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Microsoft SyncToy 2.1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is SyncToy 2.1 secure in that we can store confidential data such as financial and social security numbers?
    Monday, July 26, 2010 2:35 PM

Answers

  • Hi -

    SyncToy 2.1 will *NOT* be storing any data itself anywhere. We do store metadata about the file ( not contents) - like name of file, data it was created, last time it was written to, etc. It uses the SMB protocol to transfer these files and the data is not encrypted when we send bytes over the wire. So you need to check the security of the network between two locations. Also, SyncToy creates temporary files ( that are copies of your original data) in the %TEMP% directory and then later deletes this. If something interrupts SyncToy it will mean that there might be a copy of your data in the %TEMP% directory.

     

    Thanks
    Deepa


    Deepa ( Microsoft Sync Framework)
    Thursday, August 5, 2010 9:04 PM
    Moderator