Hi all you clever people out there.
I am so into getting backed up.
At my age it happens all the time.
I just wish I could retrieve some of my own memories. (like my name and what I had for breakfast)
As you can gather, I’m a geriatric old fart whose old brain sponge is so full of irrelevant knowledge and memories that it does not absorb new concepts as quickly as it used to. (bring back the crystal set, I sort of understood that)
So I need to be spoon fed, one syllable at a time, with a small spoon.
I have also been told that I suffer from the IDtenT syndrome
I have an old desktop running XP, a new laptop (Santa was kind this year) running Win7 and a 1TB external hard drive.
What I have done is replicate everything in each location. ( that exercise gave me pains that my haemorrhoids could not even come close to matching.)
My problem now, is that I forget what I have added or altered and have to go through the entire drives of both computers and the EHD to keep them all singing from the same songbook.
I get tired even thinking about it.
What I need is a program that will for instance, compare all the files from my laptop to those on my EHD and then update them.
It must then be able to transfer those updates only to my desktop whenever it’s convenient for me to do so.
I have tried using “my recent documents” as a guide and transferring only the relevant data to my EHD, but it is still very time consuming and the danger there is in my own memory.
Is there not a program that will scan, compare and synchronize my files for me automatically when I attach my EHD to either computer?
I used a cross over cable to do the initial transfer from my desktop to my laptop when I first set it up and that was quick.
I was gobsmacked at how quick that worked.
Transferring from either PC to the EHD is like pouring ice cold treacle out of a bottle with a small nozzle by comparison.
Please tell me there is a SIMPLE solution to my problem and where to find it.
Thanking you all
A freebie would be nice.