How do I sync files from Win HD to Mac HD for easier TM backup

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by arch001, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. arch001 macrumors newbie

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    Hi.

    Does anyone know of a program that automatically sync's files on the Bootcamp Windows Partition with the Mac Partition for easier TM Backup?

    Time Machine can only backup files on the Mac HD so I have to drag all of the files over from the Win-HD to the Mac-HD manually if I want Time Machine to back them up. It would be great if this could be done automatically.

    Many Thanks

    James (13'' late 08)
     
  2. xp2mac07 macrumors member

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    My solution has been to keep all of my files (documents, music, etc.) on the Mac side and use MacDrive to access them from Windows. I will still use MacDrive over Snow Leopard because it will write as well as read files. Then I just backup with Time Machine.
     
  3. arch001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Macdrive

    Thanks for the help. That would probably be a better solution but I've been having so many problems with Macdrive that I don't really trust it. It keeps making Windows crash when I browse my Mac Partition and opening files can be really slow.

    I've found a program called Chronosync which seems to do the job without using too much memory. The schedule even has a function that makes it sync every time leopard starts which is perfect. For $40 though, and with lots of other functions I wont use, it seems a bit overkill.

    James
     

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