SyncToy - syncing files

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jethro's picture

I am using the
SyncToy 2.0 Beta
from Microsoft at the moment to assist in my development work.

I am running Vista and Office 2007 but most of my clients are still running Windows XP and Office 2003. So when I develop Excel applications I need to be able to build and test them in the same environment.

In order to make that happen on my Vista PC I am running a virtual PC that has Windows XP Pro and Office 2003 installed on it.

The Virtual PC 2007 software is free to download and install from Microsoft.

Then because I have a network drive where I store all my development work, I have created a temporary folder on my C drive that contains a replica of the office 2003 work. In the Virtual Machine I copy this folder to the My Documents folder .

I use SyncToy to keep both sets of paired folders synchronised.

SyncToy 2.0 Beta for Windows
is available as a free download from the
Microsoft Download Center. The easy to use, customizable application
helps you copy, move, rename, and delete files between folders and