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  • Hey all,

    When syncronizing files between two different computers, is it required that the destination folder is shared in order to the transfer occur?

    I have an app that transfers files over the network using sockets and I would like to migrate it to use the Sync Framework. In my today's architecture, the app does not need sharing and mapping folders. That's what I would like to have with Sync Framework as well. Is it possible?



    Roberto José


    Monday, October 27, 2008 1:13 AM



    Hi Roberto


    To answer your first question, it depends on the protocol you are going to use to transfer files.  If you are going to transfer files using sockets like you mentioned, you do not need to share the destination folder.  However, you will need to have permission to write to it. 


    As for your second question, yes you can do this with Microsoft Sync Framework.  You could build a provider that uses the same transfer protocol you are using in your app to transfer your data.


    Maria del Mar



    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 8:08 PM