Keeping Files from 2 Macs Synced?


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 14, 2007
I work from my computer and I would liek to work on my mac pro and on my macbook pro.. the only part i dont understand to well is keeping the files im working on synced together between the 2 macs so i always have the latest version.. how do i do this? The computer is on the same network if that helps any


macrumors G3
Jul 24, 2009
I found the easiest way for me personally way MobileMe. My iPhone mac and pb all work flawlessly. iDisk etc work like a charm.


macrumors 68040
Jul 30, 2007
The cheapest solution would be DropBox.

Google SYM LINK and you can have any changes to a folder come and go through DropBox.


macrumors 601
Mar 29, 2004
Boston, MA
i had a powerbook and a emac synced via chronosync. it cost money but i think it was cheap. 30 dollar or so. it allowed me to sync the entire home folder between the macs via my home wifi network. i synced the computers every few hours automatically. it allowed me to exclude movies and such to be synced because that takes time. was quite easy to use, never had a problem. as soon as i have two macs running again i will sync them via chronosync again.


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 14, 2007
thx 4 all the replies! dropbox seems like what im usin for and if not ill try the other 2 solutions :)


macrumors 68030
May 26, 2009
I second MobileMe. From Amazon you can get it for about $60, or $5 a month. It syncs silently and I depend on it daily to keep my work available on any of my Mac's whenever I need it.


macrumors 65816
May 24, 2009
DropBox may be great but I'm a paranoid, especially with confidential information. The solution DropBox uses is Cloud computing. Anyone who uses GMail is using a form of Cloud computing.

There are several different solutions one can do with Cloud computing. DropBox reminds me of Windows briefcase and I remember how well that did not work, at least for me.

With Cloud computing the user has to also take in to account how well protected the data is, how well and often the data is backed up and universal access with mobile devices.

DropBox is not entirely free. Here is DropBox's pricing guide located @ The "free" plan includes 2GB of space and for a lot of people that is enough.

Again, being paranoid, I either have to keep 2 copies or trust the DropBox version will be available 100% of the time. That is why I manage my files myself, but besides being paranoid, I'm also anal. An anal paranoid; trust me, it is not a pretty picture. :D

For Apple users, the .Mac accounts are the easiest but not the cheapest solution. There is a program to turn one's GMail account in to a .Mac "like" account for file storage.

There is SkyDrive for the cost of a HotMail/MSN Live Account and if memory serves me right, it is 25GB. All other comments about backups and cloud computing apply.

Take care,
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