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Synctoy Securely Over Network?

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  1. nmaster64

    nmaster64 Thread Starter

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    I've been wrestling with the problem of syncing files between my desktop and my laptop for a long time. I was happy to discover SyncToy, which I feel handles the issue quite well. However, I find a fundamental flaw in the program in that I must share the folders I wish to sync over a windows network.

    My router is secure, running DD-WRT firmware and the network has a password and I'm really not concerned about outside intruders. However, I would like to sync some folders that I would prefer roommates and visitors not freely browse through. At the moment My Network Places gives everyone on the network free access to everything I want to sync.

    Is there some way to password-protect the folders and still use SyncToy efficiently, an alternative to SyncToy that would solve this, or any other solution to where at the very least the folders being synced would not ever be viewable by just standard network browsing?

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    nmaster64 Thread Starter

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    Anybody? [​IMG]
     
  3. fairnooks

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    Well, I investigated my favorite, Syncback, which works very similar to SyncToy in my opinion but with more options, one of which is to zip the files but to password protect the zip file is a feature of the retail version of Syncback ($30). I also haven't investigated how a password protected zip file impacts automatic syncronization across network drives.

    So while that might work, there is probably a better way that I don't know about.
     
  4. Squashman

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    Well if you set up File and Folder permission as well as permissions for the Share you should be able to configure your network so that you are the only one who has access to those shares.
     
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    I thought of that too but couldn't answer the question about whether or not SyncToy would also retain access to the shares.
     
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