Windows 10: need to synchronize between two folders

  1.    08 Nov 2015 #1

    need to synchronize between two folders


    Hi
    Am sorting out hundreds of photos for archiving, need to add them to final folder and delete from the source folder...I have a complete backup on another partition, which I have to copy to at the end of each session to keep them both up to date.....I hear there is an MS program called synctoy not sure how stable this is for W10 or if there is a better alternative would appreciate any suggestions thanks
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       08 Nov 2015 #2

    SyncToy is part of Windows Powertools for Windows XP. Not sure if it works in Windows 10. You may have to run it in Windows XP compatibility mode. Download it from here.
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  3.    08 Nov 2015 #3

    according to MS site it works in windows 7 but just keeps saying stopped working when run
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    Windows 10 Pro 1803 64 bit
       08 Nov 2015 #4

    I use it on my Windows 10 system and it works great.
    It has different modes and options.

    Jim
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       08 Nov 2015 #5

    You can try:
    FreeFileSync | Free backup software to synchronize files and synchronize folders on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

    Be careful to read each screen and decline for any extra installation.
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  6.    08 Nov 2015 #6

    topgundcp said: View Post
    You can try:
    FreeFileSync | Free backup software to synchronize files and synchronize folders on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

    Be careful to read each screen and decline for any extra installation.
    Thanks I found freefilesync and tested it out with some practice folders seems good....will try it out tomorrow on my working folders...would prefer if it synced ' on the fly' as it were, seems necessary to click on compare first then synchronise.....can't work out why sync toy keeps saying " program has stopped working " when I run it tried compatibility, maybe there is a Windows file I need .net framework or similar....would prefer an MS program if possible
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       08 Nov 2015 #7

    Have you tried to run it as Administrator? Also if setting compatibility for current user doesn't work, try setting for all users.
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