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Windows 7: MS Synctoy for windows7

02 Mar 2010   #1

MS Synctoy for windows7

How can I select more than 1 Folder in the source drive?
I would best be served if I could back up and select Libraries, but it will not allow (greyed out) that.
But I like to back up Documents, Music, and Pictures and see no way how to do that

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02 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I believe you need to create folder pairs for each folder you want to have sync. You can schedule a task to run all the folder pairs using the Task scheduler by adding the -R to the command. The help file in the Sync toy shows this and the other options. But I don't think you can select more then 1 folder for a pair.
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22 Apr 2010   #3

Win 7
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Download details: SyncToy 2.1

Establish your folder pairing and sync name("SyncTest")

run computer management console
event viewer/windows logs/system
find the media insertion event
The Portable Device Enumerator Service service entered the running state.
(You may need to clear you event log and eject/reinsert you media to trigger this log event)

In the upper event window, right click on the event and select "Attach Task To This Event"
Windows open "Create Basic Task Window"
Give your task a name and hit next
Event information is already filled in, next
Action should show "Start a Program", next
In the Start a Program window, browse to SyncToyCmd.exe(or your chosen sync app)
Add arguments. If your backup pairing is called SyncTest, enter "-RsyncTest". Do not add quotes, do not add a space after the -R, SyncToy command line(or maybe Windows 7) is case sensative so SyncTest does not equal synctest!
Next, Finish

You can run the task right from Task Scheduler to verifuy it works
Now the only other problem I had was running my laptop on batteries, in Task Manager under the conditions tab, uncheck "Start the task only if the computer is on AC power", otherwise task will only run when AC is plugged in.

Also, as USB polls and disconnects/reconnects, this task will run every couple of minutes, actually kinda cool, it's auto-syncing to the USB HDD all the time :)
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22 Apr 2010   #4


If you really want to move multiple folders into one backup folder, you should just use "rsync" and create a scheduled task or a batch file to run when you want to backup.
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22 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional

With SyncToy 2.1 there is an option to sync 'All Folder pairs'. Just add in the folder pairs and do them all at once. Once you select 'All Folder Pairs', you can then select the individual pairs to run.
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