syncing folders in osx

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by odej98, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. odej98 macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2009
    I am a student that has a lot of papers to write. It would be awesome if I could save a document to my documents stack, and then have a script or anything automated that would sync the folder (once a week maybe?) to my windows pc/file server in the basement. This should be an easy task but I am not sure where to begin.
    Any ideas?
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Is it possible to make a shared folder on your network machine then have your Mac map that volume upon startup? I'm doing that with a NAS drive for documents I want to retrieve from any computer and it works okay.
  3. odej98 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2009
    dropbox looks like it is a suitable alternative however I can't imagine adding another service that I must sign up and register for. Also keeping them online is not necessary.

    Mapping the drives and saving directly to the server seems like the best option.
  4. madog macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2004
    Korova Milkbar
    With networked machines, yeah setting up file sharing would be easiest.

    Drop Box is highly useful when attempting the same feature with machines in different areas (without much of a hassle).

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