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Auto Sync USB Drive

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April 14, 2011 3:58:07 AM

Is it possible to make a certain folder on my PC sync with my USB drive every time I plug it in, or something along those lines? Thanks

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April 15, 2011 2:07:40 PM
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Well...

What you need is an app that will kick off when you attach the USB drive. I've got an old Maxtor One-touch drive here at work; it has a button that you push to run the preconfigured backup software.

I personally would just set up backup software to backup that USB device, and then run it when I plug in the USB drive. You could create an autorun.inf on the USB drive that runs this for you, but then you'd have to enable autorun. I keep autorun disabled for security purposes.

One trivial approach is to use uSoft's briefcases. Create a briefcase on the external drive, copy the folder into the briefcase. When you attach the drive next, right-click on the briefcase and choose synchronize all. It will even copy files that you updated on the USB drive back to the hard drive.

So there are some options. I don't know of any way to do exactly what you described, to have plugging in the USB drive trigger a sync.
April 25, 2011 5:05:00 AM

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