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A bug in SyncToy 2.0? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear programmers/users
    I am currently using SyncToy 2.0 and found something very strange. Does anyone faces the same problem?
    1) I copied all the files of a folder from E: to D:
    2) I am trying to use SyncToy to sync the folder from D: back to E: and found that all the files in E: should be rewritten since the "last modified time" in both folders have exactly 8 hours of difference, which does not exist when you display them manually.  There might be something strange happenning


    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 12:47 AM

Answers

  •  Deepa Choundappan - MSFT wrote:

    I am guessing one of the drives in this is a FAT drive. We are aware of this discrepancy in time reporting in SyncToy ( and will do our best to fix in the next release). But at this point, the best way to keep all files in sync and to make sure that you see only real changes on subsequent sync - allow this first sync to go through.

     

    Thanks

    Deepa

     


    Thanks, you are right.  After I changed E: to NTFS, the problem is solved.
    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 12:03 AM

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  • I got a screenshot to  show the problem, but it seems that picture files are not allowed in the forum
    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 1:15 PM
  • I am guessing one of the drives in this is a FAT drive. We are aware of this discrepancy in time reporting in SyncToy ( and will do our best to fix in the next release). But at this point, the best way to keep all files in sync and to make sure that you see only real changes on subsequent sync - allow this first sync to go through.

     

    Thanks

    Deepa

     

    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 9:55 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks.  I will change the FAT one to NTFS and see what happens.  I will report the result to you once I finish it
    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:23 PM
  •  Deepa Choundappan - MSFT wrote:

    I am guessing one of the drives in this is a FAT drive. We are aware of this discrepancy in time reporting in SyncToy ( and will do our best to fix in the next release). But at this point, the best way to keep all files in sync and to make sure that you see only real changes on subsequent sync - allow this first sync to go through.

     

    Thanks

    Deepa

     


    Thanks, you are right.  After I changed E: to NTFS, the problem is solved.
    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 12:03 AM