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Trying to combine multiple file "trees". RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am the one and only administrator of XP Pro desktop but have multiple file systems probably due to a recovery I had to do a few months ago.  One is under 'HP Administrator', another is 'HP administrator/My Pelican' and so on.   I want to move all files, photos, etc. to one heading  .....easier said than done. 
    I downloaded Synctoy.  Now I would like to know if I must do a sub-folder at a time or can I compare the main folders, using 'Echo'or 'Contribute', then deleting the whole left file tree?  If it is the PC name that complicates this, how at this point. can I change that?  Thanks for any help.
    Friday, March 27, 2009 9:10 PM

Answers

  • Hi -

    We recreate folder structures from the left hand side to the right hand side in all sync cases. So on both sides files will look like

    \ LHS RootFolder
       \ Folder1
           \ File1
           \ File2
           \ File3
       \Folder2
            \ File a
             \SubFolder1
                  \ File b

    will look like

    \ RHS RootFolder
       \ Folder1
           \ File1
           \ File2
           \ File3
       \Folder2
            \ File a
             \SubFolder1
                  \ File b

    My understanding is that you want it to look like
    \ RHS RootFolder
        \ File1
        \ File2
        \ File3
        \ File a
        \ File b

    If that is right - the way to do this would be to create folder pairs that look like this -
      \SubFolder1 -> RHS Root Folder
      \ Folder2 -> RHS Root Folder
      \ Folder1 -> RHS Root Folder

    However, to make this cleaner you should also exclude all subdirectories whenever a folder contains sub-folders. So the second folderpaor above should exclude SubFolder1

    Thanks
    Deepa



    Deepa ( Microsoft Sync Framework)
    Monday, April 13, 2009 9:18 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  •  I think you can create a few folder pairs, and the right folder of all these folder pairs should be one place, which with one heading, combined all files. Then run sync all, hope this will hlep to resolve your problem.

    Thanks
    Ping


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    Friday, April 10, 2009 7:39 AM
  • Hi -

    We recreate folder structures from the left hand side to the right hand side in all sync cases. So on both sides files will look like

    \ LHS RootFolder
       \ Folder1
           \ File1
           \ File2
           \ File3
       \Folder2
            \ File a
             \SubFolder1
                  \ File b

    will look like

    \ RHS RootFolder
       \ Folder1
           \ File1
           \ File2
           \ File3
       \Folder2
            \ File a
             \SubFolder1
                  \ File b

    My understanding is that you want it to look like
    \ RHS RootFolder
        \ File1
        \ File2
        \ File3
        \ File a
        \ File b

    If that is right - the way to do this would be to create folder pairs that look like this -
      \SubFolder1 -> RHS Root Folder
      \ Folder2 -> RHS Root Folder
      \ Folder1 -> RHS Root Folder

    However, to make this cleaner you should also exclude all subdirectories whenever a folder contains sub-folders. So the second folderpaor above should exclude SubFolder1

    Thanks
    Deepa



    Deepa ( Microsoft Sync Framework)
    Monday, April 13, 2009 9:18 PM
    Moderator