to do something along these lines. Now I can do it easially with this sync tool.
Works with XP pro, yes?
Works going between XP/32 and W7/64 OS's, yes?
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19 Nov 2010   #10
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spyknee View Post
Ah,
What a great thread, I was just getting ready to do something along these lines. Now I can do it easially with this sync tool.
Works with XP pro, yes?
Works going between XP/32 and W7/64 OS's, yes?
'yes' on all counts.
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