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  • Hi, am I am running WinXP Pro (all updates installed) and .Net 2.0. with SyncToy

    It seems, that when a backup fails or gets interrupted, SyncToy occasionally writes (or keeps) *.*_SyncToyBackup_* files to the storagemedia.

    These files are named as <original_filename>.<original_file_extension>_SyncToyBackup_<some_kind_of_date_notation>


    These files are not automatically deleted and I have manually tried to delete them, however I receive the following error message "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk".


    Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.


    1. What triggers SyncToy to write these files ?
    2. How can I safely remove these files ?
    3. Can these files be automaticly removed by SyncToy ?


    Thanks in advance.



    Sunday, June 15, 2008 7:22 AM