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Are individual files "flagged" by SyncToy 2.1? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had to reinstall Windows Vista in my computer. Before performing the reinstallation, I copied all my personal files to an external hardisk. Once I reinstalled Windows Vista, I copied back my files from the external harddisk to my computer. Everything worked fine. Now to the issue I have.

    Before the incident that motivated the reinstallation, I used SyncToy 2.1 to back up all my files regularly. Since I would like to continue using SyncToy 2.1, I want to reinstall it in my computer. Before doing it, I would like to be sure that each of my personal files were not "flagged" by SyncToy 2.1 before the reinstallation, in a way that will prevent or affect the synchronization to be performed by a reinstalled SyncToy 2.1. I would be grateful for any information/guidance/suggestion in that regard.

    Many thanks in anticipation,

    José Luis 

    Saturday, March 3, 2012 5:12 PM

All replies

  • Look in the root folders where you had your pairs setup. Turn on in folder options to allow you to see hidden files. You should see a file with a name similar to SyncToy_0a5f09dd-103f-4822-ae98-860057323032.dat (the number should be different) delete these files, re-setup the pair (which will generate a new dat file for the new pair) and everything should work fine.
    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1:51 PM
  • mmx2 - I appreciate your contribution. Many thanks!

    JLC BioMed

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 7:14 PM