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Folder Syncing

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Chickenmunga, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Dec 9, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    Chickenmunga

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    I have a computer at work and at home, both PCs, and I run iTunes exclusively for my music (the less programs to mess with, the better)
    I have my iPhone and my iPod (iPod stays in the truck).

    At work when things are slow I'll trim down my music, deleting out old songs.
    I'll buy music from either of the two computers.

    My goal is that I essentially want to keep the computer at work and the home computer in sync with the music collection, without storing the music online or adding much in terms of hardware. I don't have much problem with adding new music to each, but I'm really tired of keeping a list of what I've deleted.

    Is there a nifty way of making this easier? I haven't started a search yet, but I'm hoping you guys might have experience with a good program. Even a folder structure dump might be good that I can toss into Notepad++
     
  2. Dec 10, 2010 at 5:01 AM
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    My husband and I have two computers at home - all our music is on an external hard drive and both our computers access it via a network.

    In terms of itunes - we don't allow itunes to 'manage' our music. We do it manually because itunes can be really f'd up when it comes to complexity and trying to network stuff (hard to explain).

    An external hard drive wouldn't necessarily solve your 'work' deliemma, unless you physically hook it up to the computer at work. I'm wondering if there's a way you could connect to the external network (at home) via cell or some other method?

    (just some ramblings)

    I wouldn't delete any music. My husband and I keep everything organized in folders (artist, album). If there's any music we don't want - we simply uncheck it in itunes. Our external hard drive gets 'backed up' regularly.
     
  3. Dec 10, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    I just downloaded FreeFileSync and it looks like it's going to do the trick.

    Eh, good idea if you were trying to create your own Shockwave radio or something, but if you are talking about syncing, that's a lot of bandwidth or manual processing.

    Why? When I delete a song, I'm usually much better off.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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    I agree with Jan- Data is not expensive to keep for the most part. You paid for the music, so why "get rid" of it. Just hide/un-library it and keep it. Never know when it'll have a use again...At least that's how I go. It's your computer- Do what you like!!
     
  5. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    There's many people in the business of deleting their old files for legit copies. :spy:


    I have a lot of songs that I really don't like, they just came along for the ride. I have a lot of Korn, but when am I really going to sit down and listen to Twist again?

    I'll admit that I have some rap, and that stuff gets dated. I also have techno that I look at and wonder why that ever made it on to my computer. However, rock will never die :headbang:
     
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