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3rd Party, "Offline Files" for WinXP Home Ed.?

by just_bri / February 2, 2013 1:51 AM PST

Hello everyone. Happy

First off, here's what I'm trying to do:
*I want a folder on my Win7 computer to be accessed on my WinXP computer. (I already set this up, and even mapped the Win7 folder to a drive on the WinXP computer).

*I also want that Win7 folder to be available OFFLINE to the WinXP computer. (And this is where I'm having problems.)

I have the Home Edition of WinXP, so I know there's no "Offline Files" tab. Therefore:
1) What is a free, 3rd party program can I use to do this? (I don't even know what search terms to use, which is part of the problem)

2) A lot of websites mention "syncing" files. Do I have to look for a program that syncs file? (I tried using "SyncToy" by Microsoft, but...if a mapped drive only exists on ONE computer, how do I load it into the other computer?)

Thanks in advance for the help! Happy

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Sounds close to what DropBox is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2013 2:00 AM PST

I use DropBox to do something like this. As to other solutions, I'd look at google searches and other replies in the forum.

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Not sure I understand "offline files" but
by wpgwpg / February 2, 2013 2:04 AM PST

If by "offline files", you mean you want a copy of the Windows 7 folder on the XP PC, you could set up a batch file that would do an XCOPY from the Windows 7 PC to the XP one and put that .BAT file in your startup folder. That way every time you boot the XP PC, it would copy the folder to it. If the folder isn't too big, this might do what I think it is you want.

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