How to backup settings ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I will have to change my hard disk and I would like to save the settings (pairs) of SyncToy.

    How to do ?

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7:49 PM

All replies

  • SyncToy stores folder pair information in hidden file named SyncToy*.dat under the folder that's one of the endpoint of the folder pair. To preserve the folder pair relationships that will work on your new HDD:

    - preserve the folder hierarchy. Missing sub folder and files from new HDD may reflect as deletes on the other end point.

    - preserve teh SyncToy*.dat file and place it under the preserverd folder endpoint.


    In any case, back up your data if you can (including folders being synced).

    Before syncing, run the Preview option - see if it's doing what you expect and not end up deleting bunch of stuff on the destination.




    Friday, January 30, 2009 1:57 AM