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Syncing specific folders to external

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#1 Crusher21


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:31 PM


Is anyone familiar with a program that will sync only SPECIFIC folders on my computer to a specified location on my external hard drive? In other words, I want it to duplicate the folder on the external hard drive and update it to match the contents of the folder on the computer when applicable. I have been doing manual transfers for a long time now but it's not as simple as copying over the folder and telling it to merge the folders and skipping the duplicates. Sometimes I decide to delete files or move them to different folders within the folder; therefore, simply copying the folder over does not work. I refuse to use Windows File History because I cannot detail specifics and I cannot track its progress. What are some of the best software out there for creating backups and syncing files between your computer and external hard drives?

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#2 smax013


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 05:40 AM

Try Synctoy and see if it will do what you need.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 10:02 AM

I'll second SyncToy.  Works like a charm and does precisely what the original poster requested.

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