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Old 12-22-2009, 10:58 AM   #1
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copying to USB stick

I like to keep a copy of my files on a USB stick.

If I just copy them all it takes ages.

Is there a way of setting copy options so that it doesn't replace everything but just replaces older ones and writes new ones - also I'd like to do this FROM the stick back to the pc.

I copy the files so I can refer to them from any computer.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
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I like to keep a copy of my files on a USB stick.

If I just copy them all it takes ages.

Is there a way of setting copy options so that it doesn't replace everything but just replaces older ones and writes new ones - also I'd like to do this FROM the stick back to the pc.

I copy the files so I can refer to them from any computer.

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There are "syncing" programs. I use Beyond Compare, there is Microsoft app called Synctoy that does it as well. But as far as I know there are no options on straight copying to do that sort of thing.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:15 AM   #3
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SyncToy works superbly well; I thoroughly recommend it.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:24 AM   #4
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Randall,

Any decent backup utility will do this. I use SyncBack, which is excellent (see http://www.2brightsparks.com/). They have a free version which will do exactly what you want (albeit with a little effort on your part for the initial set-up).
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:51 AM   #5
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