Windows 10: Syncing folders to an external drive

Discus and support Syncing folders to an external drive in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I want an app that can sync some of my folders on my primary drive into an external drive. I already use Google Drive Sync to make copies on the cloud... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/m_beps, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. /u/m_beps Win User

    Syncing folders to an external drive


    I want an app that can sync some of my folders on my primary drive into an external drive. I already use Google Drive Sync to make copies on the cloud but I also want something local. I have tried the sync feature on AOMEI Backupper Pro which was exactly what I needed; I was planning on buying the full version but the performance of the app was horrible. Now, I am looking for an alternative that would do the same thing. Ideally, it should be free but I don't mind paying.

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    /u/m_beps, Jan 24, 2021
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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, Jan 24, 2021
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  3. External drive

    Hi Richard,

    There are several factors that can cause your external drive to not read DVDs even though the system is recognizing the device. This could be caused by a driver that needs to updated or corrupted files. For us to resolve your concern, kindly answer the questions
    below:

    • Just to confirm, the device that is not working properly is a external DVD optical drive?
    • Were there any recent changes or updates installed on your computer?
    • Have you tried to plug the external drive to a different port on your computer?

    As a initial recommendation, we suggest that your run the built in troubleshooter in Windows 10. Kindly refer to the steps below:

    • Type “Troubleshooting” in the Search bar and press Enter.
    • Click on “View All” in the top left corner.
    • This will display the list of troubleshooters which are built-in in the computer. You can click on
      Hardware and Devices from the list and you can run the troubleshooter.

    This will check for common errors that affect hardware on your computer and attempts to correct them.

    We look forward to your response after completing the steps.
     
    Jordan Dom, Jan 24, 2021
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  4. Kem Mon Win User

    Syncing folders to an external drive

    How to delete folder/files when "Item Not Found" + folder located in external hard-drive

    Hi Juan,





    There are possible factors for the folders to be missing or cannot be found. To isolate the issue, I have some
    questions for you:




    • Were there any error messages when you connect your external hard drive to your PC?

    • Have you tried searching for the folders while enabling the "show hidden files" in your external hard drive?

    • Were there any changes made before the issue occurred?

    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?



    We'll be waiting for your response.



    Regards.
     
    Kem Mon, Jan 24, 2021
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