Syncing Two Local Folders

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jojoman, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. jojoman macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm wondering if there is a way to sync two folders on the same hard-drive, so basically I have two identical folders at the same time.

    I know this may sound stupid, but this is the reason: I just got this program called "Dropbox", which creates a folder locally on your computer, and whatever you dump into that folder will sync with the online server of Dropbox. This provides a great way to sync and backup your files. However, illogically, I just don't like to open and save files directly inside the local dropbox folder; I much rather save and change files wherever the files were originally, and then have those files sync with the dropbox folder.

    Hope this makes sense!
     
  2. hiddenpremise macrumors regular

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    If you have any applescript experience you can write folder actions to do that for you. This is probably the hard way, but I don't know of any others off teh top of my head.
     
  3. hiddenpremise macrumors regular

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    There is a better solution called rsync. It comes built into OS X as a command line tool, but you really need to update to the latest version to use it successfully. Mike Bombich has posted a pretty good guide to using it here http://www.bombich.com/mactips/rsync.html.
     

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