Nokia E71 & Windows -- Synching files dispersed over the harddrive

Nokia’s PC Suite only allows one folder of files to be synchronised between the E71 and Windows. If you want to sync several files that have a „fixed” position on your machine, you are out of luck – so it seemed. FAT and NTFS file system related tasks">Fsutil to the rescue. fsutil hardlink create NewFilename ExistingFilename allows you to create (like on UNIX systems) a hard link to a file. A hard link is a directory entry for a file. Every file can be considered to have at least one hard link. On NTFS volumes, each file can have multiple hard links, and thus a single file can appear in many directories (or even in the same directory with different names). Because all of the links reference the same file, programs can open any of the links and modify the file. A file is deleted from the file system only after all links to it have been deleted. After you create a hard link, programs can use it like any other file name. So just use fsutil to create a link in the „briefcase” folder and PC Suite will sync all the files you want – wherever they are located in the windows file system. I use it to keep my KeePass and Putty-keys in sync. :)

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