What tool can i use to synchronise files that doesn't require an installer?

by Dmatig   Last Updated July 07, 2018 13:01 PM

I understand there are tons of utilities to synch files accross drives and folders, but i can't find any that do what i need. Specifically, i have:

  • My home computer local storage
  • My dropbox folder on my home computer, used primarily for backup
  • My USB flash drive
  • My files on the network in school

All the files are in 4 folders in each of these places called "School stuff".

Obviously any time i edit a file in any of these places i need to remember to manually copy the file over into the other 3 places - i want this to all synch up automatically at the soonest possible moment. The problem is, getting my USB flash drive to synch with the schools network folder when i insert it into a school computer.

I don't have permissions to install anything on the school computers, i do however have permissions to run an executable file.

In school, Microsoft Groove is installed which i tried to get working to do what i want, but it won't let me do anything from directly off a removable drive.

Is there any way i can get everything to synch up despite the limitations? I was thinking perhaps there is a program i could have as a standalone executable on my USB drive that will synchronise the folders when i run it. Of course any other solution is good too.

Tags : backup sync


Answers 3


Instead of maintaining 4 separate copies of your data, why not store it all in one place online using something like Google Docs or one of the online backup sites?

Russ
Russ
December 23, 2009 16:09 PM

Try the portable version of Toucan.

akira
akira
December 23, 2009 16:11 PM

What you need is portable rsync that will work on Windows.
(compatibility with Linux/Unix would help someday).

If you need to take rsync command line on USB flash drive to synchronize directories, you just install cwRync and get the following files: rsync.exe, cygwin1.dll and cygz.dll
This allows you to synchronize local directories (not in network).
check the example on that kioskea.net link

nik
nik
December 23, 2009 16:13 PM

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