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Backup Solution?

woodsguy

gets infinity MPG
Mar 18, 2007
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Anyone know of a way to back up my photos to an external drive? I've tried a few programs and they all put the photos in some weird cabinets. I want a copy of the photos on the drive that I can browse and use on other computers. Sure I can just copy them over but I want it to automatically add new photos. I've seen ways to mirror a drive to an external drive but I only want my photos (and not all my photos, just the ones in my photos drive. I don't want to back up my work photos).

Thanks
 

binary visions

The voice of reason
Jun 13, 2002
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http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15155

SyncToy is just a tiny executable that will do whatever kind of sync you want (sync both ways, sync one way, only add but don't delete, etc.) - published by Microsoft. You specify the source and destination folders.

It doesn't have a built-in scheduler, but it can be called from the command line so you can use Task Scheduler to run regular jobs.
 

binary visions

The voice of reason
Jun 13, 2002
21,680
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:monkeydance:

rsync is a little more technically sophisticated but I like the simplicity of SyncToy. There are a number of variations on rsync, though, both command line and GUI, if you ever decide you want some more granular control over the sync process.