Best way to sync USB with a home computer?
July 2, 2012 1:35 AM Subscribe
Is there an easy way to keep all of the files on my flash drive synced with my home computer, using something like Dropbox? I've previously been using Microsoft My Briefcase, but my computer has just been upgraded to Windows 7, so My Briefcase doesn't work well anymore. I've got some pretty easy requirements inside.
posted by surenoproblem to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've been keeping all my years worth of work files and data (only about 4 gig) in the Windows "My Briefcase" on a USB drive, and I work from that USB drive at work. When I get home, I plug in the USB and sync it up to my home computer using the Briefcase sync, and that updates the files that have been altered. So if the USB drive dies, I've got a backup of all of my work on my home computer.
If I'm going to use Dropbox, it seems like overkill to put all of my work into the Dropbox and have it constantly checking for sync.
Also, I don't seem to be able to set the Dropbox to be on my USB (it seemed like I had to set my Dropbox to be on a harddrive).
Is there a way where I can:
1. Keep working from my USB drive (instead of syncing from my work computer--some times my work computer is shared, so I'd rather keep all my files private on my USB).
2. At the end of the day, run some sort of easy sync that backs up the files that I've altered to somewhere online. So I'd rather it's not checking for syncing every five minutes, but just when I'm finished for the day.
3. When I get home, there's some way I can sync the online backup with my home computer.
Must be a pretty easy thing to do, but I've just gotten out of touch with how these things are done nowadays. Thanks in advance for your help.