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    Windows Explorer

    One feature I used to like years ago in Laplink was the ability to sync two folders, i.e., each folder would end up with the latest versions of each file that is present in at least one of the folders. I need to do this with multiple folders now, due to a recent system rebuild and multiple-week use of a backup PC while waiting for Gateway to ship the replacement hard drive. Is there a utility that does this within Windows XP Home? If not, is there a shareware utility?

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    Re: Windows Explorer

    Here's a few possibilities:

    o Synchronize It! -- Powerful directories and archives synchronization, folder comparison tool, last <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware version here.
    o SyncFolders Synchronises two folders and all subfolders within. Good for a quick backup or copying files to a laptop. Works faster than windows briefcase and backups are more portable. <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware
    o XXCOPY, a Versatile File Management Utility, in particular see the XXCOPY Cookbook: Recipes of common usages section.

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    Re: Windows Explorer

    See globalist, you can always rely on Alan to come up with the goods <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Windows Explorer

    You threw me there for a moment. I began Googling for "globalist", thinking it was some new <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware goldmine I hadn't discovered... then twigged that it was the nym of the OP <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>!

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    Re: Windows Explorer

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> See everyone! He IS human!
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    Re: Windows Explorer

    Here's another good <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> program: Karen's Replicator. You'll also find several other tools at the site.

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    Re: Windows Explorer

    Right within IE,

    Have you tried to go to : IE>tools>synchronize?
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    Re: Windows Explorer

    These are GREAT! Thanks. Saved me many errors and a lot of agony.

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    Re: Windows Explorer

    Amen!

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    Re: Windows Explorer

    The IE/WE synchronize tool doesn't seem to do what I want. Thanks for pointing it out.

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    Re: Windows Explorer

    Joe,

    Thanks.

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