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July 05, 2005

Foldershare - Automatic Folder Synchronization

Wow, after a year long search, I finally found the automatic folder synchronization solution I was looking for.

FolderShare allows you to create a private peer-to-peer network that automatically (or on demand) synchronizes changes made to any file in any specified folders across several computers. So if you decide to "share" your My Documents folder on all your computers and modify a file saved there, the changed file will automatically be updated on the other shared computers.

FolderShare also allows you to share your specified folders and files with invited friends and can be used to access your files remotely from any web browser.

The FolderShare software has been well done, is very stable, and its features fit my needs perfectly. But it does have a few minor drawbacks:

Systems you wish to use FolderShare with need to have Internet access. Having them on a closed network without Internet won't work.

If you accidently delete a file or folder which is monitored by FolderShare, it will delete the same file or folder on every computer which you shared it with. In other words, don't rely on FolderShare as your sole backup solution!

FolderShare's online tech support is needlessly moderated. All posts made to their Message Boards are moderated and don't appear on the board until manually reviewed and approved by FolderShare management. In my experience this takes a few days! This is simply ridiculous. Not only does it slow down the help you can receive, this type of censorship makes me feel like they have a lot to hide. If people have a lot to complain about, censoring posts on the support forums will not stop them from complaining. Users will simply post their complaints to blogs or other message boards. I believe FolderShare should stop moderating posts and instead positively respond to any complaints in an open manner.

Posted in Software & Downloads by usrbingeek at 2005-07-05 01:27 ET (GMT-5) | 2 Comments | Permalink


Glad to hear you're enjoying FolderShare! We encourage our users to contact us directly via our online support form. Most problems people have with FolderShare are unique to that particular person and their configuration, so its much more efficient for us to respond and track specific cases this way. The message boards are actually very outdated and many posts refer to much earlier version of the product that aren't necessarily relevant with the current version.

Posted by: Ryan at July 15, 2005 03:22 PM

I need automatic syncronize software for my company .... please advice from where i can download or i can pay and get .our company is located in dubai internet city

Posted by: shiyas at November 1, 2008 08:47 AM

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