Suitable equivalent to MS Live Sync (Foldershare) for synchronising files

I have previously been using Microsoft Live Sync (formerly known as foldershare.com) to synchronise files between two separate PCs and a central server. It worked great - meaning every file added/deleted/updated within certain directories on the remote PCs was replicated on the server. This enabled two remotely-based employees to work on the same files - and always kept up-to-date 'master' copies of all files/documents on the main server. However, it turns out this MS Sync software has a limit of 20,000 files - and we have now massively exceeded that limit, rendering the service useless. My attempts to share folders individually (rather than the entire 'shared' directory/sub-directories) failed, as you can only share 20 folders.

My question, then, is does anyone know of a suitable alternative to MS Live Sync (aka Foldershare) that would solve this problem? The software was great because it is P2P and worked over the web. The only other things I've found (such as peersoftware.com) operate over VPNs / local networks and not over the internet, so don't solve my problem.

If anyone knows of a good way to share files between a server/remote PCs - over a standard internet connection (or indeed a way of working round the 20,000 limit with MS Live Sync) I'd be grateful to hear it.
beverleydunsterAsked:
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beverleydunsterAuthor Commented:
Hi

I'm not sure there are any other relevant zones - anything relevant to file synchronisation and sharing between separate remote machines - please feel free to suggest any appropriate zones if there are any.

Thanks
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Hi beverlydunster,

Would something like Hamachi work for you? (free VPN) or are you looking more for version control?
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beverleydunsterAuthor Commented:
The problem we've got is that the previous software (Microsoft Live Sync) gave each user local versions of the files - there were no connection speed issues involved in opening potentially large files across a network - as the file was on each user's local machine - and was then updated on each machine when changes were finished and you were no longer working on the file. I did try Hamachi and it seems to suffer from the problem that you're opening and working on files held in a remote location - and speed was a problem (especially when opening/saving large 50mb PSD files, etc.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
So what you are really looking for is some form of version control.  Maybe something like FileHamster will work?

http://www.mogware.com/FileHamster/
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cj_1969Commented:
Are you running the latest version?  http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C26EFA36-98E0-4EE9-A7C5-98D0592D8C52&displaylang=en
I do not see any references to limits on files, at least so far.


If that is not an option then how about $40? If this is not too much then there is a package that you can purchase that looks like it will do what you want ... http://www.goodsync.com/php/pums/rfprepay.php?lic=goodsync-v6

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beverleydunsterAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately none of the above solutions have quite done the trick. The best alternative I've been able to find is www.suresync.com - which, although I've not thoroughly tested yet, does seem to do the trick
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