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Synchronizing two computers

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Antares 531, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Antares 531

    Antares 531 Flightless Bird

    I built a new computer a few months ago and set it up with Windows 7
    as the OS. I still have my old computer with Windows XP Pro, SP3 on
    it. The old computer has my old accounting and tax records under MS
    Money and H&R Block Tax Prep, and all my personal stuff like image
    files, Word documents, etc., on it.

    The new computer has Intel Quicken and Turbo Tax. I have imported my
    accounting files into Quicken on the new computer but have kept a
    parallel set of these records going on my old computer...just in case
    something went kaput. I kept the old computer alive and active until I
    finished this year's tax returns, and now I would like to synchronize
    the files on both computers, then quietly put the old computer to
    death.

    What is the best way to accomplish this? I have them both connected by
    CAT 5 cables to my Actiontec WI-FI that provides interconnection to my
    two desktop, my laptop and my wife's desktop computers. Is there a
    free or reasonably priced software that would let me synchronize the
    files on both of my desktop computers without overwriting and messing
    up any existing files?

    I guess the first thing I need to do is get both computers set up so
    they can swap/share files, but I'm not sure how to go about doing
    this.

    Thanks, Gordon
     
  2. db

    db Flightless Bird

    microsoft's sync toy
    is pretty good at
    synchronizing user
    files.


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    "Antares 531" <gordonlrDELETE@swbell.net> wrote in message news:pl44r5tmsarv8l7n6q692k22jrlstfaj03@4ax.com...
    > I built a new computer a few months ago and set it up with Windows 7
    > as the OS. I still have my old computer with Windows XP Pro, SP3 on
    > it. The old computer has my old accounting and tax records under MS
    > Money and H&R Block Tax Prep, and all my personal stuff like image
    > files, Word documents, etc., on it.
    >
    > The new computer has Intel Quicken and Turbo Tax. I have imported my
    > accounting files into Quicken on the new computer but have kept a
    > parallel set of these records going on my old computer...just in case
    > something went kaput. I kept the old computer alive and active until I
    > finished this year's tax returns, and now I would like to synchronize
    > the files on both computers, then quietly put the old computer to
    > death.
    >
    > What is the best way to accomplish this? I have them both connected by
    > CAT 5 cables to my Actiontec WI-FI that provides interconnection to my
    > two desktop, my laptop and my wife's desktop computers. Is there a
    > free or reasonably priced software that would let me synchronize the
    > files on both of my desktop computers without overwriting and messing
    > up any existing files?
    >
    > I guess the first thing I need to do is get both computers set up so
    > they can swap/share files, but I'm not sure how to go about doing
    > this.
    >
    > Thanks, Gordon
     

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