SyncToy 2.1 File Access on Local Systems seems different than across a network. RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I run SyncToy 2.1 on one of my Systems. And I am transfering data to another system (pushing) using Windows 7 Home Groups networking. Having a file open for sending on the local system locks out programs like virtualbox from using that same file. However, if I (pull) the file from another system everything works correctly. And I can use that file locally at the same time.

    Which tells me during a (Push) the file is not opened read only as when (pulled) across a network...

    Is this something SyncToy 3.0 should do as well?


    System 1: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. (Push)

    System 2: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. (Pull)

    Both using SyncFx-v4.0-October2010CTP.

    Transferring 208 Gb's Works fine...



    Bruce Hobson

    Microsoft Partner

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    Thursday, January 13, 2011 6:42 AM