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    using a briefcase (XP Home)

    I bought an external hard drive to use for backing up a large My Doc file that is entirely Word Perfect files. I installed the USB hard drive and XP recognized it as e:. I went to e: and set up a new briefcase then drag and dropped the file. It transferred and I verified the e: had a copy of the c: drive files. I set up a shortcut to the briefcase on my desktop. When I right click the shortcut and select Update All, it copies the entire file all over again, nearly an hour. My intent was for it to incrementally update only those additions/changes/deletions made since the last update. Where did I go wrong?

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    Re: using a briefcase (XP Home)

    There is something confusing in your post. How many files did you transfer and how big were they.

    Briefcase should only transfer files that have changed, but it will only transfer whole files, not parts of files.

    StuartR

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    Re: using a briefcase (XP Home)

    I set up a folder outside on c: for Word Perfect files. I did the drag and drop on this work product folder that is substantial in size, about 850 mb. It has 50-60 folders with up to a 100 individual docs per folder. I had thought if I moved this to a briefcase, when I did Update All, only the documents that had been changed would be sync'd between the c: docs and the e: external drive.

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    Re: using a briefcase (XP Home)

    I use briefcases with network drives, rather than removable ones, and they work in exactly the way that you expect.

    StuartR

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