+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Windows Thread, Free File Synchronising Recommendations in Technical; I've heard of Toucan , but are there any others to consider? A user would specifically like to periodically make ...
  1. #1
    Gerry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    431
    Thank Post
    60
    Thanked 38 Times in 35 Posts
    Rep Power
    25

    Free File Synchronising Recommendations

    I've heard of Toucan, but are there any others to consider? A user would specifically like to periodically make backups of his USB stick.

    Thanks.

  2. #2

    featured_spectre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    12,501
    Thank Post
    1,684
    Thanked 2,053 Times in 1,491 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    464
    Microsoft sync is a good one, built into XP and beyond, and MS Groove (as a part of the office 2003 onwards packages) is also quite good

  3. Thanks to featured_spectre from:

    Gerry (6th May 2010)

  4. #3

    LeMarchand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The deepest pits of hell
    Posts
    2,600
    Thank Post
    327
    Thanked 420 Times in 293 Posts
    Rep Power
    223
    I do mine by using the one built into shell tool FileMenuTools, but that may be overkill for your user, who may not need any of the other functions. I've also tried Allway Synch, and here's a few more suggestions.

  5. Thanks to LeMarchand from:

    Gerry (6th May 2010)

  6. #4

    ZeroHour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    5,832
    Thank Post
    971
    Thanked 1,385 Times in 849 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    457
    I have to say I love MS SyncToy

  7. Thanks to ZeroHour from:

    Gerry (6th May 2010)

  8. #5

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    7,230
    Thank Post
    1,445
    Thanked 1,859 Times in 1,252 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    559
    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    I have to say I love MS SyncToy
    Yep this is a cracking little app and I highly recommend it.

    SyncToy

  9. #6


    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    7,059
    Thank Post
    232
    Thanked 924 Times in 793 Posts
    Rep Power
    308
    3rd vote for synctoy simple and can easily be deployed via gpo and as a bonus has a native x64 version

  10. #7

    ZeroHour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    5,832
    Thank Post
    971
    Thanked 1,385 Times in 849 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    457
    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    Does your Synctoy work ok with Smart Notebook files? We found it was corrupting permissions on the files.
    Are you using 2.1? there was an issue with 2.0 and network shares but 2.1 fixed that. Not sure if the problem was permissions related though.

  11. #8

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    7,230
    Thank Post
    1,445
    Thanked 1,859 Times in 1,252 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    559
    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    Does your Synctoy work ok with Smart Notebook files? We found it was corrupting permissions on the files.
    I haven't come across any problems like that.
    Issues with 2.0 were to do with syncing with NAS storage, FAT partitions, sharepoint and an issue with the Echo option.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Free Antivirus recommendations
    By BJG in forum Windows
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 18th May 2010, 11:03 AM
  2. Synchronising a Smartphone with Zimbra
    By WTFBBQ in forum Netbooks, PDA and Phones
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 22nd April 2010, 09:55 PM
  3. Synchronising PDAs with Exchange
    By Pashers in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 9th September 2009, 12:10 PM
  4. Free podcast hosting (recommendations please)
    By GenieNitro in forum Web Development
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27th April 2009, 12:57 PM
  5. Free File Recovery Software.
    By ICT_GUY in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 3rd June 2008, 05:34 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •