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    SyncToy for XP

    Download details: SyncToy v1.0 has been released for Windows XP SP2. You must do the MS validation routine to get this.

    From the d/l page:

    "SyncToy is a free PowerToy for Microsoft Windows XP that provides is an easy to use, highly customizable program that helps users to do the heavy lifting involved with the copying, moving, and synchronization of different directories. Most common operations can be performed with just a few clicks of the mouse, and additional customization is available without added complexity."

    More information and links on the download page.

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    Re: SyncToy for XP

    Thanks a lot for this one Joe.. I never knew windows had a download center for its "Genuine" users. This is great, did you see all of the game's trial versions?? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> oh, and the other tools are nice too, i'll have to check out the new media player.
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    Re: SyncToy for XP

    Joe

    This one looks interesting. It seems like an updated and GUI version of the command line ROBOCOPY (so it must be good!)...

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    Re: SyncToy for XP

    Joe,

    Can this be uninstalled if one decides they don't like it? I don't mind trying new things, but I really hate having to search for all the files installed on the HDD and in the Registry if there is no uninstaller with it. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/ohno.gif>

    It looks interesting, although I must admit, I'm not 100% sure what it does or if it would be of any real advantage over what I do now to copy/move, etc. files.

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    Re: SyncToy for XP

    There's not much of it -- an EXE, a DLL, an ICO, a CHM and an RTF! There are the usual bunch of registry entries, but nothing startling. It appears as SyncToy in Add/Remove Programs, so it seems fairly well-behaved....

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    Re: SyncToy for XP

    Ah, but I see this requires ".NET Framework" to be previously installed. Soooo, that begs another question...... since I don't have anything or have seen anything other than my curiosity of this Add-on that requires .NET Framework, can THAT be uninstalled? <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/giggle.gif>

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    Re: SyncToy for XP

    For now, .NET framework can be uninstalled.

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    Re: SyncToy for XP

    Thanks Joe!! Now, at the risk of going off-topic, can you explain what .NET Framework is exactly? Is there any advantage/use for it, aside from what I've read, there is going to be more and more applications from MS that will require it?

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    Re: SyncToy for XP

    Jeff,

    Get yourself a copy of Total Uninstall for times like this. It monitors any changes made to your system during the installation and allows you to perform a complete uninstall without having to rely on Add/Remove program which can leave files or changes behind.

    There are options to Buy Now & Download on the site, but the download appears to be <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>. I've had it for awhile an it works as advertised. Kinda like a mini version of GoBack. HTH <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: SyncToy for XP

    The .NET Framework is Microsoft's "Runtime engine" for applications. It's not going away anytime soon.

    The advantage is that it provides much (MUCH) faster and more secure applications as well as making it quicker and easier for developers to build applications. The only downside is that the first time you run a .NET-based application the Framework components must be loaded which will be a little slower. After that, everything runs very quickly.

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    Re: SyncToy for XP

    Nifty program Doc.
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    Re: SyncToy for XP

    We aim to please John. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: SyncToy for XP

    the "genuine" windows downloads download at 2x the speed of the normal downloads. i was getting 1mb/sec on that server compared to 500kb/sec from the regular downloads section.
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    Re: SyncToy for XP

    Nice find, Doc. I checked their site & it seems to now be shareware. It's free for 30 days per this. Maybe yours is an earlier version. I've used InCtrl5 from PC Magazine, but they now require a subscription. It monitors changes by an install, but you have to manually uninstall any remnants windows leaves behind.
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    Re: SyncToy for XP

    This toy looks very interesting and I've used it to create copies of network folders on my notebook for off-line use.

    I was wondering whether I could use it to copy folders within Documents and Settings. I've always been disappointed that changes I make when I am using the notebook attached to big brother network have to remade when I take the computer away from the office. I'd really like both my profiles to be identical.

    Any pros or cons to doing this via SyncToy (or I suppose any other copy mechanism)? Are there folders within D & S that I should leave well alone?

    David

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