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Is Goodsync safe/trust worthy? [more]

by BlazeEagle / June 27, 2006 7:50 AM PDT
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I tried a few and prefer Syncback
by nino88 / June 27, 2006 5:23 PM PDT

It's free also. I haven't tried your goodsymc though.

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Ok, can you give a few quick details about it?...
by BlazeEagle / June 28, 2006 2:21 PM PDT

I've never used sync software before, so is there anything I need to watch out for, or be careful about?

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You can download
by nino88 / June 29, 2006 11:09 AM PDT

the free version at download.com. Just search on syncback.

Most Sync softwares have somewhat the same functions. I just found that Syncback has much easier interface hence more user friendly. Basically, you can sync between computers, back up or sync your files from your computer with flash drives. I usually sync files with flash drive and use the flash drive to sync to my other laptops.

So basically, at first you just need to create a new profile. For example, you want to sync "my documents" to a flash drive on E: drive. So you pick the "Source" as "My Documents" and the "Destination" on E: drive. Then you name the profile such as USB-1 or something. Then you have more options like how you want to handle any conflicts / same file names. You may choose to always replace the older file or ask you the questions. You can also set the priorities. For example, if your USB drive is only for backup, then you may choose that the source always replace destination or delete files in destination if not found in source.

You can create as many profiles as you want to sync to different devices or different priorities.

Just play with it a few times and you'll understand. It's really simple.

PLEASE USE a temporary file while you're learning to use the software. I don't want you to accidently erase you files.

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Thank you for the very informative&helpful reply... [more]
by BlazeEagle / June 29, 2006 3:02 PM PDT
In reply to: You can download

It is a very concise post. Thanks for the assistance, I very much appreciate it.

How reliable for the long term are flash drives? compared to say, CD's&floppies? I've never dealt with flash drives. I'm leery of them, from what I've heard.

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Flash drive is reliable.
by nino88 / June 29, 2006 9:55 PM PDT

However, I always have another back up flash drive since I travel often. Floppy is not reliable at all. It doesn't hold much space either. CD is not as simple to erase and rewrite and not really suitable for synching purpose. I mean you can burn some archive files, photos, music, or videos into a CD because you don't need to sync them or carry them around everyday. But for other often used datas, you may want to use flash or usb drive.

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GoodSync vs AllwaySync
by John_vs / December 20, 2006 3:19 PM PST

I have found out, that GoodSync is not developed more.
last version on official site is 4.6.10

However there is exactly clone: http://allwaysync.com
Last version on AllwaySync.com is 5.0.10

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