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Documents back-up to network drive

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What would be the best and discreet way of having certain folders on a hardrive backed up to a network (user) file server?

Currently we have a few users who are saving all their documents to either the documents folder or desktop on their C: and not to their network drive where they should be.

I have a robocopy script which could work however, I don't want it to interfere with the users work. Robocopy usually pops up in a little black box which I'm wanting to avoid. So if possible have something run in the background and without them noticing.

An example of the robocopy script i was looking at (if required)

robocopy c:\users\USER\Desktop \\FileServer\users\USERSFOLDER\Desktop /MIR /COPY:DAT /DCOPY:T

Robocopy is just something i was thinking of but open to any other solutions and free methods that is simple to manage and effective

Is this possible?

Thanks!!!
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by:NVIT
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I haven't confirmed if this works but... To prevent Robocopy window from showing, try running it (is it a scheduled task?) from a remote station OR as a different user than the current logged on user.
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by:rindi
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Rather than doing a "workaround" like this you should enforce your users to properly save their data, or use roaming profiles. Maybe you just need to educate them.
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Andy M earned 500 total points
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We use a tool called FreefileSync (http://www.freefilesync.org/) to synchronise a copy of our documents/desktop to our personal network drives.

It can be configured to run silently on a schedule - only ever get a popup if there's a problem (i.e. network connection lost at time of sync).
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by:N00b2015
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Thank you for all your responses. Rindi -  don't worry. Force will be applied but for the interim I need a solution for a handful of users, not all.
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by:N00b2015
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Great Andy! Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you
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by:Andy M
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No worries, happy to help.
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