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ed to sync two folders that contain a lot of music?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Imola Ghost, Oct 11, 2009.

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  1. Imola Ghost

    Imola Ghost Thread Starter

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    I've got my PC at home with almost all of the music but I travel a lot and acquire a lot of music while I'm on the road.

    The PC hard drive at home has about 23,000 songs and my external usb hard drive contains those songs also, but I've added quite a bit to my external drive and my wife had added some to the PC at home while I've been away.

    Can I use Microsoft's SyncToy 2.0 to get the 2 music folders in sync? I want the information to be both ways, meaning I want it to update the latest information like if all I did was change an ID tag on the external hard drive all that I want it to do is update the ID tag on the PC.

    Any help?
     
  2. fairnooks

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    I think SyncToy must be able to do that, I use the free version of Syncback from BrightSparks and that can do it. Its in both names so it better eh?

    As long as the file gets a new time stamp when you change the ID tag, the newer file will replace the older file. You want the true syncronization setting where it copies all new and updated files from source location to the destination location and in turn, copies all new and updated files from destination location to the source location.

    There's also a free software program from Microsoft called Live Sync (requires a Live or hotmail account), where you can add the two locations on each computer and have them sync files anytime they are connected through the Internet.
     
  3. Squashman

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    It should work as long as the directory structures are setup the same on each drive.
     
  4. Mumbodog

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    There are better options than synctoy, as fairnooks has already stated. I used synctoy when I had a large mp3 collection and did not trust it, I always found myself checking pending changes before I allowed it to make any, kept finding changes that made no sense, and would disable them, I did not trust it with my data. Tried different settings and options, nothing worked to my satisfaction.
     
  5. Imola Ghost

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    I might look at that Live Sync as I could sync up everything even while I'm away.
     
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