Use FTP software to access local disk

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Hi all, I do alot of backing-up to a remote server and a USB hard drive. I'm on Windows Vista 64-bit. When I use Filezilla to backup to the remote server, I get options such as "Overwrite if source newer" etc. However, I don't get these when copying and pasting in Windows Vista to the local hard drive. As I copy large quantites of data, I need an option such as the one above. Any ideas? Many thanks.
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Have you looked to robocopy to copy to the local drive? Robocopy by default will only copy a file if it is newer. Lots of options with it.

Robocopy /s sourcedir destdir
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WS_FTP (Ipswitch) has options for that. It is inexepensive and has a free trial for you to see if it fits your circumstances. I use it myself and like it a lot. ... Thinkpads_User
Robo-FTP (http://www.robo-ftp.com) provides options for updating files that have changed locally.  It also provides options for removing files from the remote server that have been deleted locally (effectively synchronizing the local and remote systems).
Of course, Robocopy! Why didn't I think of that one!? Thinkpad, could Filezilla do that too? Haven't used WS-FTP for yonks. I don't really want to sync them automatically, eksatx. Many thanks for your suggestions guys.
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>>> Thinkpad, could Filezilla do that too?   <--- Thanks. Re: Filezilla - I don't know because I have not used it. But WS_FTP works so well I just stayed with it. ... Thinkpads_User

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