SyncToy v2.1

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by berryracer, Feb 17, 2012.

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  1. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    Found this Awesome file/folder synchronization tool from Microsoft on these forums with a step by step guide on how to setup your first synchronization task!

    I did those steps and the programs works like a charm! It synchronized my Software folder from my D: Drive to my F: Drive (external HDD). It deleted whatever files were deleted from my original (source folder) that were still existent on my F: drive and then it copied the new files from my source to my destination folder! Lovely free tool!
     
  2. The Seeker

    The Seeker Registered Member

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    A nice tool, though I prefer Robocopy (included in Windows Vista and above). To mirror (delete files/dirs no longer on the source) your User folder to a folder on an external HDD for instance, you could use this command:

    Code:
    robocopy C:\Users\berryracer Z:\Backup /MIR /XJD
    The /XJD stands for "eXclude Junction points for Directories" which if not specified can cause infinite loops.
     
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