multiple users on same PC with fast user switching RRS feed

  • Question

  • is this safe?  I found an older thread mentioning there could be issues but no description of what those might be... and we've had a number of updates since then, anyway.

    here's what I've already done, & it seems to be OK, but i just want to be sure:
    I use a program called RoboForm that keeps my website logins/passwords.  It creates a directory under My Documents that I have synced between two PCs on my ID.  I also use a portable version called RoboForm2Go, which I sync to one of the PCs using a program called GoodSync.  That's been working great for a long time.  Any change on either PC or the USB version gets synced to all.  

    My wife also has it running on her Windows userID.  She mentioned the other day that her RoboForm on her Windows userID was wildly out-of-date since it never got synced with anything.  So I set up LM for her & made her a contributor to this folder.  So both PCs have both of us logged in simultaneously with LM on that dir, a subdir off each of our MyDocs folders -- i.e., c:\documents and settings\<me>|<my wife>\My Documents\My RoboForm Data.

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009 10:08 PM


  • If you do not automatically sync with GoodSync, but simply sync manually, you should be okay with the sync to the mobile from the folder that is part of your Mesh. If there was a large amount of data in the Mesh folder, it is possible that you'd create a conflict and bizarre behavior with Mesh trying to sync data that is being synchronized by GoodSync, but a small file should not end up in that state.
    On the other hand, if you are pointing to the same folder on one PC with two different Live Mesh IDs, I'm not sure that this is a good idea, with fast user switching and both users logged in. In your path, it looks like you have a single folder, but I think you mean that your wife's version of this folder is in *her* Documents path and your version is in *your* documents path - not the physical same folder.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Wednesday, July 8, 2009 12:28 PM