I use it for the exact same purpose
Easy to use
I use it for a couple of things but 2 example applicable to your situation.
One is at home for a photo's directory (120GB)
I keep a back up on another PC. Whenever there are changes\adds I sync them using synctoy. In sync toy I set up a folder pair set up to contribute.
Another example is at work where I have a folder containing support docs.
I keep it on the shared drive but recently set up two way contribute between a folder in my docs and shred drive folder.
Options for sync toy are below
- Synchronize takes the two folders and makes sure they have exactly the same files. To do this, SyncToy may copy files in either direction and may delete or rename files in either folder. In the case that a file has been updated in both the left and right folders, the version with the later modification date is considered the conflict winner and will overwrite the other version.
- Echo looks for changes (file modifications, new files, renames, deletes) in the left folder and makes them in the right folder (one-way sync).
- Contribute is like an Echo, but it does not delete any files on the right folder that may have been deleted in the left folder.
There are other options out there and some that are a gajillion times more powerful.
Synctoy is free, lightweight, simple and easy to use with no learning curve.
Also no damn adware\shareware retard bits thrown in.
When I get off my lazy ass to find better options I will but..
(laziness kicks in)
I gotta go nap now