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Windows 7: Syncing Music/Homework folders between computers

07 May 2010   #1
temiller

 
 
Syncing Music/Homework folders between computers

Hey everyone,

I know this is possible, but I'm not having luck on figuring out how to do this. I have two computers, Desktop and a laptop, both with Windows 7 Ultimate.

I essentially just want to be able to access homework and music files on both of my computers, without having to transfer them via flash drive. I have an external flash drive that I wanted to hook up to the router, but the last time I checked, a USB attachment to do this was out of the question, price wise, and I don't feel like buying an apple airport to allow me to see this drive on both computers. Plus, I have roommates, and would prefer to not allow them access to my hard drive.

Would the easiest way be to get the computers to see each other over the network and share the homework and music folders and then just copy new things over? Or is there a program that will do this for me?

Thanks,

Tim


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07 May 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try Allway Sync which also works off a U3 flash drive. Allway Sync n Go for U3
PS: the other day I got a 4GB U3 stick at Staples - after rebates I paid $1.37 which was the sales tax.
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07 May 2010   #3
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

TEmisser,

This is how I have my network setup.

This is the basics on using Windows 7.

Also really depends on your user name and passwords on both computers.
Make sure they match.

Index of /network

On the IPv4.. i would def static IP the connection like mines. It makes it easy instead of having the router jump round Ips for you.

My DNS are used for Road Runner in the EASTERN usa... they are going to be different for you as well.
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07 May 2010   #4
temiller

 
 

WHS - I'll give that a try. Which Drive did you buy? I'll go check them out Monday or Tuesday at Staples and see if it works. I do need a new flash drive so I'll have to check it out regardless.

Acurasd - I'll try that tonight and let you know the results.

Thanks so far guys!
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07 May 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by temiller View Post
WHS - I'll give that a try. Which Drive did you buy? I'll go check them out Monday or Tuesday at Staples and see if it works. I do need a new flash drive so I'll have to check it out regardless.

Acurasd - I'll try that tonight and let you know the results.

Thanks so far guys!
I got a SunDisk Cruzer. It was on special offer last week plus we had a coupon from the web. As I said, it ended up to be quasi free after the MIR.
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