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looking for a CruzerSynch app I use with portableapps

hi all
I been looking for a CruzerSynch like app I use with portableapps so I can blow away my 2 sandisk u3 drives and as I am 1 of those many people that recently bought their drives with firmware that wont work with windows vista. I want to be able to mainly keep my office 2007 info synced contacts and calender. Can anyone recommend a a free preferably program or retail if that all that available?

John T. Haller
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CruzerSync is actually just a rebranded version of DmailerSync which is a straight portable app (read: no U3 required). The U3 version appears to be a repackaged version that Sandisk contracted them to make.

There's also CarryItEasy, which is a straight portable app, too. It may also do what you want.

Both have free trials available.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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If you have a SanDisk drive

If you have a SanDisk drive you can also just download the non-U3 version of CruzerSync from Dmailer and install it. The install program recognises if you are installing it on a SanDisk drive and it is automatically licensed and activated (i.e. not a 30 day trial and no need to pay again for the non-U3 version, at least that is the case on a Cruzer Titanium).

The latest (and previous versions) of CruzerSync, both U3 and non-U3, can be downloaded from:

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I use DSynchronize... It's freeware and portable.

DSynchronize is a stand-alone utility that let you periodically synchronize two or more folders on Hard Disk, Floppy Disk, LAN, USB Key, CD-DVD (with packet writing software) and FTP server.

It is also possible to specify the time and the day to schedule the synchronization to run, and to create some additional "filters" for other factors.

Real-Time sync is also supported.

(Compatibility WinNT / Win2K / WinXP)

I haven't tested it but I'm told if you get a copy of MSVBVM60.DLL and put it in your DSynchronize directory it becomes compatible with earlier versions of windows too.

I also haven't tested it on Vista yet.

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You could build a

You could build a PortableApps friendly version of CruzerSync like someone did for Skype. That way, people who have Sandisk drives can make use of the software by extracting the program from the U3P file. Shouldn't be any different than the Skype setup someone did (you just drop in the EXE file).

I just took a quick peek in the U3I file and it looks like it's simple - the app just needs the right command line switches. If I've got some time in the next day or two, I'll bang it out.

Last seen: 16 years 11 months ago
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Ok, got it working...

Ok, here's what you need to do:

1) Create a CruzerSyncPortable folder under PortableApps
2) Create the Apps and Data Folders
3) In the Apps folder, create a folder called CruzerSync

(1-3 are just creating a PortableApps compliant directory structure)

4) Unzip the CruzerSync U3P file - it should be located at \System\Apps\EC30627...
5) Copy the three files from the host subfolder (cruzersync.exe + 2 DLLs) into the folder created at step 3.
6) Copy this EXE to the CruzerSyncPortable folder: CruzerSyncPortable.exe

6b) The EXE is a 1-line AutoIt script. If you want to roll it yourself, it's

ShellExecute("CruzerSync.exe", "--start --u3 --datapath=""..\..\Data""", "\PortableApps\CruzerSyncPortable\App\CruzerSync")

Update your menu and enjoy. This is only tested under XP, and using a SanDisk Titanium 2GB thumbdrive. I don't know if it'll break under Vista, since some of the U3 bits on my drive won't work there. I'll try that tonight at home.

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Following up to myself -

Following up to myself - CruzerSync is requesting that I activate it when I run under Vista. Apparently, the "magic" that doesn't require a license when using it on a system that fully supports U3 isn't working right.

I also have Migo from my Memorex USB stick, so maybe I'll try that one next.

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