Forum Question: How to sync folders between Mac and PC

I have a Mac at home and a PC Laptop for work. I would like for the photos and itunes libraries to be synced up between my Mac at home and the Laptop PC for work. Is there a way to do that?

— Ra Cevallos

Comments: 3 Responses to “How to sync folders between Mac and PC”

    3/29/10 @ 10:56 am

    That’s a tough one. Usually you have your photos in iPhoto on a Mac, but there is no iPhoto on a PC. You have iTunes on both, but syncing over the net could be a huge bandwidth hog and problem if you have even a medium-sized collection.
    In addition, if you don’t have a static IP address at home (and work) or a MobileMe account (for back-to-my-mac) then the two machines will not be able to find each other as their IP address changes. And they could both be behind simple firewalls (your home Cable/DSL router and who-knows-what at work).
    This could be a big undertaking if you really want to figure this all out. Not sure how important it is to you. If it was just a small collection of documents, then DropBox might be your solution. But if you have 10,000 photos like I do and a huge music collection, I wouldn’t try it.

    Teddy
    3/30/10 @ 12:11 pm

    Use Dropbox!

      3/30/10 @ 12:48 pm

      The problem with DropBox here is that iTunes and iPhoto collections are usually way too big. You’d need to pay a lot extra to get the storage space at DropBox. Plus, even if you paid for it you’d then have issues with bandwidth — you’d be sending large amounts of files between each computer and the DropBox servers.

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