Feature requests - mainly for an initial sync RRS feed

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  • I downloaded Synctoy 2.1 yesterday and have been experimenting with it on the music I've ripped to date, just under 50GB. I'm syncing between local hard drives on a 64 bit Win 7 box - all fine so far. I have set up a single folder pair to Echo from my music library to the backup folder. I've had a cursory check but apols if these have been brought up before:

    Feature request: Would be great to be able to analyse the folders when a folder pair is set up. Before setting up the folder pair in Synctoy, I had already performed an initial copy to the backup folder, through windows explorer. Subsequently, also through windows explorer, I added more to the library, and deleted some tracks from the library where I hadn't achieved good rips. This was the state of play of the two folders when I set up the folder pair. When I performed the inaugural Echo, the new files in the library were added to the backup, but the deletions weren't applied. I worked around by creating the reverse folder pair (Echo from backup to library) and used the preview to identify the extra files and folders in the backup, then manually removed them, but this was only practical as there were only a handful of files. I've since deleted the reverse folder pair.

    Issue: file counts and sizes seem to be around double the correct figure.

    Issue: the synctoy......dat files left in each side of the folder pair look a little vulnerable and messy. Could these not be stored somewhere particular to Synctoy, and not among my music?

    Feature request: with folder renaming, it would be good to have an option to exclude the top level folder from being renamed. E.g. my music library is currently held in My Music, and I'd labelled my backup folder Music Backup. After the sync, the backup folder was renamed to My Music, and desktop.ini was copied to it, so it took on the music library icon. A bit disconcerting for a while.

    As a free tool, it looks very promising - long as it's robust!

    Many thanks

    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 1:54 AM

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  • MS guys, sorry to badger you, any response to any of these? If I'm posting these in the wrong place please let me know.
    Thursday, November 19, 2009 5:19 PM