Prevent Live Mesh from syncing hidden/specific files RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • As you know the "older" versions of Live Mesh (And Live Sync with the Wave 4 beta) did not sync hidden files and folders.

    This was a great feature since:

    • It did not sync Zune cover images, the current Live Mesh version keeps saying "waiting to receive 73 files" - all are hidden "Folder.jpg" files
    • I was able to exclude certain files like the obj and bin folder of Visual Studio solutions (Live Mesh keeps locking the debug files and other resources in obj) - the only workaround is to temporarily close Live Mesh and re-endable later
    • Most files and folders that applications intenionally hide were not synced - If you wanted to sync a certain file you simply had to un-hide it

    Is there any way to prevent Live Mesh from syncing certain files and folders in the current version? Or is the Live Mesh team aware of these problems?

    I know a lot of people demanded the ability to sync hidden files, shouldn't there be a way to choose which approach you want to use?

    Sunday, October 24, 2010 3:47 PM

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    I assume you are referring to Windows Live Mesh, not Live Mesh - www.mesh.com


    For discussion of the new Windows Live Mesh (formerly Sync), (as well as the released Live Sync version) go here:



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