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  1. It is a great tool, and I think many people want to use it as a back up tool. DropBox was made by someone who kept forgetting his flash drive at home, so he wanted his files everywhere. But most of us want our files backed up from a master computer to others. We're replicatng the data in many places as safety nets. That's why you see people wanting to plug in a 2TB USB drive, test it, take it to another building (or home), plug it in, and have it work the same. I've got 500 gigs of pictures and music going back to 1998. I replicate this data in multiple places. I wa
  2. Sounds like the OP is asking for an FTP. Only problem is the browsing windows look different from a normal windows explorer. You could let these people remote into the computer. I have a combination of both using Bitvise tunnel software. I can log into my home computer from anywhere in the world, take control of it, then pull up an SFTP window to transfer files I need. It comes down to how many people will be logging into this computer, and how secure you need it to be. If you don't want to mess with BitVise, you could also use the free version of LogMeIn or Team Viewer to r
  3. This is what I'm running in to, but thought it was because the drive letters and names were different. And there's no way to know what's going on. In my case, and probably yours, we have one computer that is the master, and we're trying to replicate this data as a back up. But for some reason, it's not working. Where the folder started shouldn't matter (master), but it does. And now your 3rd machine is trying to upload the entire folder, even when it doesn't need too, probably because it thinks something has changed. It's like I want to push a button and have it tell me ea
  4. Actually the other way. Source - I have a master computer with 500 gigs of pictures and music on it, going back to 1998 when digital cameras first started. This computer stays on 24/7 running a cameras system and I can tunnel to it from work. Target - I have a 2TB Western Digital Passport USB drive that will have all this data on it. Right now I'm using their built in software to sync the drive. But when it does a back up, it creates weird folder names before it gets to my data. Meaning, the root of the folder name is different, and the drive letters can be different when I
  5. I don't know, I set it up like I said and nothing was happening. Would be cool if they had a refresh button so you could force it to sync and get a message back whether it found anything or not. When I set the drive letters and names the same, the file went across immediately. My real goal in all of this is to sync to a USB drive, which could have a different drive letter and the root folder would be different. For example, on my computer I have all my pictures in. E:\Scans Now I want to back all this up to a USB drive that's been backed up with WD Smart Drive software.
  6. Didn't see this in the FAQ or messages. On my master computer (Windows 7) I have E:\QUICKENW\BACKUP On the backup computer (Win XP SP3) I have D:\QUICKENW\BACKUP I added secret keys to each folder and nothing happened. Then I changed the folder on the master computer to D:\QUICKENW\BACKUP reset the keys and it worked. Thus I'm thinking the drive letters and folder names need to be the same. Is this correct? If so, can they make it so the drives letters don't have to be the same? In other words, where ever the secret key is located, that's the root of the folder no m