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Folder organisation between 2 computers

Hi, im a university student using a personal desktop (windows 7 64bit) and also using a university network computer (windows xp maybe 32bit). I use both the network computers and my personal desktop to do work on however the problem arises when i try to do work on both and end up have older files left on each system.

Im basically looking to see if it is possible to download some form of software to be able to sync the two folders based upon most recent editing. It will have to be compatible with a strict limited acess account on the uni-network.

If its not possible to do this any tips on organisation would be appreciated.


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Take a look at

Look up SYNCBACK to see if that helps.

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I'll take a look at that. Im currently on my university account so it wont let me install, but if i can it home and use my computer to install it it might be ok

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A cheap easy solution

A cheap easy solution is just to buy yourself like a 1GB flash drive, and store all your work on that. Just be sure to make regular dumps of its contents onto your desktop should you ever lose it.

This method is cheap, you'll always have the most recent version of a document with you, and it should work regardless of what system you're using.

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