need sync program, free preferred

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by wolfen, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. wolfen

    wolfen MDL Novice

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    Hi
    I have an windows 7 machine where i have accountant program wich i want to sync to an offline server.
    i have the offline server added as an S: disk.
    I have tried several programs but all of them crash sooner or later or dont work as they are supposed to.
    any tip about a good free program i can use for this.
    I have set the programs to sync folder to folder, totally 10 folders.

    Dirsyncpro and dsynchronize are the 2 latest programs i tested but they crash or stops working. :confused:
     
  2. DioNZB

    DioNZB MDL Member

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  3. Meat[On]A[Stick]

    Meat[On]A[Stick] MDL Junior Member

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    #3 Meat[On]A[Stick], Jan 1, 2015
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    I've had good luck with FreeFileSync, but make sure to read carefully the installation dialogs as it wants to install optional features you may not care for.

    But I have never used it to sync to a drive that is offline. Not sure how that would work.
     
  4. mysteriously

    mysteriously MDL Member

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    I used to connect two PC via Ethernet cable directly, enable sharing and read/write access via homegroup and then copy files using Total commander. This way sucks a little bit when you move, rename or delete some files.

    Can I use FreeFileSync for my scenario? Will I need to set homegroup sharing read/write access too?
     
  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    What a most confusing way!

    2 PCs are not on same network at the same time?

    sebus
     
  6. WildByDesign

    WildByDesign MDL Addicted

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    I always quite liked the old SyncToy from Microsoft. I used to use it on Windows 7 as well. Not sure if it works on the new Windows 8.1 or 10 though.
    EDIT: Sorry, I didn't fully read post. Not sure if SyncToy did ever work over servers or not. My apologies.
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    venu MDL Addicted

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    I use the free version of Syncback to sync my network drive with a PC drive. It works great and is hassle free.
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  10. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    You're welcome!

    I'm an old user of Softaculous and own an Lifetime License for their Server Products. AMPPS is build from the same developer and create for locale Home Computers to use and all scripts are free. It's an excellent tools and much better than XAMPS and/or WAMP. In addition, the service from developer is just good too!
     
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