Flash drive backup help

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person123456789

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I want to be able to plug my flash drive into my computer and have it automatically back up my files.
The requirements are:
-must automatically back up files on the flash drive from a predetermined folder
-must be silent (invisible to the person (me) using the computer)
-must backup files fast
-must not leave evidence of the flash drive ever being plugged into the computer

Also, it would be nice if the sound effects of plugging in and removing the drive were disabled.

Thanks, help with finding a solution would really be appreciated:)

p.s. I'm using windows XP
 
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sounds like a really good way of stealing files -- just walk by a machine, plug in your flash drive, remove it, and you're done.
 

person123456789

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I want to be able to do this because it would make it easier to get files from many different computers quickly.
Here's my situation:
I have 6 different computers of my own as well as around 12 others belonging to co-workers. I have to collect information from the same folders on these computers almost every day. My problem is that the computers are being used when I need the files. I end up inconveniencing myself as well as many other people.
I would never use something like this to steal files.
 
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-must not leave evidence of the flash drive ever being plugged into the computer
I would never use something like this to steal files.
Well, it's that part about not leaving any evidence that makes it sound like you're trying to surreptitously take information without the owner of the computer knowing about it.

The typical way that one would backup a number of computers is over the network. It's quick, efficient, easy, doesn't "inconvenience anyone", and you can automate it. For example, take a look at SyncBack (http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/sbse-features.html).
 

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I want to be able to do this because it would make it easier to get files from many different computers quickly.
Here's my situation:
I have 6 different computers of my own as well as around 12 others belonging to co-workers. I have to collect information from the same folders on these computers almost every day. My problem is that the computers are being used when I need the files. I end up inconveniencing myself as well as many other people.
I would never use something like this to steal files.
I'm assuming that these are all networked somehow? If so, you should be able to share the folders in question and copy the files from your own computer without even having to go to each computer. As to your wording about "leaving evidence" --- that is not making your end mission sound anything other than sneaky.
 

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In spite of the interesting explanation about why you want to do this, I'm going to close this one.

I really doubt that TSG wants to be involved in this activity, because quite frankly, your "reasons" are more than a bit thin. :rolleyes:

Since we can't possibly know the intent here, I'm putting this in the category of stuff like keyloggers, etc.
 
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