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Is there a folder sync program better than SyncToy?

Q: Is there a folder sync program better than SyncToy?

I'm going to start using a folder synchronization program to keep my music faithfully backed up on my second HD. I've been looking at SyncToy, but I'm just wondering from curiosity if there's anything better.

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Synctoy is very slow-is there something that is faster/better to back up my media folder?
One hard drive is primary-the second one is the backup...
Or is it going to be around the same speed for anything that large?

A:Want to sync large folders (300GB) Alternatives to Synctoy?

I use robocopy for most things.

Karen'ts file replicator when a GUI is preferable.
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I've been using "briefcase" to sync data folders. It works well for folders up to several hundred MB's.

My problem is now I'm dealing with folders that contain 10-30GB's. Briefcase begins to scan for differences and quickly shuts down.

Any ideas on a sync program that can handle folders this size?

BTW, I don't know if it makes a difference but the main disk with data folders is basic while the slave drive to be synced is dynamic.

A:Data folder sync program

you could just copy the files and when it asks you to replace existing files, hold "SHIFT" while you click no.
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For anyone using the MS SyncToy program.

Sure does look like it does a lot of things, but hard for me to figure out.

a. I would like to determine the duplicate photos I may have in a single Folder.
b. Also, duplicate photos that might be in two (or more) Folders.

Pretty sure that this program will do it, but not 100% sure.

If it will, might someone please show me how to for (a) and (b) above ?


A:Anybody Using MS SyncToy Program ?

Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11


For anyone using the MS SyncToy program.

Sure does look like it does a lot of things, but hard for me to figure out.

a. I would like to determine the duplicate photos I may have in a single Folder.
b. Also, duplicate photos that might be in two (or more) Folders.

Pretty sure that this program will do it, but not 100% sure.

If it will, might someone please show me how to for (a) and (b) above ?


I'm not sure SyncToy is what you need. SyncToy simply syncs up "folder pairs", typically your working folder and a backup folder on another device. If you have duplicate photos in the same folder, they obviously have different names, and SyncToy will simply treat them as two different files.

I'm sure there is a program that will help you to do what you want to do, but I don't know what it is. But I don't think it's SyncToy. It's really a rather simple program, but quite good at what it does - I use it regularly.
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Ok here is my issue. I am running windows server 2003 that does not have Active directory installed. I am using software called synctoy to sync two servers. The problem is Synctoy creates a .DAT file in local users appdata folder and it is about 2 gigs by the time it finishes well I dont hav 2 gigs to spare on the main drive so I want this file relocated, Synctoy does not give the option anywhee to relocate this file so I need a simple way to redirect the users/localsettings/appdata/microsoft/synctoy/2.0 folder

any ideas?
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Synctoy .DAT FILE Folder Redirection Ok here is my issue. I am running windows server 2003 that does not have Active directory installed. I am using software called synctoy to sync two servers. The problem is Synctoy creates a .DAT file in local users appdata folder and it is about 2 gigs by the time it finishes well I dont hav 2 gigs to spare on the main drive so I want this file relocated, Synctoy does not give the option anywhee to relocate this file so I need a simple way to redirect the users/localsettings/appdata/microsoft/synctoy/2.0 folder

any ideas?


I don't have any idea at exactly how to help you. What I do know is that the ".dat" file is needed in case you directory letter changes. So if it changes from "C:\" whatever to "D:\" you can still sync the drives properly.
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Is there any way to configure Task shutdown? SyncToy on folder change Run content or Scheduler to run SyncToy when the computer starts it s shutdown process The computer is running a bit version of Vista Home Premium A family member is using Rhapsody to add music files to a portable USB drive They want to use a Run SyncToy on folder content change or shutdown? second physically larger and not so portable external USB drive as a backup Ideally they would like to have a newly added music file instantly added to the backup drive From what I have read about SyncToy it does not have any built-in feature like this I did set up Task Scheduler to run SyncToy at start up and every hour but I could not see any obvious trigger setting to run SyncToy every time an addition is made to a particular folder or a sub-folder in the chosen folder The next best choice would have been to run SyncToy at shutdown but I did not see an obvious trigger action for that either nbsp
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A:Offline file sync try to sync other user files and folder and failed with access denied or files already in use

Hi Scott
I found the problem and use following method to fix it
1) Check SBS group policy
2) Check permission on CSC folders (I delete all folder under this folder and check permission on this folder)
3) Reinitialize Cache database, there are different method but i use following
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I would like to work off my local hard drive rather than on my network b/c of performance issues. I noticed sync center has a 2-way sync but I cannot find how to set it up. Can anyone help?

