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Sync 2 computers without using and online account???

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Sync 2 computers without using and online account???


    I use to use "Always Sync" to sync two computers together, and it seemed to work fine.

    Now I have a new computer using windows 8.1 and a laptop also running 8.1. I need to keep these computer some what sync (once a week is fine). I do not want to use any online sync sites (cloud, Microsoft etc...) what are my options as for a simple program (Free or low cost) similar to Always Sync that will work with Windows 8.1?
    Thanks,

    dn1000

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Just curious. So why cant you use always sync now ? is it not compatible with 8.1 ?
    You can try : FreeFileSync | Free backup software to synchronize files and synchronize folders on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
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    Windows 8.1


    I Liked allways sync but I do not see anywhere where it is Windows8.1 compatible.

    I checked out Freefilesync and it seems a lots like allways sync so I sure I would like it, however after reading the reviews it seems like it has some bloatware attached to it?


    Did you find that to be true?
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  4. #4


    San Jose - California
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    I am not using free sync. I use Goodsync which is a paid version. However, most free software always have some kind of offer for additional software (bloatware/toolbar). You need to pay close attention and read every screen during installation and uncheck/decline all the offers then you'll be OK.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 01 Dec 2014 at 06:10.
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8 Pro


    I've used Syncback for about 10 years. I use the pay version, they are a very good company, no bloatware, good support. I can't say if it is similar to the program you are used to, though.
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