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Restoring a Synchronized Folder from a backup, any danger? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Before I ask my question, I sincerely wish to congratulate the SyncToy team for their work. This tool is simply perfect for real world usage and I couldn't live without it anymore!

    My question:
    I need to temporary remove some synchronized folders from my hard drive (before I send my laptop to the HP support service). So, I'm going to copy them to a backup location (external hard drive), and restore them back when my laptop is repaired. Should I take care of something special related to SyncToy 2? The direct copy process (plain files or RAR archive) won't break anything? I've made a minimal test with two dummy folders and it seems to work when I restore one of the folder that I previously deleted. But I prefer to ask...

    Thanks in advance,
    Best regards,

    -lonestarr42
    Tuesday, July 7, 2009 12:30 PM

Answers

  • Hi lonestarr42,

    I feel pretty happy to hear you choose SyncToy. SyncToy is a right tool to backup data. As you mentioned, you just want to backup hard drive data to HDD, and you can make a folder pair with a left folder on your laptop and with a right folder on your HDD.

    One thing to be mentioned, if you want to sync files, they must be in a folder. So folder is the syncing unit between your laptop hard disk and your HDD. BTW, if your folder is too large, you could divide it into some sub-folders in SyncToy.

    May this could help you

     

    Thanks,

    Danish

    Wednesday, March 24, 2010 7:05 AM