Windows 10: How to sync user data folders with those on an external hard drive?

Discus and support How to sync user data folders with those on an external hard drive? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi Guys, I have all of my user folders (Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos) configured on a separate data partition (D:) to Windows and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by mingle, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. mingle Win User

    How to sync user data folders with those on an external hard drive?


    Hi Guys,

    I have all of my user folders (Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos) configured on a separate data partition (DHow to sync user data folders with those on an external hard drive? :) to Windows and all of my program files (CHow to sync user data folders with those on an external hard drive? :).

    I also have copies of D: created on a bunch of external hard drives, for security and safety.

    Every week, or so, I have to manually copy any new or updates files from my D: to the various copies on the external drives. As you can imagine this is a painful procedure and there's always the chance that I'll forgot to copy some stuff across.

    What I'd like to know is, is there any program/utility available that would be able to parse my user folders, then copy any new or updated files to external drive(s)?

    Cheers,

    Mike.

    :)
     
    mingle, Jun 11, 2019
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  2. Remon Ont Win User

    External Hard Drive

    Hi John,

    We suggest that you try the troubleshooting steps below:

    • Open your External Hard Drive file in File Explorer.
    • Type the name of the file you want to search on the search box and click Enter.
    The file will show up in Search Results and you will be able to move it to the correct folder.

    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    Remon Ont, Jun 11, 2019
    #2
  3. Data recovery on external hard drive

    Backed up 500gb data onto 1tb external Toshiba hard drive (v63700-c, HDTB210xk3ba), created a windows recovery drive on Toshiba external hard drive using windows 10 s/w which has 500gb data. While creating a recovery drive, windows 10 didn't warn
    me that data will be deleted, my data 500gb is not visible on toshiba external drive, want to get back my data ? Can you pl help me? searched internet and found R-studio, testdisk, minitool s/w which seems will recover deleted partition, did anyone used these
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    venugopalvallabhu, Jun 11, 2019
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  4. How to sync user data folders with those on an external hard drive?

    External Hard Drive

    I am using a new desktop with Windows 10/Mozilla-Firefox Browser.....

    External Iomega hard drive backup....Model LDHD320-U

    I am having a problem accessing some files in the Iomega backup.

    Problem #1:

    Am not getting the "menu" window that gives all the options with the external hard driv

    The following are the steps that I have taken to use the external hard drive:

    Plug in Iomega external hard drive....

    My Windows "File Explorer" recognizes the hard drive....

    Clicking on the Iomega Drive brings up my file folders....

    Brings up: Administrator

    My name

    Click on "my name"

    Lists: "Desktop"

    "Favorites"

    "My Documents"

    Double Click on "My Documents" brings up total list of those "files"

    Some of the files are "defined" (on left side of list) with pic of a "file" folder.

    Some are defined by, "Adobe Reader" symbol

    Some are defined by, "Word" symbol

    I can open successfully the "Adobe Reader" and "Word" files ok.

    (I have Microsoft Office 2013 installed)
    The others with symbol of a plain file folder produces this small window error:

    "Windows Script Host"
    Code: 800A1391
    Window is undefined

    Tried looking up the error code above and don't understand squat......

    Thank you...

    <Moved to appropriate board>
     
    Bert Canepa, Jun 11, 2019
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