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How can you stop Synctoy adding one hour to file timestamps? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I copied a folder hierarchy onto a memory stick and immediately set up a SyncToy pair and synced up.  With identical files, you'd expect no SyncToy actions but instead it copied back all the files from the memory stick back to the original source.  I've since discovered that SyncToy THINKS that the files on the memory stick are exactly one hour newer than their original counterparts, which is what forces the copy.
    Leaving aside the possibility that the memory stick is operating oustide the normal rules of time and space, what does SyncToy think it's doing, and how can it be re-educated???

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:25 AM

Answers

  • Most recently we have released a new version SyncToy 2.1, which has fix this issue, strongly recommend you upgraded to the latest one.


    Thanks,
    Ping


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    • Proposed as answer by Ping Lu Wednesday, December 9, 2009 9:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by Yunwen BaiModerator Monday, December 14, 2009 11:57 PM
    Wednesday, December 9, 2009 9:08 AM

All replies

  • In your case, synctoy supposed will not do anything copy. Did your memory stick make special setting with your operating system, dose it has different file format, NTFS or Fat 32? Give me more info, let us drill down your issue.


    Thanks,
    Ping


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 7:13 AM
  • I have a similar problem. Upgraded to SyncToy 2.0 a couple of days ago. Noticed that all files in one dir are TWO hours (exactly) adrift in timestamp from the paired directory. Now it is over-writing them all (again). Bah!
    Tuesday, September 15, 2009 5:59 PM
  • I have a slightly different issue - I have many many files that have the same timestamp when I look at them in 2 seperate explorer windows, yet Synctoy thinks one set is an hour different - so wants to update them.
    Tuesday, September 15, 2009 7:12 PM
  • Just installed synctoy yesterday.

    I am synching  between a NTFS file system under Windows XP, to a USB key which is formatted with FAT32.

    I also have this problem of 1-hour timestamp which appeared in certain directories.   Also, synctoy failed syncing (contribute mode) one directory hierarchy, and now it won't complete it, and it created  a directory hierarchy on the USB key with files (with funny characters) that cannot be deleted.

    help.
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 1:48 AM
  • Most recently we have released a new version SyncToy 2.1, which has fix this issue, strongly recommend you upgraded to the latest one.


    Thanks,
    Ping


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Proposed as answer by Ping Lu Wednesday, December 9, 2009 9:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by Yunwen BaiModerator Monday, December 14, 2009 11:57 PM
    Wednesday, December 9, 2009 9:08 AM