Saturday 27 October 2007

Neat Utility: SyncToy

Need a quick way to copy all of the files on a hard drive to a USB or network drive?

Then SyncToy is for you.

From a good description of the utility on Mike Swanson's Blog: SyncToy for Windows XP:
  • Provides easy and flexible copying, moving, and synchronization of files in different directories
  • Manages multiple sets of directories at the same time
  • Can combine files from two folders in one case, and mimic renames and deletes in another
  • Keeps track of renames to files and will make sure those changes get carried over to the synchronized folder
The utility is free.

It definitely belongs on the Technician's Thumb Drive! It is very helpful to create a live data backup of a drive that refuses to be Ghosted due to bad sectors on the drive.

We were originally referred to this utility, but where that happened is lost in the fog of memory. :(

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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