A:How do I setup a 2-way sync b/t local folder to network folder

Quote: Originally Posted by allenfisher

I would like to work off my local hard drive rather than on my network b/c of performance issues. I noticed sync center has a 2-way sync but I cannot find how to set it up. Can anyone help?

This tutorial maybe of use to you

Sync Offline Files

If not please further expand on your issue and we will do our best to help

Many Thanks,
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Im looking for a program sync program between my two computers that just sync via internet everything that I don't have on the other computer. I want one of the computers to be the "master" so everything on that computer copies to the other computer but not the contrary.

Every tip is better than nothing so just spam me with diferent programs..

Thanks in advance.

The headline is a bit wrong, sorry for that.

A:Solved: Backup program and sync program

Some well written info at Tech Support Alert for free progs, hope it's of use:

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I just got a laptop. Is there an efficient, free way to sync select folders on my laptop with others on my desktop over a network? I want to sync my documents and my music, and windows 'groove sync' tool only offers 2 gigs, so that's out of the question. I'm not sure how to go about doing this...


A:folder sync?

For synchronizing backup folders, SyncToy, available free from Microsoft.
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A:How to set up a folder to sync 24/7.

FreeFileSync | Download FreeFileSync software for free at

This worked perfect...
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A:Solved: How to set up a folder to sync 24/7.

This worked perfect for me...
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I have a nailed up VPN between 2 sites the remote site is connected to the main and is joined to the domain.

I have set the workstation up so that when the user logs on and off the my documents synchronises back to the Main site. since there are more and more documents in this folder its becoming very slow. when the user clicks on my documents its taking around 15 seconds to open, i have checked all the dns and ip settings and its as it was originally when it was quick, is there a way to make the folder offline without terminating the VPN link so that they can work on it and then when they log off, it syncs back to the server.

Many thanks
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i am having lan of some 100 pc located at various location . how i can syncronize
my projecthomefolders on these machines .OS is win 98/XP.
i need to update some forms now & then . how i can make this proccess automatically to copy source folder on my machine(winXP) and project folder on target locations .
any tools ?.
any way through batch files ?
thanks in advance

A:sync folder on machines over LAN

You want to synchronize 100 machines?
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I need a sync program that can sync one computer to an external hard drive and then I can work off that external hard drive on another computer and then sync it back to the original computer.
I tried Syncromagic, AJC Directory Synchronizer, and Memeo sync. And they don't work the way I need it to.

What other programs should I try?

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Is there any software to help me transfer musics from 1 pc to another wirelessly. Can icloud do that?

A:Need program on sync musics from 1 pc to another.

This process can only be done if two pc's are connected by one router to internet. You need to create a home network in order to see the other pc's folders and then copy the contents to the other pc.

First you need to create a network between two pc's:
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

And then you need to locate those folders that you want to share with the other pc:
File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

Once its done then go to the Windows explorer of your pc running Windows 7, on the left hand side click on the Network icon, there you should see your other pc's name, double click it, and you should see the folder you shared.

iCloud or other cloud programs are also a possibility but it depends on how much files you want to transfer. I believe iColud offers 5 Gb. The other options will be to burn them on dvd discs or use an external hard drive to carry them from one pc to another.
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Our users "my documents" folders are set up for redirection to \\ourserver\users

We have an XP based machine ( machine X ) that was used by person A, each time they logged off it synchronized as expected.

However machine X is now used by another user B.

Whenever user B logs off user A's offline files still keep synchronising, have deleted all the files from the offline folder I still cannot see a way of stopping user A's files and starting the new user B's files sync.

User A's files were accounting type files and are sensitive files that should not be viewed by others, however by still sync to the offline files folder they can be easily viewed.

Any thoughts as how I can stop this and re-direct the new users files to sync as I need to release this pc for general use.


A:Offline files / folder sync

You need to unmark the old users' folders for offline use, apply, reboot and make sure that the machine can see the domain and be made happy on that front, log in as the new user and then mark those new folders for offline use.
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A:Best way to sync mp3 folder to an android phone?

