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What is the best way to do this?

They share the same Wi-Fi network.

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You could share a folder, and map it on the desktop/laptop so the files are only either on the desktop or laptop.

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You could use something like [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SyncToy]SyncToy[/url]

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Dropbox? That way it wouldn't matter if you removed your laptop (or PC) from the home network, the folder would still synchronise.

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I ended up just relocating folders so they sat within either Dropbox or Google Drive. Works wonders for my development Localhost.

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Skydrive

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Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive.

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I thought all the companies above only allow syncing to the Internet. We want to sync two local folders.

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[quote name='King Mustard' timestamp='1365425087' post='595624136']
I thought all the companies above only allow syncing to the Internet. We want to sync two local folders.
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I think dropbox has a LAN sync option

Here's a few options too
http://www.wikihow.com/Synchronize-Folders

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[quote name='King Mustard' timestamp='1365425087' post='595624136']
I thought all the companies above only allow syncing to the Internet. We want to sync two local folders.
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The link I provided is not an Internet based tool.

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Map folder on network --> make available offline. ??? The syncing works of course when both are switched on. You'll want to set up a schedule too.

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I should give you my reason for wanting this solution:

The missus plays The Sims 3 on her low-spec laptop and when I'm out of the house, she wants to play the game on my high-spec PC and continue where she left off. Then, she can quit the
PC one and re-continue on the laptop. So basically, we want to keep the savegame folder synced automatically :)

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How much data are you talking? If its a few gig or less than yeah I would go with one of the above, dropbox, google, box, etc. Drop for sure has a lan sync so that you don't have to upload and then download again to your other boxes on the same network.

Yes you still sync a copy to the net, but boxes on the local lan just use the local network to sync and don't have to grab the copy from the internet.

Keep in mind that also if your just making changes to files, dropbox atleast only sends the differences. So lets say word document and you go in and make an edit, add a few words - only the changes are sent, not the whole file again.

Unless your talking gigs and gigs of data one of the services is great way to keep your stuff in sync, and also reap the benefits of having a copy in in the cloud for backup, access from other locations - sharing files with others, etc.

edit: Yup any of the solutions should be able to do that for you with nobrainer click and point type solution. Nice about dropbox that save file I would assume gets big, but only minor changes to it need to be synced -- not the whole file again, etc.

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[quote name='BudMan' timestamp='1365426002' post='595624176']
How much data are you talking? If its a few gig or less than yeah I would go with one of the above, dropbox, google, box, etc. Drop for sure has a lan sync so that you don't have to upload and then download again to your other boxes on the same network.

Yes you still sync a copy to the net, but boxes on the local lan just use the local network to sync and don't have to grab the copy from the internet.

Keep in mind that also if your just making changes to files, dropbox atleast only sends the differences. So lets say word document and you go in and make an edit, add a few words - only the changes are sent, not the whole file again.

Unless your talking gigs and gigs of data one of the services is great way to keep your stuff in sync, and also reap the benefits of having a copy in in the cloud for backup, access from other locations - sharing files with others, etc.
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I'm not sure (not at home to check), but the file(s) are likely no larger than 20 MB.

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[quote name='King Mustard' timestamp='1365425968' post='595624174']
I should give you my reason for wanting this solution:

The missus plays The Sims 3 on her low-spec laptop and when I'm out of the house, she wants to play the game on my high-spec PC and continue where she left off. Then, she can quit the
PC one and re-continue on the laptop. So basically, we want to keep the savegame folder synced automatically :)
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Theres a few methods here
http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Save_game_cloud_syncing

Is the game installed in Steam? I think steam has cloud save game sync

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[quote name='King Mustard' timestamp='1365425968' post='595624174']
I should give you my reason for wanting this solution:

The missus plays The Sims 3 on her low-spec laptop and when I'm out of the house, she wants to play the game on my high-spec PC and continue where she left off. Then, she can quit the
PC one and re-continue on the laptop. So basically, we want to keep the savegame folder synced automatically :)
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Best bet then is to share the save folder on the laptop, map it as the S: drive and make a batch file on the PC to copy it from the share on the laptop to the PC save folder.

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Dropbox method here
http://www.ftlgame.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2172

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Tell her to get on with the house keeping and leave the game alone [ducks] :laugh: :rofl: :laugh:
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AeroFS could also be an option - aerofs.com

[quote]
Technically, AeroFS creates fully decentralized filesystems: All the computers you install AeroFS on contribute to your private filesystem.
Communication happens directly among devices regardless of whether you're on a corporate LAN, on the Internet, or in any other network.
AeroFS can still sync, even when our servers are down.
Try it yourself: Unplug your home network from the internet and watch as AeroFS still happily syncs files across your home computers in this isolated network.[/quote]

I've really enjoyed using the software and it is now officially live and out of Private Beta since 2nd Aril 2013.

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There are always multiple ways to skin the cat, sure you could always just copy the files over - use a batch file as suggested. Get some software like sync toy, use rsync, Save the files on a thumb drive and sneaker net them over.

But here's the thing hands down your not going to get simpler than using one of the cloud sync services out there, be it drop, be it google, be it box, be it sugarsync, live drive, etc. etc..

Now I have accounts with most of these, and I like drop the best - it works, its simple! And I have like 70GB of free space with them ;) And I know for sure it has lan sync and works for stuff like this for sure.

Maybe your wife is a power user, I have to assume not or there would be no need for your question in the first place because she would know how to access her saved files across your network, etc. Since that is not the case - clicking a batch file to copy the files over might be stretching her skill set??

Setup dropbox, and forget about it - it will auto keep the files in sync as they change with nobody having to do anything! She can play here game on her lap top, close the game and in a few minutes go over and play it on your PC where she left off. And then back to her laptop and resume how it was last saved on your PC, etc.. Its a NO BRAINER!!

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[quote name='BudMan' timestamp='1365427839' post='595624262']
clicking a batch file to copy the files over might be stretching her skill set??

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If she can click the icon to start Sims, then she can launch a batch file I'd have thought.

Agreed though that DropBox is a no-brainer here.

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You would think ;) But what if issue with access, what if box is not turned on when she does? What if she is on wireless network across the street, or playing from starbucks, etc. What wireless network is locked down at his place and does not allow access to his wired machines (guest network), what if his machine is off when she pushes the batch file icon, etc.. etc. etc..

With dropbox solution - does not matter what network she is on, if local then will sync local. But she could also be playing while have a latte at coffee house, and when she gets home she can just access the PC and it should already be in sync, etc.

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Symbolically link to the network location >.>

In all seriousness, Dropbox/Skydrive. Always the answer for this kind of stuff. If you have to ask the question, the other answers are beyond you (probably).

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Looks like Dropbox is the simplest solution.

However, make sure that she quits the game and waits for the files to sync before firing it up on the other computer. Otherwise you might get conflicts if both instances of the game try to write to the same set of files at the same time. Dropbox will keep conflicted versions of the the same file around, but it's still a PITA to manually resolve conflicts and figure out which file(s) you want to keep.

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If you wanted to avoid all the proprietary crap you could go ahead and network share then symbolically link them! The days... Otherwise I recommend Drop Box for LAN and Skydrive if you were wanting to use it to host other files.

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