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How to sync data, -two Desktopswith Win 10?
« on: January 26, 2018, 08:42:30 PM »
Both of my Desktops have Windows 10, up to date.
O keep a lot of my stuff on a separate partition on each machine. The desktops  have Ethernet going to a router that supports gigabit Ethernet. So I would liketo sync the data partitions.

In the past I did this in Windows XP using SyncToy, But now I can not use SyncToy in Windows 10. A search does not explain why SyncToy does not work. I just get some kind of absurd message about needed .NET framework 2.07, which is not available.

So, either there is some other way to sync a remote folder or somehow there is an update for SyncToy. I have spent most of the day try hing to find the answer and I go in circles. Like a dog chasing his tail.  One site says go there, that that one says somewhere else and then it comes back to the first.

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Re: How to sync data, -two Desktopswith Win 10?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 12:14:23 AM »
what about xcopy or robocopy batch commands?
but you'd probably have to copy one way to update the target then reverse the process to go the other way to update the source, to get a true 'sync'.

I have used ViceVersa for about 15 years now, it'll do what you want, but it's not free.

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Re: How to sync data, -two Desktopswith Win 10?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 09:09:45 PM »
Thanks.
I gave up. I installed Windows 10 home 64 bit all over. Now it works the way it should. There is no clue why framework would not install on the windows 10 that had been on the Gateway.

I like Sync Tool because you can set it to do what you want and walk away. Most of the time. It is ideal for updating a mirror on another PC when you might have done some little things on both machines. Sync Toy t compares the files and notes which ones are newer and does what makes sense, namely made the newer folder or file the same on both machines and delete the old version.
I guess you can do that with other methods.
Sync Toy is what I already know.  :)

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Re: How to sync data, -two Desktopswith Win 10?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 06:26:28 AM »
if SyncToy works for you, that's great, keep using it.

I've only ever seen it used once in the wild and upon checking for a particular folder on the backup, it was discovered it was not being included.
could find no explanation why, nothing special about the skipped folder.
if you can't have absolute trust in your backup software, it should be thrown out.

just a cautionary tale... double check the data  on your backup destination.

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Re: How to sync data, -two Desktopswith Win 10?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 08:57:46 AM »
Thanks for the head sup.
My DATA disk has become so  huge that I am thinking I can not continue Stony. It just takes too  long. I need to remove the  things that are not active.My old photo collection should be put in a separate area.

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Re: How to sync data, -two Desktopswith Win 10?
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2018, 09:01:23 AM »
Should be on another storage HDD.... 8)
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Re: How to sync data, -two Desktopswith Win 10?
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2018, 09:05:05 AM »
Google Cloud Drive gives you a free 15GB if your looking for free storage capacity too. I use Google Drive to keep data sync'd among my multiple systems these days and only using 4.6GB of my 15GB.

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Re: How to sync data, -two Desktopswith Win 10?
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2018, 10:38:24 AM »
Thank you both.
I need to do that, use another HDD and put some stuff in the cloud.

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Re: How to sync data, -two Desktopswith Win 10?
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2018, 10:45:31 AM »
Even if no photos are bein synced that HDD holdin them is still thrashin...
   
 
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Re: How to sync data, -two Desktopswith Win 10?
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2018, 02:54:32 PM »
One thing we have discovered with Synctoy is that it won't copy files to the target directory if that target directory has been changed. We discovered that on one of our customer's systems where we had it configured to copy database backups to an external drive. It stopped at one point because somebody copied another file to the same target directory, at which point synctoy seemed to completely cease syncing new files.
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Re: How to sync data, -two Desktopswith Win 10?
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2018, 01:39:47 PM »
Why is this discussion in the Windows 8 section of the forum?

Have you thought about trying Microsoft OneDrive?
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Re: How to sync data, -two Desktopswith Win 10?
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2018, 08:24:13 PM »
Why is this discussion in the Windows 8 section of the forum?

Have you thought about trying Microsoft OneDrive?
Sorry. I should have posted in Windows 10.
SyncToy  is very slow over my GB Ethernet for a 30 GB partition.I suspect that  i may have to make my stuff more 'granular' so it work son a much smaller partition.