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Best way to sync files across multiple computers?

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Best way to sync files across multiple computers?

Hi
Need some advice guys. I've got a bit of a problem. I've recently invested in a netbook to take to work to kill spare time with (yes the boss is ok with it!).
I thought I'd just copy all my files off the main computer onto it and have them with me. The problem is there is in excess of 30Gb of clutter.. clutter which I'd prefer not to wipe!
So.. I made a windows breifcase and tried to copy EVERYTHING into it. That took forever so I cancelled. Then I decided to break the folders down into their own breifcases but I know I will forget which ones need to be sync'd when I get home.
So what can I do to keep all my files with me but sync them quickly, easily and free?
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Re: Best way to sync files across multiple computers?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SyncToy any use?
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Re: Best way to sync files across multiple computers?

look for a copy of windows rsync, it will keep your folders in sync and do incremental changes as well
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Re: Best way to sync files across multiple computers?

Does that do anything different to SyncToy? I think I'm happier using a free add-on provided by Microsoft.
(I just wish it didn't have "Toy" in the name - it's far from being a toy)
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Re: Best way to sync files across multiple computers?

No idea I don't use windows any more, that was just a solution.
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Re: Best way to sync files across multiple computers?

Quote from: jelv
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SyncToy any use?

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Re: Best way to sync files across multiple computers?

Glad to help - I've used it for a few years for several different purposes.
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