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Windows "Briefcase"

I've always wondered...  What is the "Windows Briefcase" thing used for?  Does anyone use it for anything?

hoser
Tuesday, July 20, 2004

In school, I used it to sync files on a USB flash drive with files on my hard drive.  I created a new briefcase on the flash drive, and dragged my school files into it.  Then when I was at home, I would work on the hard drive copy and then hit the sync button in the briefcase.  At school, it appeared as just another folder, so I'd make my changes and then they'd get synced again when I got home.

There are probably easier ways to solve the same problem, but it worked well at the time.

Kevin
Tuesday, July 20, 2004

I remember working on a development many many years ago and we had to sync files between computers in different hemispheres. One PHB piped in with "hey, we can use the My Suitcase option can't we?"

:-&

TheGeezer
Tuesday, July 20, 2004

This has got 'burn bag' written all over it...

MT Heart
Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Holy crap.  That's funny.

hoser
Tuesday, July 20, 2004

The Briefcase did what Offline Files now does better.

Kyralessa
Tuesday, July 20, 2004

OP +1 has it right.

It was for tech poor types to take their stuff home in. worked well for diskettes too as I recall.

trollop
Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Problem is, most of the users had no idea what it was for and just used it as another 'My Documents' folder.

Matt
Wednesday, July 21, 2004

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