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By fathom ·
Does anyone know of a way to add files to multiple folders when the file is actually put into one folder only. Sorry if that seems confusing. This is what I mean:

I have two folders. One named "bin" and the other named "bin2". It is important that anything I do to "bin" happens in "bin2". If I add a file to "bin", it is automatically added in "bin2" also. When I delete a file in "bin" it is also automatically deleted from "bin2". This is important to prevent errors in our system.

If thereis a way or even a software, please let me know. Thanks.

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Since you only mentioned folders and not networked systems, I will assume this is on a standalone machine. You might try using "briefcase", but that is buggy at best and leads to a false sense of security. There are "on-the-fly" backup applications, but again, are training intensive.

I would suggest that you only store the files in one folder, then create a shortcut to that folder using a different name. When you manipulate files in either folders' view, you will be changing them for both.

Another solution would be to assign different drive letters to the same folder using the SUBST command. In your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, add these lines:

SUBST X: C:\FOLDER_NAME
SUBST Y: C:\SAME_FOLDER_NAME

Of course, substitute your own drive letter choices for X & Y and your common folder name.

Eric

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