Batch Saving ONLY New Files

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Studiojoe

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Hi guys, I am sort of new to this type of posting so please bear with me. I tried to search for an answer to my question, which seems embarrassingly basic, but I don't think I have figured out the proper phrasing required to return matching answers.

Anyway, I have computers with both XP and Vista, for work and personal use, and I am always switching between them depending on where I am and what I need to do. Often I use the same files or sets of files on different computers, and when I return to my office I want to update my main files with the work that I have been adding or subtracting whilte away from the office.

What I have always had to do is first copy my base files to a portable drive or the laptop I am going to be using remotely, work with those files from wherever, then when I return to my office I have to copy the entire set of files back to the main location.

Is there a way to ask my computer to examine the two sets of data and only update the main location with new information, because it seems that every time I do this the computer wants to overwrite every file, even files that have not been altered? This takes quite a bit of time because the files I am using are sort of an archive file set, or a large group of files where I may only have altered or added to a dozen amongst 4000+ files. I am trying to cut down on the time it takes to update the archive, often an hour or more, without having to document the changes and move the files around individually.

I could swear that for a short time I used an operating system that had not only a "Yes For All" tab for saving over everything but a "No For All" tab for avoiding total overwrites. Of course I don't remember where I saw that function.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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I have had my Mom using SyncToy for about 6 months because she goes from home to work with alot of files.
 
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