SyncToy 2.0 Beta for Windows is available as a free download from the Microsoft Download Center. The easy to use, customizable application helps you copy, move, rename, and delete files between folders and computers. You can use SyncToy to synchronize folders between your home computers and your Windows Home Server.
I use SyncToy to synchronize my photos, music and recorded TV between my laptop and my home server, so that I always have local copies of my stuff when I take my laptop on the road. SyncToy enables you to create multiple folder pairs that you can keep synchronized.
SyncToy enables you to setup multiple options for each folder pair (a "left" folder and a "right" folder), with the key options being the main SyncToy action:
- Synchronize - New and updated files are copied both ways. Renames and deletes on either side are repeated on the other.
- Echo - New and updated files are copied left to right. Renames and deletes on the left are repeated on the right.
- Contribute - New and updated files are copied left to right. Renames on the left are repeated on the right. No deletions.
One really cool feature is that you can setup a Scheduled Task to run SyncToy folder pairs on a daily basis or whatever schedule you prefer. Check out the help file to learn other cool things that you can do with this great free download.