Quick Note on File Sharing...... RRS feed

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  • I have been using Mesh since its release and till yesterday never used the share functionality ... I was obviousely missing one of the major reasons this was developed... It is hands down the slickest way to share files with others I have yet found..

    I am a photographer and the models I shoot with are constantly sending or getting review files from me or sending me files for their websites - I have now set them up to just have a folder that says Transfer to webmaster and they just throw the files in there and I get them...

    Great functionality that for most like myself that were using only to sync between my own devices really would not have ever used... now taking advantage of this saves me 10 bucks a month on a FTP transfer site and trying to teach the people I would with to make .zip files...

    If you have not used it - it's definately something to add to your productivity arsenal.

    Saturday, May 16, 2009 6:47 PM

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  • Thanks for sharing this. There are lots of uses for Live Mesh that aren't always obvious. I test a lot of software so I often reinstall my operating systems. Live Mesh has made this a simple task for me. I just install the OS, my applications and Live Mesh. I have the folders in my Users folder synced so other than my Outllook files I'm good to go with a minimum of effort.
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh
    Sunday, May 17, 2009 6:42 PM
  • This also means that your models all have to run as administrator don't they?
    Monday, May 18, 2009 8:35 PM
  • Interesting point - I guess if I think about it all of them are running as the admin for their respective machines... I assume you are saying they should be setup to run as non-admin accounts... 

    I guess in my big picture I have never been a user of account based use scenarios like admin the users with less prividledges... for many reasons - the main issue is i am not the "admin" for their machines I am just the sucker that helps out on occasion..

    That said I find a non admin acct a total pain - yet I consider myself a smart user and one that knows to read the boxes before clicking yes to them..

    Was that you point or are you saying something different based on the way Mesh sahres folders?

    I basically set them each up their on live.com acct - that acct is used to share the folders to me and they only use them as a transfer folder - as in they copy files to the folder and I remove them as needed . vs. it being a repository...

    Tuesday, May 19, 2009 2:24 AM
  • I generally run as admin on my machines unless I need to test something. In Vista and Windows 7 that is less of a security concern than on XP, though ti remains a concern. Since I am the only user of my machines, it isn't an issue.
    However, I believe that you can run Live Mesh on a PC under a non-admin account with no problems.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009 12:40 PM
  • My point was that I like the idea of having people be able to upload stuff to my mesh rather than have them email me such large files but, in my mind, the problem is they all have to run as admin on their machines.  It not a big deal for us more technically inclined users to run as admin but I consider it safer for regular folk to be running in reduced privilege account and elevate as needed.

    So, while I like your idea, Personally I'd be reluctant to suggest it to the non-tech types I work with.
    Saturday, May 23, 2009 4:43 PM
  • Yeah, I know you can run mesh from a non-admin account - I'm doing it.  The problem is you can't update it.  So the first update you get fails and then every day mesh notices it's out of date and tells you there's an update - which fails. 

    It's in the known issues list.
    Saturday, May 23, 2009 4:49 PM
  • cool
    Friday, May 29, 2009 6:02 AM