Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Sync

  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    El Paso, TX , USA
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Question Sync

    I am not familiar with how to use Sinc. I presently copy items from my desktop to my laptop using a wireless
    connection between the two. Could Sinc accomplish the same thing easier and how should it be set up
    if that is the case.

    Thanks for any help provided.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator RetiredGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Manning, South Carolina
    Posts
    9,435
    Thanks
    372
    Thanked 1,457 Times in 1,326 Posts
    Donald,

    Welcome to the lounge as a new poster, or fairly new.

    Personally, I don't like sync as it IMHO is too limited. I prefer SyncToy {free download from MS}. I use this extensively to keep my desktop and laptop synchronized via wireless or wired network depending on which room I'm in. Try it I think you'll like it. You can specify which folders you want to synchronize and which if any file types you want to include and/or exclude from the sync. For instance, I synchronize my RoboForm folder but exclude the .rfo files which include the license file since it is different on the desktop and laptop. It is highly customizable so just mess with it until you have it working the way you want. I would however recommend that you backup your Documents folder before playing around so if you goof the settings you have an escape plan.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

    PowerShell & VBA Rule!

    My Systems: Desktop Specs
    Laptop Specs

  3. #3
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    12,519
    Thanks
    152
    Thanked 1,398 Times in 1,221 Posts
    Are you asking about a specific application to sync your computers?

  4. #4
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    El Paso, TX , USA
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    Are you asking about a specific application to sync your computers?
    Yes, I was mainly interested in syncing my Quicken files.

  5. #5
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    12,519
    Thanks
    152
    Thanked 1,398 Times in 1,221 Posts
    Well maybe go with RG suggestion. Personally I don't know Sync either.
    I use Windows Live Mesh for all my syncing.

  6. #6
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Montréal
    Posts
    1,795
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked 52 Times in 51 Posts
    Hello Ruirib, how are you ?
    Can you chase my post to Ted M. and see if you can help too ? It is in hardware !

  7. #7
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    12,519
    Thanks
    152
    Thanked 1,398 Times in 1,221 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by handcuff36 View Post
    Hello Ruirib, how are you ?
    Can you chase my post to Ted M. and see if you can help too ? It is in hardware !
    Hi,

    I suppose you're talking about the post on Disk Management? I made it into a new topic and have replied already.

    Regards

    Rui

  8. #8
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Montréal
    Posts
    1,795
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked 52 Times in 51 Posts
    Yes, I saw it. Thanks for the new topic.

  9. #9
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    460
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 33 Times in 33 Posts
    Microsoft Sync is discontinued (unless you mean something else) and has been replaced by Microsoft Mesh, which Microsoft limited to working only with Vista and Windows 7. I like'em all; Mesh, SyncToy, Syncback Free edition. Mesh is particularly suited to syncing over the Internet with off site storage and its all basically the same; set up source folder(s) and destinationg folder(s) and once all the data is copied from the source to the destination (and vice versa) its just a matter of scheduling the software to check and maintain the two copies on a periodic basis you set.

    Its so painless once set up that I've gone 6 months or more before remembering to check to see if its still working; it was but that's too long to go between checks.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •