Folder in the mesh showing up on the Desktop RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everyone.

    I noticed that: some folders are shown on the windows desktop of the devices in your mesh, and some aren't. I figured out that the folders in the mesh that are on a given device, do not show up on the windows desktop of the given device, right? And, vice-versa, the folders in the mesh that aren't on a given device, show up on the windows desktop of the given device.

    EXAMPLE (Computer1 and Computer2 both in the mesh):
    Computer1 loads Folder1 in the mesh. The desktop of Computer1 remains unchanged.
    Computer2 syncs with the mesh and finds a the new Folder1. Computer2 syncs the contentents of Folder1. Folder1 appears on the desktop of Computer2.

    Is there a way to alter this behaviour?
    I would that no folders pop up on any windows desktop.

    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 2:43 PM


  • When you first add a folder to the Mesh from computer A, it is offered to the other devices in your Mesh. That happens when the other devices next connect and causes a placeholder blue folder to appear on the desktop of those other devices. You then click the blue folder and select where to Sync that fodler to. If you choose to sync to an existing or new folder on that Device, it will cause the blue folder to disappear from the desktop as it sets up the other folder as the sync end point on that device. If you choose to accept the default location, it ends up with the Sync point being that folder on the desktop. There have been suggestions to change this behavior, allowing one to select the default sync location for new Live Mesh folders on devices - 

    Live Mesh Beta: Suggestions - Go cast your vote!
    Currently, this can't be changed.

    If the other devices are not connected when you add a new folder to the Mesh, you can go to the Live Desktop and set the sync options to *not* sync with a device or devices in your mesh and it will not be offered to that device on the desktop.


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 3:05 PM