Syncing my files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by robinwkurtz, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. robinwkurtz macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I am currently a student and do a lot of computer work at school and at home. When I want to bring home files to work on them, I must throw them onto my external hard drive. Then move them to my computer. This is slightly annoying.

    So I was wondering if you know of any applications, that let me sync everything from my external hard drive to my iMac when I plug it in.

    Does that make sense?

    So lets say I have on my external hard drive:
    Fall 2010>Class A> File A

    And want it to sync to:
    User>Fall 2010>Class A

    This way, I can simply place the file(s) onto my external while at school, then come home and plug it in. It would sync, then I would have any new files I put on the external, on my computer, in the proper place.

    I figure this is probably a lot to ask from an application. But I know very little about Macs and computers in general and figured why not ask.

    Thank you so much for your time
     
  2. Panch0 macrumors 6502a

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    Virginia
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    Any reason you can't use an online service like Mobile Me, DropBox, ZumoDrive, or one of many others? This would allow you to store the files in the cloud and remove the need for an external. Most services have free accounts with limited storage (usually 2GB), but this is plenty for most files/documents.

    If you have to keep the external drive in the loop, Carbon Copy Cloner might be a possibility. I've only used it for cloning a full partition, but I'm pretty sure it will also allow you to select just certain folders.

    Or you could just work on the files from the external drive itself without copying them locally
     
  3. robinwkurtz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I was considering on online service but unfortunately I am cheap as hell.. Lmao. And 2 gbs won't cut it. I'm working with indesign, photoshop and illustrator so the files can get quite big. Especially when high res photographs are in the works.

    I will look into the Carbon Copy Cloner and see if it will work for me.

    I'd keep the files there but I am worried about my hard drive crappy out. So having a back up on my computer brings a good feeling.

    thanks again!
     

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