Software to sync folders on PC and USB thumb drive

  1.    10 Apr 2018 #1

    Software to sync folders on PC and USB thumb drive


    Hi

    I carry a USB drive that contains the data I use for work, when I get to work
    I plug in the USB and work from the folders on it then When I get home I copy
    the contents to my PC as a backup.

    Is there software available that will sync the contents of the USB drive
    to my PC on demand?


    Copy and paste does not work well because data I have deleted from the USB
    remain on the PC and I need the two to be identical, and deleting the data
    on my PC then copying it over takes too long.

    Any advice appreciated.

    Thanks

    Daniel
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  2.    10 Apr 2018 #2

    Very simple it's built into Windows robocopy run from cmd line you simply mirror option you can download a free GUI if you want and you can use the cmd in a script if you want. Basically it's robocopy d:\work c:\work /mirror it was built for servers and very fast
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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       10 Apr 2018 #3

    I had good luck using GoodSync File Sync Backup Software | GoodSync
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  4.    10 Apr 2018 #4

    Samuria said: View Post
    Very simple it's built into Windows robocopy run from cmd line you simply mirror option you can download a free GUI if you want and you can use the cmd in a script if you want. Basically it's robocopy d:\work c:\work /mirror it was built for servers and very fast
    Hi

    does it copy and paste or does it sync?

    Thanks

    Daniel
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  5.    10 Apr 2018 #5

    It sync very fast as it was built by MS to sync servers see the gui Utility Spotlight: Robocopy GUI
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  6.    12 Apr 2018 #6

    Samuria said: View Post
    It sync very fast as it was built by MS to sync servers see the gui Utility Spotlight: Robocopy GUI
    Thanks but even with the GUI it is a seriously complex process and I do not have the time to work
    it all out.

    Thanks for you input.

    Regards

    Daniel
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  7.    12 Apr 2018 #7

    it cant be simpler robcopy d:\work c:\work /mirror thats its just change the folders names it doesnt get any simpler
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  8. Posts : 191
    Windows 10 Pro 1809 (17763.168.1.10)
       12 Apr 2018 #8
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  9.    12 Apr 2018 #9

    Samuria said: View Post
    it cant be simpler robcopy d:\work c:\work /mirror thats its just change the folders names it doesnt get any simpler
    You are so right, job done and lots of time saved.

    Thanks for your help and thanks to all contributers to the thread, it all helps.

    Cheers

    Daniel
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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