Backup External Hard Drive to Desktop

kgerb used Ask the Experts™
Hello Everyone,
I work between several different desktop computers.  I keep all my information on an external hard drive so I don't have multiple copies.  I need some software (ideally shareware/freeware) that will allow me to incrementally back up my external hard drive to one of my desktops.  Does anyone have any suggestions on software that will do this.

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Im a big fan of vice versa for this type of work. It has lots of different copy and synchronize options and can be scheduled etc.
Have you considered robocopy? It's free and lightning fast.

Create a share to your destination location.

net use Z: \\desktop2\share /user:Administrator SUPER_SECRET_PASSWORD

robocopy C:\user\me\Documents Z:\Backup\Documents /MIR /R:0

This will create the differential backup that you are looking for.
kgerbChief Engineer


Thanks guys.  Both options look good.  I'm normally not much for command line stuff but I was able to fine some GUI's to make RoboCopy a viable option.

Thanks again.

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