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:
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.
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?
Try the portable version of Toucan.
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