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Finding Missing Files

Postby twotoedsloth » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:14 pm

Hello,

I just wasted a good 45 minutes trying to find which file was missing from my backup folder.

Is there a way to scan both folders (on separate drives) to find the missing file, so it can be backed up, without having to examine each file to see which one I forgot to back up?

Thanks,

Peter
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Re: Finding Missing Files

Postby The Elf » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:22 pm

Start using Syncback Free - let the computer work it all out and relax while it does your backup!
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Re: Finding Missing Files

Postby Trevor Johnson » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:02 pm

Start using Syncback Free - let the computer work it all out and relax while it does your backup!



+1 for Syncback Free. I bought the SE version in the end for some extras that I use, but the free version is excellent, with regular updates.
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Re: Finding Missing Files

Postby James Perrett » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:18 pm

Another vote for Syncback - it is an essential tool.
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Re: Finding Missing Files

Postby wireman » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:39 pm

I would use Linux tools to do such a search but a quick search on the web makes me think that Winmerge can do what you want.
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Re: Finding Missing Files

Postby twotoedsloth » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:31 pm

Thank you all for your advice, it is greatly appreciated.

I'll give syncback and winmerge a try.

Merry Christmas!
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