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How to sync Desktop and Laptop ?

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Msg#: 3780469 posted 9:14 am on Nov 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have just got new dell laptop with vista on it and I so far I was using XP on my desktop. Now I need to transfer all my settings from desktop to laptop. How can I do this ? also just wondering how to keep both desktop and laptop sync ?



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Msg#: 3780469 posted 2:22 pm on Nov 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Try this [microsoft.com] which is provided by Microsoft for transferring files between XP and Vista.

Not sure about syncing Vista and XP files. From what I've read you can't do it with Vista sync center. I think you might have to explore a third party.


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Msg#: 3780469 posted 2:53 am on Nov 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

transfer settings
I've heard too many bad things about those settings transfer programs. I've always found it a good investment of time to do it manually. Especially in a case like this where you have XP and Vista. Those two OSs are quite different. They sometimes need different software from one another. Take the time and do it yourself.

That depends on what you want to sync. Microsoft has a couple of offerings (both free) that can help: FolderShare and the new beta Live Mesh. FolderShare is quite stable, but it's limited to a certain number of files and folders. Live Mesh is awesome. It will sync almost everything. It's beta though.


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Msg#: 3780469 posted 12:54 am on Dec 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

Does enabling a folder for "offline" work have anything to do with this topic? I've seen that as an option on my drive setup and remember the docs mentioning some advantages for enabling you to use files that are on the network even when you're offsite.


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Msg#: 3780469 posted 5:18 pm on Dec 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

synctoy 2.0


[edited by: J_RaD at 5:18 pm (utc) on Dec. 26, 2008]

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