SyncToy 2.1 not backing up all files - not sure which ones? RRS feed

  • Question

  • SyncToy appears to not be backing up all my files. When I check the number of files and folders using properties in Windows Explorer, it has a different number of files and folders that what SyncToy is backing up. This is not the first time I've noticed such a discrepancy.

    I am using ECHO. All files included, no files excluded. I haven't been able to determine which files are not being backup up.

    Here is an example in backing up "My Documents" in Windows 7 Professional.

    In SyncToy folder pairs from original syncing: 1,912 folders - 21,855 files

    In Properties on Left folder: 1,912 folders - 22,171 files 36.9 GB

    In Properties on right folder: 1,912 - 21,855 files 34.2 GB

    So it looks like about 316 files aren't being backed up, equaling about 3.7 GB.

    This is a huge concern, and I haven't been able to figure out if it's a certain type of file or file extension or anything. Appreciate any help out there. Thank you!

    Sunday, January 15, 2012 6:13 PM

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  • I am having the same problem. Syntoy is not backing up all the files and folders 

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 1:01 PM
  • Assuming you do not have any exceptions setup, and you do have the option to sync/copy system files enabled I do not see any other direct reason not to backup all your files.

    You can run a file comparison tool, such as winmerge (you also can Bing it for portable version). This should tell you which files are missing from the backup directory. If your looking for a MS solution the one I have eard, not tested is Windiff utility.

    Hope this helps.

    Thursday, April 12, 2012 9:25 AM