Who isn't aware of this problem today, keeping your PC, Notebook and digital gadgets synchronized. While you can use ActvieSync to sync your PC with your Windows Mobile devices (which works pretty good IMHO), synchronizing a PC and a Desktop is a pain and I have used many programs in the past.
Now Microsoft has released a new and free PowerToy: SyncToy v1 for Windows XP.
SyncToy is a free PowerToy for Microsoft Windows XP that provides an easy to use, highly customizable program that helps users to do the heavy lifting involved with the copying, moving and synchronization of different directories. Most common operations can be performed with just a few clicks of the mouse and additional customization is available without adding complexity. SyncToy can manage multiple sets of directories at the same time; it can combine files from two folders in one case and mimic renames and deletes in another. Unlike other applications, SyncToy keeps track of renames to files and will make sure those changes get carried over to the synchronized folder.
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP
- Microsoft Windows XP SP2
- Microsoft .NET Frameworks V1.1
- 1GHz Intel P3 processor or equivalent
- 256MB RAM, 512MB RAM recommended
- 20MB free disk space
- Screen resolution set to 1024x768 or higher
SyncToy is available for free from Microsoft but keep in mind, it's a v1 Beta and generally, Microsoft doesn't support PowerToys. However, to speak to other users and contribute feedback about your experiences with SyncToy, please you can use the forums accessible from the Professional Photography web site at http://www.microsoft.com/prophoto.
I haven't tried it yet (anyone? ) but will give it a look later today for sure!
Cheers ~ Arne