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Is there a way to sync folders between two computers?


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I work from two computers, and I need an easier way for my folders to be synced than contantly backing my working into a USB drive and dumping it into the other computer.

I need a way to make sure that when I make a change to folder "X" in computer A, the same change will happen to folder "X" in computer B. And vice versa.
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Hello,

You can do this with an application from econ (Mac OS X Software | ChronoSync | ChronoAgent | Econ Technologies). you need to buy two licences that will cost you $80 both but it can perfom that task that you want. I am thinking of buying that software for a similar purpose.

if you want to go with a free solution you can get a dropbox account which is free (only for 2GB) so you can have it installed on both computers and acess you files. the same solution is available from LaCie Wuala (i think the free version is for 1GB).

Dropbox and LaCie Wuala have alternative plans for more storage with a variety of costs.

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I'd highly recommend Dropbox. I use it myself, and you get a minimum of 2gb free. I use it to keep some files on my Mac and my work Windows machine in sync.

It also has a web interface if you ever wanted to access those files on-the-go from another machine.

It's super easy to use.

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+1 for drop box. Its a invaluable little tool to be hooked up with. I use it everyday

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I'll add in my support for Dropbox as well. I use it as a great way to access files from not only other computers but also between VMs (I could setup a shared drive but that is much more tedious). It's quick, it's stable and it's free - what else do you need.

My question for you is this - are you okay using an online service or do you want something local?

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I'd second Dropbox as well.

Or, if both computers on are the same network...like at home...and you have an Airport Extreme, just plug a USB drive into it and you have a networked drive that everyone on your LAN can access.

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dropbox looks great... but it's impossible for me to keep my Apple Mail and Safari bookmarks etc. in sync with it... I think that's only possible with chronosync.

I just don't want to pay $40 if all I'm going to be using it for is Mail and Safari, because dropbox seems much better for managing files and music.
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You can use xmarks for Safari bookmark syncing, it's free.

You can use IMAP for Mail which should keep your mail accounts in sync.

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