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By harvardd ·
Folder Redirection

1- I am working on a win 2000 Professional computer. Is there a way for me to save a document, to MY DOCUMENT Folder, and at the same time have it saved to a share on a remote computer?

I do not have server . I am workingas a work group. I want to be able to save documents locally and have them saved to a remote share automatically. Is there a local policy I can set that will allow me to do Folder Redirection


Also, can offline files cause do the same thing?

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by BeerMonster In reply to Folder Redirection

Folder redirection will (as the name suggests) tell the operating system that when you want to access a local profile folder, it is to be redirected elsewhere (either to a remote machine or to another location locally). As you suggest that you wish to have TWO locations, and for them both to be synchronised, folder redirection does not fulfill your requirements. What you need to configure is OFFLINE FOLDERS. The use of offline folders means that a connection is made between yourself and the remote machine, such that when you are on the network you will view and edit the remote files - and when you are disconnected from the network you will view and edit locally cached copies. Any mods made locally while offline are synched when you next connect, as are any mods made to the network files while you were offline. share off the remote folder, map to it, select the mapped drive and right click, then select make available offline. See the help files for more details. Hope this helps....

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by SBWorks In reply to Folder Redirection

Folder redirection, as MS define and implements it, really isn't the best solution to what you have, IMHO. One solution could be QuickSync 3 by iomega.

http://www.iomega.com/quiksync/index.html

This one saves a copy of what you're working on whenever you save it. I've tried a demo, it worked fine, but I really don't know how RAM/CPU intesive it is.

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by Mike Buzz In reply to Folder Redirection

I use SecondCopy, a program that keeps a second copy of My Documents (or whatever) somewhere else, for example on another computer on the network.
It can be set to exactly synchronise, or just copy, etc.

See http://www.centered.com/

I don't see any resource drain at all when it's working.

I hope this is useful

Mike Buzzard

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