Sychronize "Desktop" folder with mapped network drive folder

Is there a way to synchronize the entire desktop folder with another folder that's mapped on the network drive in My Computer?
All I'm seeing with XP's built-in tool is that I can sync offline files, but not select an entire folder.
Because I put new files onto the desktop (such as attachments i get) all the time.
garryshapeAsked:
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pitchfordCommented:
Download Microsoft SyncToy. It will allow you to have folder syncs.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c26efa36-98e0-4ee9-a7c5-98d0592d8c52

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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I would use folder redirection

How To Configure Folder Redirection
http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/terminal-services/performance/configure-folder-redirection.html


This way, anything placed on the desktop will automatically be on the network share
Kris MontgomeryCommented:
You can also use an automated third party syncing/backup software.  

I suggest Cobian Backup.  Its free and does what you need in the background.  Configure it and forget it.

I use SyncToy, but it is not automated, so on most PC's I use Cobian.

http://majorgeeks.com/Cobian_Backup_d4739.html

Thanks.
mug
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garryshapeAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the suggestions.
So I'm assuming the bulit-in Sync tool for XP doesn't do folders.

I'm aware of alternatives, however here is my next question:
As a domain user, will I need to update the alternative sync tool each time my domain password changes?
Or do these just run while I'm signed in?

With SyncBack I believe you have to use task scheduler which requires a credential.
Kris MontgomeryCommented:
Cobian can run as a service and is how we use it. So, it will run regardless to you being logged on.  We also configure it to use the local admin password.

Thanks.
mug
Kris MontgomeryCommented:
FYI, the last few days, I have been testing Fbackup (the freeware version of Backup4All).  It really works well.  The logfiles are better than Cobian and there is also a built-in restore feature that Cobian doesn't have.

Thanks.
mug
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