syncing folders between xp and vista

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Dark Atheist, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    i know xp has power toys for this but i cant see anything for vista could anyone help me find a tool that will sync folders on vista to my laptop (backup)

    Thanks
     
  2. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

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    There is a synctoy for Vista
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...54-C975-4814-9649-CCE41AF06EB7&displaylang=en

    I think this is what you are referring to as it was a powertoy for XP

    I won't go too much into other recommendations as you mention it as a powertoy but I use something called KLS backup which does a bit more work than a simple sync.
    If it is a case of a simple sync, then I use the Synctoy app.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    profquatermass OSNN Junior Addict

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  4. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

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    I wish there was a way to sync without having to share a folder (over a network)

    I don't like the idea of having to share an entire documents folder.
    Nevermind!

    And before anyone starts, I'm sure there could be ways of in-built security of the application to sync itself to temp share a folder, sync and remove a share without being too obvious. For instance, you can file transfer via remote administrator and logmein without sharing a folder, so why not implement the same technology in sync tools too?

    Just my thoughts!
     
  5. profquatermass

    profquatermass OSNN Junior Addict

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    Sure it's possible in Windows.

    Use the built-in commands for doing this in a batch file:

    See the command
    NET SHARE /?
    on how to setup a sharename.

    This will make a sharename on your computer and
    after it's been sync'd you can use:
    NET SHARE sharename /DELETE
    to remove it.

    Set up a schedule to make this drive just before the sync is due to happen then use whatever sync software you like and afterwards delete it automatically by say another scheduled task. This way the share only exists for a limited time and therefore impossible to hack into.


    P.S.
    Are you aware that your C: drive is permanently shared using the hidden sharename of C$ ? ;-)
     
  6. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    not here it isnt - one of the first things i turn off :D
     
  7. hansrijf

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    How you do this? I get "access denied" when I try to do this with "net share c$ /delete" on Vista Business...
     
  8. profquatermass

    profquatermass OSNN Junior Addict

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    You can't delete the administrative shares, you need to turn them off via regedit.

    http://www.yaarg.com/site/archives/205


    A bit pointless actually as Windows security is pretty secure if you use it correctly.
     
  9. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    Thanks. I just wanted to know...

    -edit-

    mmm, after applying the regtweak I immediately was cut of from my NAS server, even without rebooting... so it does work, just a little too well for me...
     
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