Hi. Calm down! I guess you just changed from iPhone to Android phone not long ago? Once you plug in your Android, you should see a portable device folder where you can manage all the files in your Android. If this doesn't work, there are also many desktop syncing programs just like iTunes, such as iTools, Apowersoft Phone Manager, MobileGo, etc. However, personally, I would recommend you to use wireless apps like AirMore for managing Android files on web or Pushbullet for transferring files in a fast way.
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I upgraded my samsung laptop to w10 & recently bought a linx w10 tablet. I also have an Android 5.1 smartphone. I set up onedrive on all 3.

The tablet & smartphone function properly. They see the docs i loaded from the laptop, tablet & phone. The pc only sees the files that I uploaded from the pc.

I tried following tutorials about "fetch files", but I don't have the onedrive icon in my pc task bar. I can't find it as an app on my computer, only as a folder in file explorer. therefore I can't get into any of the settings.

What am I doing / have i done wrong & what do I need to do to sort this out please?

Any help / advice gratefully received, especially if it's formulated for absolute beginners.

Oh! I forgot to mention : onenote functions without issues on all 3 machines & works on the same microsoft account.

Thanks in advance.


A:Can't get onedrive to sync properly, & can only see it as a folder

Hello and welcome to TenForums!

There should be a small cloud icon in the Taskbar system tray which is OneDrive. If it is not visible you can try the following:

Go to Settings -> System and Notifications and Actions and click Select which icons appear on the Taskbar:
Then scroll down to turn on the OneDrive icon so that it is always visible.
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A:Good Folder Sync, Does it actually Exist?

I use 'foldershare' which works really well between a vista 32 (laptop) vista 64 (desktop) and XP (another desktop). Link is here

I believe they were recently bought by microsoft so should be compliant. Just one thing to note - I think there is a file limit - you can share to a max of 10,000 files!

Hope this helps
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A:Best File/Folder sync software (on-the-fly)?

FreeFileSync now has a real-time option. I personally don't use that feature because I don't need it but it may be worth a try.
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Hey people.

Im after trying to sync a folder from my laptop to a network share on a windows 2003 file server. Not exactly sure how to go about doing it. I would like files to sync both ways so any changes i make to the folder on my laptop get applied to the share on my file server and any changes to the share on the file server are applied to the file on my laptop.

I had a look at sync centre which i believe is 7's version of offline files. I made a test share on my file server and set it to "Always Available Offline"

Now where do i go from here? Is it just a case of setting the foder on my laptop to point towards the network share?

Any help would be great


A:Sync Folder with a network share

Well this isn't exactly automatically sync but...

You can use robocopy

I uploaded the .exe here

2shared - download robocopy.exe

Just make the following .bat file

@echo off

robocopy "C:\users\tom\desktop" "F:\desktop" /mir /s

echo Backup Complete


In case you're wondering the destination folders don't create themselves.. < yes, i've had people who told me the script was not working but only because they did not create the destination folder>

It will only take long the first time you copy the files then you can just update the network drive automatically by running the bat file.

Guess if you want you can set it to run at shutdown / startup that way, nothing to worry about.

It's not THE solution. But it could work
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Am not interested in Skydrive, used it, do not like it.

Am not interested to buy or use freeware to do so, since Win 8 offers this in the software, but has anyone been able to get this working?

Apparantly this should be possible in both directions.

Any idea's


A:Sync folder between 2 computers, 2 directions

One of the things that this Thurrott's article talks about is...Windows 8 doesn?t provide any native PC-to-PC file sync capability.
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A:Sync/Copy huge folder

Since video files(video captures mainly) tend to chew up drive space fast I made sure I had large storage as well as large OS drives when first putting the present case together. It won't take long to fill up a small drive when you keep adding new files however.

Even with the 1tb dirves in use here the oldest files are deleted to make room for the new after so long to avoid crowding. For keeping a growing number of files for lengthy periods of time if all are the same type you would still use one main folder possibly with a few sub folders to keep the new and old separated rather then having two root folders for the same.

To keep the oldest indefinitely then you have to start looking at increasing the overall storage capacity of the secondary storage drives internal or external in order to still be able to add new files as you go along. At some point however the files will still be more then the total storage capacity where some will simply have to go or be burned to removable media in dvd form.

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Once all the latest files are backed up there you simply start nuking the older files from the C drive to avoid running out of space fast and seeing things like the "out of memory" error when there's not enough room for the paging file to be created. But 160gb is "tiny" when considering what you are trying to back up! Even a 500gb drive can fill rather quickly.
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I tried following tutorials about "fetch files", but I don't have the onedrive icon in my pc task bar. I can't find it as an app on my computer, only as a folder in file explorer. therefore I can't get into any of the settings.

