Noticed a post on Robert McLaws'  weblog about Hard-links...go and read the post it'll all make sense... Now, I've recently been working on a project where a requirement existed for an 'uploads' directory to be synchronised between two Web Servers...to cut a long story short, we had to use a product 'approved' by both the host and company for which the site was designed. Now, it is just incredibly simple to write this sort of tool using .NET, but no, we had to use one of these other tools...the ones recommended were WanSync and MS Application Center...overkill in my opinion! Anyway, hard links are pretty cool (automatic synchronization would be better)