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    Version Control

    A (senior) staff member here has got themselves in something of a muddle, following a confusion over how to use their laptop offline. This has resulted in them having two copies of their MyDocs folder, one on the network and one locally on the laptop. Unfortunately, some of the files have their most recent version on the network and others have the most recent version on the local disk.

    Does anyone know of any tools - free or paid-for - which could assist them in identifying which is the most recent each time? Understandably, they don't want to go through over 4000 files individually!

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    YOu could use robocopy to merge the files. One of the switches will make it so it will reatain the most recent version i think.

    You should use offline files, it has this kind of thing built in.

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    Good morning, Enjay,

    What is Sync Center?

    Could that be any use to you?

    Regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    YOu could use robocopy to merge the files. One of the switches will make it so it will reatain the most recent version i think.
    Thanks, I'll look at that.

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    You should use offline files, it has this kind of thing built in.
    I know! They are now using it correctly, but obviously need to put right what went wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    YOu could use robocopy to merge the files. One of the switches will make it so it will reatain the most recent version i think..
    Perfect, thanks. The switch is /XO and does exactly what I'm after. Thank you so much!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Perfect, thanks. The switch is /XO and does exactly what I'm after. Thank you so much!!
    No problem, never used it but i remembered reading something about it.

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