Backing up your files
My friends over at 2guysphoto posted a good article on backing up your photos at
I just wanted to write a brief post about a tool that I think you’ll find invaluable. It’s called SyncToy and it’s a free program from Microsoft. You can download it at
I use this program nearly every day to backup files from the hard drive onto an external drive. It’s fast and reliable. I have been using it for years. It has three modes
- 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.
I use Contribute to back up my pictures.
It comes in 64 bit and 32 bit versions.
Check it out. You’ll be glad you did.