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maddog10

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Hello I've got several external hard drives and transfer files into them and the problem is arranging them in the same structure as the master copy without spending hours recopying them and potential passing on corrupt files.

 

So Is there a program that will copy the tree structure of the master HD into another HD...Arranging the files in the target disk to match the master HD where they exist and mentioning files that are not there or are surplus

 

Obviously without just copying from the master again and again.


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Hi,

 

If I understand your question correctly FreeFileSync can help doing what you want.

 

 

Edit: Make sure that during the Installation you select custom Install and op-out the extra stuff offered to install that isn't needed.


Edited by SleepyDude, 28 December 2015 - 08:59 AM.

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Thanks gives me something to work out before I know if it will be helpful


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I've had a look, but doesnt seem quite right as it does not detect moved files. It deletes files on the target that already exist in the wrong position and copies the same file over from the source. It should just rearrange them. I don't understand the detect moved files option that requires a 2nd synch. Surely if I do the 1st synch then its made a copy...so does it just delete all the newly copied over files and and then rearrange all the files that were originally there. Why isnt there a bulid database to detect moved files precursor search.


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Hi,

 

The only program I know of that can detect the moved files like you describe is Microsoft SyncToy https://www.microsof...s.aspx?id=15155

 

 


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I didn't like that Synctoy program at all. I could not get it to do what I wanted and it was very basic with hardly any ability to change options on the 3 available synchs.

 

However while researching tonight I found this which has managed to do what I wanted and I will research it further.

 

https://www.syncovery.com/overview/


Edited by maddog10, 24 January 2016 - 05:15 PM.

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