Subscriber Allan Pendlebury wrote about sync’ing data between two computers:
I have become a little paranoid about having my personal files bouncing around in cyberspace (Dropbox) and purchased an Iomega Home Media Network Drive.
I relied on Dropbox to synchronize files (mostly stock trades on Libre Office). I have a laptop and PC; both using Windows 7.
Is there a way to have my network drive behave the same as or similar to Dropbox; back up and synchronize the files on both computers?
I wrote back to Allan to tell him that I use Karen’s Replicator for daily file backup (one-way syncing). It does a one-way copy, if the “source” file is newer than the file in the target folder.
You can set up multiple "jobs", which is what I do in order to copy only specific folders. That means you could copy-if-newer in one direction and then copy-if-newer in the opposite direction (with the source folders and target folders reversed).
I’m not doing that, but it might be what he wants.
Karen’s Replicator is free for personal, non-commercial use. Otherwise, purchase a CD to get a one-computer license or get one of the Site Licenses for your office (licensed by number of Seats).
http://www.karenware.com to see all of Karen Kenworthy’s free programs.
Allan wrote back to suggest another alternative:
Are you aware of Microsoft’s free Synctoy? I came across it after I emailed you and it seems to fit the bill.