Auto save folder to a new drive

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by paintballstar, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. Hi all, this is my first time here!

    I have a folder on my desktop (drive c:) that is very important. How do I setup XP to save the folder to a new drive(partitioned drive e:)?

    I would like this to happen every time a file in this folder has bee modified.
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    ViceVersa Plus

    will do it, but it's shareware

    you can get it here

  3. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered

    Welcome, paintballstar!

    I did a little search and found Idem , the blurb for the download sez "The version is complete but needs a registration key to be fully operational.
    Without registration, you can only mirror three couples of source/target folders with a warning message." So it sounds like it might be free for your purposes.

    Good luck, please let us know what solution you finally settle on!
  4. ThorT

    ThorT Guest

  5. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered

    Mehuls looks good, too, ThorT; just installed and tested Idem, it works great, so far! I'll test Mehuls and report back...
  6. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered

    I like Idems better, and it's free for one folder synchronization; that includes sub-folders, so I think it fits the bill.
  7. ThorT

    ThorT Guest

    Hi freightgod !

    I'm glad you have found Idem to suit your needs !

    But I hope you didn't miss that Mehuls Backup can do one folder synchronization and also include sub-folders if you don't miss to mark the box by the name "Recursive" when you are at the "Select file" window.
  8. Thanks! I can see this forum is a great resource.

    I tried Mehuls and Idems, but if I understand correclty they are not totally automatic. I have to open the program and run the transfer, and in my case I might as well just copy and paste the folder onto the backup drive.

    What I'd really like is to have some sort of "bot" that is constantly watching this folder. Once the bot detects any changes it updates the backup folder based on the date of each file.

    Now that I think about it, Mehuls has similar functionality by allowing me to do the update every minute, so I guess I'll just go with that and see how it works.
    That link is one that I just found while surfing from the links you guys (girls) provided.

    This one is free and it does automatic scanning of the folder for any new, modified or missing files and runs the update automatically.

    Very handy.
  10. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered

    Maybe I'm wrong, but I didn't see any option in Bask to run at startup. Idems will if you want it to. And yes, it does monitor changes in the source folder; i think every 10 seconds is the default. Just my opinion, but I think it has the best user interface of the three.