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Windows 7: FreeFileSync RealTimeSync

14 Nov 2019   #11
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So did it work?


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07 Dec 2019   #12
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Very sorry for the late reply. My health is not good and having to work and take care of other family members is getting to be to much for me.

I just used your excellent tutorial and it worked great! I will also come back today after doing some more testing. I need to check about it working on a Reboot, and if not will follow the rest of the tutorial.

Really happy to be using this Simpilot and would not have been able to do it without your help. I will be using that tutorial for years to come as a reference, as I assume many others will also! And it is of course backed up to a Word Document. Good Work, very good work sir!

I've donated to the dev also, but after not being able to use some of the functions and not getting help on his forum I stopped. Even though I am strapped for money I think these guys and girls deserve money for their work so I will be back there with my Paypal payment!
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08 Dec 2019   #13
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Good to hear.
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09 Dec 2019   #14
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Definitely don't work over a reboot! And I definitely need to put it to work now. I will find a test scenario to try it out once I make that change to add it to Startups. Once I get comfortable with it, I may change the way I backup stuff, but old habits die hard.

Right now I don't even keep my documents Locally, which would work well letting this Sync to a backup once it is plugged in. Wich is where I might go when I move to Windows 10, from 7. Right now I am using USB Flash Drives to keep all my files on, and syncing my main flash to Three others for protection. I only Keep certain things locally, not as important, but lot's of iso's, tools/software etc. So again, I may evolve in my backup scenario and start using this if it proves solid. I may start keeping my files locally, syncing to main flash drive with Real Time Sync, and syncing to the others manually once a week.

Good stuff, thanks again!
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18 Dec 2019   #15
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Does the Startup Control Panel not work in Windows 10, sorry, should have mentioned that. I use Windows 7 as my main machine, but for this test was using Windows 10.

I tried what you said and read all I could on the majorgeeks page to no avail. When I Right Click in the "Startup Common" Tab all I get is "New" and when I try to browse to the batch file it does not recognize it?

I guess I'll try the Task Scheduler in windows 10 this time.

I failed with Task Scheduler also, seems like it want's an .xml file and not a batch file? Sorry, I know nothing about .xml and batch.
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19 Dec 2019   #16
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay, it looks like StartUp Control Panel doesn't like that file type, nor does Windows Task Scheduler. So here's what you do.

Say your Free File Sync file is on C drive named BatchRun_HD.ffs_batch. Yours would be named differently of course. What we are going to do is create a Windows batch file to invoke that Free File Sync batch file. So here's how to do it.

Open Notepad and add this line:
Code:
START C:\BatchRun_HD.ffs_batch
Adjust that batch file name to yours and its path on where it's located on your computer. Now save it as a name.bat. Make sure it has .bat at the end there. No put that .bat file somewhere on your computer like in C drive. Now if Startup Control Panel works in 10, then simply right click under Startup (user) and add that batch file you just created. On computer start up it will invoke that Windows batch file and in turn invoke that Free File Sync batch file.

Make since?
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19 Dec 2019   #17
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What we are doing here is creating a batch file for a batch file. If Startup Control Panel doesn't work in 10 (this program was written during XP), then use the Windows Task Scheduler to launch your new Windows batch file.
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19 Dec 2019   #18
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I will try that! In the meantime, do you know if FFS creates a Recycle Bin in the destination Drive? I ask because all of a sudden I have a Recycle Bin on my backup drive. The backup is a Samsung T5 SSD.

The weird thing is, I don't see a Recycle Bin on my USB Flash Drives in which I use the same exact settings?

Thanks, Nasty
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19 Dec 2019   #19
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think it does and that setting looks like it's here. See pic.


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19 Dec 2019   #20
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry Simpilot, I should have said I always choose "Permanent" for that, and again don't see these on my USB Flash Drives, but only on the #1 Sync job I'm doing below. I was under the impression that Recycle bin was not supported when the source and destination are both external drives?

1. I have one Sync I am doing that all of a sudden has the "Recycle Bin" in it. This one is from my Samsung T5 SSD to another HDD External Backup drive of the HDD Type. The Samsung is of course exFAT file system as that is what it came with so I didn't change it. These are just backup files of all types. I don't really expect an answer or a fix as I'm always copying all kinds of files to this drive, and it could just be something I'm doing by accident. I don't ever recall Copying over a Desktop or anything that would put a Recycle bin in the root of the Drive.
Come to think of it now, I did manually Delete some files from that Source Samsung SSD Drive just prior to this, but had Deleted files from it before and there was no Recycle bin created then?

2. The second is from my Main USB that I work with every day, personal and computer stuff. This is Mirrored to Three other USB Flash Drives as exact backups. I do not see any Recycle Bin on those, as I think it should be.

No problem if there is no answer, I will try to reason why it happened. Just wanted to know if others had seen this happen?

Thanks, this is a great tool, and has been working for me well, but it's just a little over my head to use it really well. I used Grsync on linux for quite a while and eventually needed a good windows based tool. Grsync does have a windows version but not as good as FFS.
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