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Wondering how to sync my documents from my desktop to laptop automatically

By yRaz
Feb 4, 2011
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  1. Title pretty much says it all. I am a student and do a lot of work on my desktop. However, I take my laptop to school with me and would like it to transfer(sync) everything for me. I was thinking about writing a .bat file to do this for me, but it's been a long time since I've done any serious programming. Both computers are running windows 7 and connected via wireless network. I have a home group setup and I have not deeply looked through the sharing settings.
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Checkout DropBox as a possible solution

    Pluses:
    > It's freeware. First 2GB storage is free (and if i recall reasonably priced after that)
    > It'll both sync files between computers AND keep a copy on an available server should you need them from elsewhere

    Make sure you use a PRIVATE Dropbox folder
    Minuses:
    > Files are kept on DropBox servers. PRIVATE folders should only be accessible by yourself with secure login but personally, i still don't put my "confidential" files on any public server just being "cyber" cautious
     

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