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Part VIII: Appendixes > Transporting Files with Briefcase

Appendix D. Transporting Files with Briefcase

by Michael D. Reilly

Briefcase is a utility that updates, synchronizes, and tracks files on different computers to ensure that the files remain identical. Introduced in Windows 95, Briefcase goes beyond the normal file matching found in a previous generation of synchronization programs, which allowed you to pick—or automatically selected for you—the most current version of a file. Software such as Laplink and Fastlynx or utility packages such as Norton Commander and PC Tools used to set the standards, but could only compare file sizes and time stamps. Briefcase has the capability to notify applications that they must synchronize files. When the application has the ability to resolve conflicts between multiple versions of a file, Briefcase becomes a very powerful tool for keeping your files up to date.


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