Right Side Auto-Name when creating a Folder Pair? RRS feed

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  • I'm new to SyncToy. Love the program and the potential! 
    Question: When creating a NEW Folder pair and a destination (Right Side) Folder has NOT been created,  will SyncToy create one automatically based on Left side information?  (Of course, a different drive letter WOULD be assigned by the user to Right side such as "D" or "E".  
    • Changed type Yunwen Bai Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:05 PM
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 3:39 AM

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  • Hi RazorBob,

    Thank you for trying SyncToy.

    I have tried SyncToy 2.0 and SyncToy 2.1. There is no auto-name support for right folder. You cannot going into the next step until you input an EXSITING path of right folder.

    And if the “auto-name” feature would help you, would you like to talk more about your idea and your scenario, please?


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    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 7:59 AM
  • Hi, I was more curious than needy. When a NEW program is installed on a computer many installers will "CREATE" the folder they intend to use OR you can change the destination path.  It might be nice in SyncToy but, certainly not a big deal. 

    You'd HAVE to designate a drive letter at least but, IF you could put in a Folder NAME you wanted.............and then SyncTOy would "create' it that would be a smooth touch.    Thanks for your reply.  
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 6:22 PM
  • We should thank you, RazorBob!

    Any suggestion is helping us improve this tool.

    And please understand that the typical scenario of SyncToy is frequently syncing files between existing folders. Forcing users inputing an existing folder path, although inconvenient, can help them reduce the mistake of inputting unexpected folder paths. So please give us time to find a logic to give both convenience and the benefits of redusing user manual mistakes. 


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    Thursday, December 17, 2009 8:06 AM