What am I doing / have i done wrong & what do I need to do to sort this out please?

Any help / advice gratefully received, especially if it's formulated for absolute beginners.

Oh! I forgot to mention : onenote functions without issues on all 3 machines & works on the same microsoft account.

Thanks in advance.


A:Can't get onedrive to sync properly, & can only see it as a folder

Hello and welcome to TenForums!

There should be a small cloud icon in the Taskbar system tray which is OneDrive. If it is not visible you can try the following:

Go to Settings -> System and Notifications and Actions and click Select which icons appear on the Taskbar:
Then scroll down to turn on the OneDrive icon so that it is always visible.
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A:Sync folder like dropbox (Homegroup)

You can try Karens Replicator, which makes automatic back ups and see if that is suitable for your needs.
I know it works great for backups to my external.
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A:Sync local folder on office pc w/ local folder on Surface Pro???

I would agree that having a cloud storage would be nice should the office server go down. You do know that you don't have to sync the entire share folder and programs right? You can sync just individual files that are actually being used and changed. As far as extra storage goes, no need to tote around an external HD. Why not get a couple USB 3.0 flash drives or sdcards? And I really do mean get 2-3, just in case one should fail you have some kind of a backup. You can never rely on a single backup.
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Is there anyway to do with directly? Or no matter what I have to work around it? I won't use the online sync, I got to much login info in the bookmarks to do that. LOL

A:Sync Firefox useing program

Firefox does have the sync option. Just create an email (if you don't want to use your real email) then all bookmarks will be synced instantly on every PC's you run firefox.
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Can you recommend me some program that sync folder in Local area?
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Only sync folder with the same files.

A:Sync a folder between several computers in Local Area

Have you tried Microsoft sync center?
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Since user has been migrated to Vista Enterprise, offline files have not been functioning correctly. It appears to ONLY be that way for newly created files and folders. Sync log indicates that "the files are in use by another system."

All other users syncing to the same server are fine.

I've disabled Indexing, but that did not take care of it.
I've also googled the heck out of this. Nothing worked.

If I go to the actual server location and sync from there, it works without issue, but not the other way. There's a similar error for every created file or folder.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Vista Offline Folder Sync Issue

Bump. Request for help.
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A:Folder content missing after sync (Windows 7 x64)

Hi sysvatar and welcome to the Forum.
I have never used a roaming profile o may not be much help but your post was getting a little near to the bottom of th epage and then might get a bit lost!
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I am Sampad from Dell Social Media.

Try the following steps :

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Quote: Originally Posted by tonyvella

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They are the rankest of commodities and are under extreme price competition in the marketplace. Every pinchable penny is pinched out of them in the manufacturing process. Some are shoddier than others. Good luck trying to ascertain details on that. The marketing material is full of fuzzy language like "zippy" and "up to".

Moving parts aside, you are also subject to flimsiness and failures of the connection points and/or the controllers.

Their sole advantage is their small size---portability. Put 'em on your keychain or in your pocket.

Their speed is wildly variable from brand to brand and model to model--often by a factor of 10. Much much more variation than is found on hard drives. A given job might take 10 minutes or 90 minutes, depending on what particular USB flash drive is used.

I would NEVER trust a USB flash drive to be my only backup. I do use one as a backup, but it's an absolute last resort, to be used only if my 2 other backups catch fire, explode, or are stolen. Both of these other backups are to hard drive--primary backup to an internal and secondary backup to another internal mounted in an external dock. I don't use "external drives" as normally understood as I want to minimize complications.

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what error are you getting?
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SyncFx - SyncToy-File Synchronization Forum

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I've seen the complaints about this problem but with no clear resolution. There are some hot fixes listed that may help, updating to Windows 7 SP1 is supposed to help in some cases but nothing seems for certain.

No way for me to recreate this problem but apparently others have the same problem.

Offline created files disappear after re-connect

Browse by Tags - The troubleshooters and problem solvers... - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Administratively assigned offline files on Win7 client disappear from server (Network Steve Forum)

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Have you checked the synctoy logs? It usually details any problems, such as permissions or inaccessible paths.

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A:Unable to Install SyncToy

I thought SyncToy has been superseded by SkyDrive?????