Using Live Mesh: Tips, Tricks, and Other Fun Stuff RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Discover a cool Live Mesh feature? Share it! Post how-to’s, links, and examples. We’ve posted a few below to get the ball rolling, and we’ll add more over time. Let everyone know how you’ve gotten the most out of Live Mesh.

    Add entire folders at once

    You can add entire folders to your mesh at once. Right-click the folder on your computer, and then select Add folder to your Live Mesh. Click OK, and the whole folder is part of your mesh.

    Synchronize folders peer-to-peer

    You can choose to synchronize your Live Mesh folders with only your computers and not with your Live Desktop (called “peer-to-peer” sync). Sign in to www.mesh.com and click Desktop. Then right-click the folder you want to sync peer-to-peer and click Change sync settings. In the Change Synchronization dialog box, select Don’t synchronize this device next to Live Desktop and click OK.

    Add more devices

    You can install Live Mesh on multiple devices—then Live Mesh can keep all the folders in your mesh synchronized for you. To add a computer to your mesh, visit www.mesh.com from the computer you wish to add, sign in, and click Add Device on the Devices page.

    Share with friends and family

    To get even more from Live Mesh, share folders with friends and family. Simply open a folder you’ve added to Live Mesh, click Members in the mesh bar, and then click Add.* Your friends will be able to access your folder as well as install the Live Mesh software on their devices.

    * You can enter any e-mail address to invite others to a folder; it doesn’t have to be a Windows Live ID. However, they will need to use a Windows Live ID to sign in to and use Live Mesh.


    Have something you’d like to do with Live Mesh, but can’t yet? Add your suggestions to our Wish List.

    Thank you,
    The Live Mesh team

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    Friday, August 15, 2008 7:22 PM