In my home, I have two Windows Vista desktops, and two laptops. (One of each for me and fiance) I also have a Windows Home Server running for backups and file sharing. Right now whenever we update our music collections, or one of us downloads photos from the camera, we have to manually make sure each of our PC's is synched up. I have tried 3rd party sync tools such as Microsoft SyncToy, but I am not happy with the results.
Basically, I am wondering two things:
- Is there a way to set the offline files to a specific location?
Meaning, if I set up //SERVER/Music up as available offline and having those offline files be stored locally in C:\Users\Me\Music? The built in offline files capacity works really nicely from a sync standpoint, and I would rather use that than a 3rd party program.
- Is it possible to have that central photo or music repository, if I managed to accomplish the above task, work with other software such as Windows Photo, or iTunes?
So that ideally when one of us opens up Windows Photo, we are working off of the same "database", or when we open iTunes, we have the same Music library?
Long story short, I am trying to maintain one repository of music and photos (among other things) for my fiance and I; while maintaining a local copy of the data for redundancy and speed so that in the event the server crashes we not only are still able to view our photos and listen to music, but also to ensure nothing gets lost.