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  1. technomum

    technomum Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys! I am the proud owner of a new laptop running Vista while my desktop has XP. I have installed my software program for family history on to the laptop along with my data files and multimedia for my family tree. What I want to do is be able to enter data into one machine and somehow sync the files on the other one but I have never done this before and don't know where to start. Someone has told me to try SyncBackSE but even if I download a free version how will I know what to do? Is there an idiot's guide to learn about it before I try? I have a 4GB memory stick and an external hard drive and I had thought I could just copy files across but is this too simplistic? :confused:
     
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    SyncBack is a good app. You could alway try reading the manual first and their support site and then come back and ask questions.
     
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    You'll have to figure out which files this program uses and when they change on one computer, copy the files to the other.

    No, that's an easy way to do it. If the program uses a large number of files then you might be better off using SyncBack.

    Another option would be to network the two computers together and have the files in a shared folder.
     
  4. technomum

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    Thank you - I will check out the SyncBack website again I think. I like the sound of a network between the 2 computers but am only used to having one computer so will need to read up on that option too. I value all the advice I receive on here so thanks again.
     
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