I need a file synchronization program for Windows 7 to keep two separate folders the same

Here is the situation:

Until Wednesday, there is a simple Windows file server that is accessed in a single office by two computers.

After Wednesday, there will be only one user, on one computer, who will store all the files in DropBox.

I have already copied from the shared folders on the server to DropBox.  

I need a program that will compare folders, and allow me to only copy only new and changed files to the one computer using DropBox.


Thanks.
computerlarryAsked:
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
There's a few tools for that:

Robocopy (command line)
Synkron (gui)
Dsynchronize (gui, freeware as well)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I use Drop Box and it syncs itself the files I put in there. I have two computers and two phones doing this.

I have MANY more documents and files than will fit on an iPhone (or that I want on my iPhones).

I sync this big document store (about 100 Gb in total) between my two computers with Sync Back Pro. I have been doing this for years, it is easy to set up profiles and it syncs new and changed files quickly.

On one computer, it would be feasible to have a Sync Back Pro profile to sync into Drop Box.

Sync Back Pro is at 2brightsparks.com if you wish to have trial of it.
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
Second the suggestion for SyncBack [ http://www.2brightsparks.com/ ].       I've also used it for many years, and it's a superb sync utility -- there are a LARGE number of options that let you very precisely select exactly how your profiles (synchronization/backup job settings) will "behave" => but all you need is to set up a "synchronization" profile and the default settings should be fine.

There are several versions -- a free one;  SyncBack SE, and SyncBack Pro.    I use the SE version;  but the latest free version is likely fine for your needs.   I bought SE because it had much better error reporting than the free version (no longer the case -- the free version now has excellent error reporting); and it supports copying locked files (the free version does not).    Pro adds a lot of other features, but you may or may not need any of them.   You can see the differences here:  http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/compare.html
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computerlarryAuthor Commented:
I like the feature of SyncBack Pro that allows for the backup of an IMAP account.  Would anybody know if SyncBack Pro will backup AOL IMAP?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I do not use AOL (never have) so I cannot answer that one.
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computerlarryAuthor Commented:
I decided to go with SyncBack Pro because it offers IMAP backup.  Thanks for the solutions.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@computerlarry  - Thanks for the update and I was happy to help
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
Good choice.   You'll be pleased with the detailed options SyncBack has ... and the more advanced features in Pro are easily worth the small extra cost.
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