Windows 10: How to copy and sync my documents to a different location

  1.    05 Nov 2016 #1

    How to copy and sync my documents to a different location


    I understand there are lots of articles on how to move my documents (or other personal folders) to another location - what I'm interested in is creating another folder in a different partition and have my documents folder files copied (not moved) to the other folder/partition. Then have the two folders synced periodically to keep them up to date. Is that possible?
    Note that I've heard people say it can be done with one of those cloud storage services like dropbox. I'm more interested in having it on my computer rather than in the cloud.

    Thanks.
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       05 Nov 2016 #2
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  3.    05 Nov 2016 #3

    Use built in robocopy it will do that and you can gdt a GUI for it now
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  4.    05 Nov 2016 #4

    Thanks guys. I just realized what I was thinking about was actually "backup"! Will look up your links and other backup software too.
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  5.    07 Nov 2016 #5

    I use Goodsync. It's not free but it's a great program for backing up and syncing folders etc.
    Here's a video :
    GoodSync Review - File Sync and Backup Tutorial - YouTube
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