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Chapter 16. A Movable Feast: Windows XP ... > Using a Briefcase to Synchronize Fil... - Pg. 187

A Movable Feast: Windows XP and Your Notebook Computer 187 Look Out! The Briefcase keeps careful tabs on its files: both where they came from originally on the desktop com- puter and where you copy them to on the notebook. Therefore, don't move or rename the files after they're safely stowed on the notebook, or you'll break the synchronization. 2. 3. 4. Use My Computer to display the disk. To create a new Briefcase on the disk, either select File, New, Briefcase, or right-click the folder and then click New, Briefcase. Windows XP adds an icon named New Briefcase to the disk. Rename the Briefcase (this is optional). With the Briefcase created, follow these steps to transfer and synchronize documents between a desktop and a notebook computer: 1. Copy the files you want to work with from the desktop computer to the Briefcase. (If you're using drag-and-drop, you don't have to hold down Ctrl because Windows XP will automatically make