By Bryan Keadle
I've evangelized iFolder as being such a great, dependable technology for a while now. It occurred to me that if I could turn people onto a very practical solution utilizing the *FREE* iFolder service offered by Novell at http://ifolderdemo.novell.com, they would really appreciate and "get" just how cool iFolder is. So, here's an excellent, practical, and free solution:
Because I work on a number of computers (work desktop, home desktop, work laptop), I like to have my IE favorites synchronized between the 3 computers. I came up with a pretty sophisticated process to try to keep these in a 3 way sync. Wouldn't it be nice to have the same set of favorites across your multiple computers without you having to think about it? Add a link, and all your other (Internet-connected) computers almost instantly get it. Clean up your links, and find that all your other (Internet-connected) computers are also almost instantly cleaned up as well.
You can get this Favorites-synchronization solution in 3 easy steps. Here's what you do:
FavsToIFolder.exe will simply redirect your Windows' Favorites shell folder to a Favorites folder under your iFolder directory, and then copy (or optionally MOVE) your existing favorites to the Favorites directory under your iFolder.
You'll probably still have plenty of room on your 10MB quota to drop other important files in. Try your Palm Desktop Data. How 'bout a To-Do list? Of course, don't forget to drop FavsToIFolder.exe in your iFolder so it'll get synced to the other machines you'll want to run it on!
iFolder is superior to other like synchronization products in that:
Let me know what you think?
SYNTAX: FavsToIFolder [COPY | MOVE | UNDO] [QUIET]
Copy existing IE Favorites folder to a Favorites subdirectory under your iFolder
and redirect the favorites to point to this new location.
COPY - Copy current IE Favorites directory structure to the iFolder location
(default action if parameters not specified)
MOVE - *MOVE* your IE Favorites directory structure to the iFolder location
UNDO - Restore you Favorites shell folder back to the way it was.
QUIET - Suppress any dialogs