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How does Synctoy handle file conflicts? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I understand how Synctoy synchronizes files, but what happens if both files have been updated?  Does Synctoy ask which way to overwrite?  Is it based on which was saved the most recently?  Although Synctoy is working fine right now (v.2.1 in Windows 7), it is important that I know how to deal with such conflicts before they arise, since I'm using this program to keep important client files in synch between my main desktop and a portable machine I take with me.  Also, what if the Synctoy preview shows an overwrite for a specific file in one direction, and I actually want that one file to go in the other direction (i.e. I messed up something in the updated file, and I want to restore the non-updated original from the other machine)?  Does anyone have any idea how that can be done?  Thanks for your assistance.

    Larry

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 5:02 AM

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  • In case of a conflict, it seems to choose the file most recently modified. As for manual override, I believe this feature is not available. How about an upgrade, Microsoft?

    Sunday, July 4, 2010 9:35 PM