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Old June 12th 20, 11:48 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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I had moved my Docs to an external USB drive (years ago),
now I am finding the dir dupl in both drives and not in sync.

How can I sync and move to external?

I totally forgot the command to move a MyDocs component to ext drive



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Old June 12th 20, 12:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Figured out it is "Properties"

But how do I sync? (cut & paste)?

and why did I get (and prevent) duplication?

A few days ago, the USB plug for the Ext Drive was partially disconnected
with the drive dangling. But that wouldn't boot, so how would it have moved
files?

*+-I had moved my Docs to an external USB drive (years ago),
*+-now I am finding the dir dupl in both drives and not in sync.

*+-How can I sync and move to external?

*+-I totally forgot the command to move a MyDocs component to ext drive





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Old June 13th 20, 12:04 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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wrote:
Figured out it is "Properties"

But how do I sync? (cut & paste)?

and why did I get (and prevent) duplication?

A few days ago, the USB plug for the Ext Drive was partially disconnected
with the drive dangling. But that wouldn't boot, so how would it have moved
files?

*+-I had moved my Docs to an external USB drive (years ago),
*+-now I am finding the dir dupl in both drives and not in sync.

*+-How can I sync and move to external?

*+-I totally forgot the command to move a MyDocs component to ext drive


SyncToy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SyncToy

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=15155

Robocopy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robocopy

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/pre...ectedfrom=MSDN

*******

Robocopy is power, as well as being dangerous.

It is a tool-of-choice for erasing disk content, by using the ?MIR
("Mirror") option. If you mirror an empty folder to a partition,
it will remove all the files on that partition.

When you first use Robocopy from the command line, do *not*
practice on your C: drive.

Make some separate partitions for practice on a hard drive.

Perhaps make a D: and E: using NTFS formatting.

Then you can test that D: testfolder gets copied to E:\testfolder

Create D:\testfolder and put some files in it. Then test like this

robocopy D:\testfolder E:\testfolder /mir

Verify that the folder on E contains the same files as D did.

Edit a file in the D testfolder, and save it, so that the
creation date is updated. Run the mirror command again.

robocopy D:\testfolder E:\testfolder /mir

Only the newly modified file in D: gets copied to E: , removing
the old copy on E: .

Be *very very careful* with Robocopy. *Do not* copy/paste
commands into the Command Prompt window containing robocopy
as the command. Sometimes, the mouse Copy operation you did,
fails to work, and the Paste buffer contains wrong information.
Pasting that can result in a deleted partition. You must be
*extra cautious* with this tool. I've only lost around, oh,
1GB of files because of this!

Any synchronization tool is dangerous. You have been warned.

*******

SyncToy has a GUI and does similar things.

*******

There are other tools, like XXCOPY but I've never used it for
any purpose here. That's before my generation.

Paul
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Old June 13th 20, 12:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default MyDOcs/Pic two drives sync

Thanks


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Old June 13th 20, 04:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Any clue how it got unsynced?

wrote:
*+- Figured out it is "Properties"
*+-
*+- and why did I get (and prevent) duplication?



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Old June 13th 20, 05:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Any clue how it got unsynced?

wrote:
*+- Figured out it is "Properties"
*+-
*+- and why did I get (and prevent) duplication?


I could probably answer the question, if standing in
front of the computer. I don't know sitting here,
what you've done to it :-)

Synchronization is a great concept, *except* when
you manage to somehow, write old material over newer
material. Never underestimate the ability for a
computer to do things like that. Make *backups*
of your materials at regular intervals. For example
Macrium ReflectFree is one free program for backing
up whole C: partitions. I do backups here, to protect
against disk failures, and store the backup on
an external (large) rotating hard drive.

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

(Scroll half-way down the page, click the blue Home User
button on the left-hand side of the webpage)

There are more than 20 companies that make backup programs,
and several of them offer "free" editions with basic
full-backup capability. Something like Acronis backup,
the interface on it is easier to understand than Macrium,
so that's a paid-software option if you're not familiar
or comfortable with backup software. The interface
on Macrium does not bother me.

Paul
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Old June 13th 20, 06:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default MyDOcs/Pic two drives sync

Yeah, I was waiting for some diagnosis before just foregoing the Windows
directory assignments and making my own. Thanks! (ie, I'm make the file in
the ext drive "pics" and empty out the MyDocs version)


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Old July 4th 20, 06:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default MyDOcs/Pic two drives sync

Ok, I renamed my pcitures to phot library. And a month later it shows up as
?My Pictures" again. So this time I emptied it out, set up a completely new
dir, and put the files in there.

Is there a way to completely shut off the My Documents stuff?

When I used only DOS, 1985-95, I had a directory c:/work
That worked just fine.


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Old July 4th 20, 10:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default MyDOcs/Pic two drives sync

wrote:
Ok, I renamed my pcitures to phot library. And a month later it shows up as
?My Pictures" again. So this time I emptied it out, set up a completely new
dir, and put the files in there.

Is there a way to completely shut off the My Documents stuff?

When I used only DOS, 1985-95, I had a directory c:/work
That worked just fine.


"Windows XP Annoyances"
https://books.google.ca/books?id=sBi...oved&f=fal se

"Note that you can change the location of any of these system folders
using TweakUI (see Appendix A), either to redirect them to existing
folders or to consolidate them into a single folder. You can also safely
and easily delete any of these folders.

The excepton is the My Pictures folder, which, if deleted, will be
automatically recreated the next time Windows starts.
"

https://web.archive.org/web/20050118...powertoys.mspx

Tweak UI Download TweakUI.exe 147 KB

Paul
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Old July 7th 20, 04:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default MyDOcs/Pic two drives sync

Thanks. I have Tweak UI somewhere, and an older version of W A



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