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Windows 7 Synchronization of Local Files

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Hello, I have a question about Windows 7 File & Folder Synchronization. Here’s my scenario.

Basically, we have a user with a laptop that works from the office and at home. She will create/edit documents locally on her machine when at home. This is dangerous because we don’t any means redundancy towards these documents.
Is it possible to sync all changes of her local drive to a network share when she connects to the company network? Like an automatic sync when she docks her laptop.

Thank you for your time.
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by:John Hurst
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I prefer SyncBack Pro for this, over a remote network (2brightsparks.com). It can be scheduled or the user trained to run it regularly (easy) and is very reliable. I like it because the files are real on each end and not specially sync'd copies.  

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Yes, you can use the Offline Files capability of Windows 7 Sync Center.  Here are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Sync-Center-frequently-asked-questions
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Another informative Microsoft page about Offline Files:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Understanding-offline-files
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We use offline files like LeeTutor stated and it works great for our laptop users.
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bfrech1, any feedback?
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Yes, I've been playing around with offline files and this seems to be the best bet for us as of right now.

Thank you everyone for the responses!
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