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Exception During Preview Error Using SyncToy 2.0 RRS feed

  • Question

  • When using Sync Toy 2.0, I receive the following error message while previewing a file pair:

     

    Exception during preview: Analyzing the files has failed due to an intermittent failure.  Please retry the sync.

     

    I've retried the sync many times, including after a restart with no other applications running.  I'm running XP SP3 with 2 GB RAM and lots of spare hard drive space.

     

    Does anyone know how to fix this?  I've seen a post from a user downgrading to 1.4, but I can't seem to download that version.

     

    Larry

    Sunday, October 12, 2008 10:20 PM

Answers

  • I solved the problem by upgrading to Microsoft SQL Server 2005.  It turns out that there is a windows update for it. I'm able to preview and sync. I have no idea why this would fix the bug though...

     

    Larry

     

    Friday, October 24, 2008 5:49 PM

All replies

  • Larry, this error happens when there are applications moving / renaming / deleting sub-folders under the synchronized folder, while the sync is being attempted. Can you describe more what kind of data you're trying to synchronize? Maybe there's a service running on your machine which is doing these folder operations while Synctoy is trying to analyze the file system for changes.

    Monday, October 13, 2008 7:03 PM
    Answerer
  • Thanks for the reply Ashish.

     

    I'm trying to synchronize "My Documents" from my laptop with an external hard drive.  Here's the services that are started:


    Apple Mobile Device
    Application Layer Gateway Service
    Automatic Updates
    Background Intelligent Transfer Service
    Bluetooth Service
    Bluetooth Support Service
    Bonjour Service
    Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service
    COM+ Event System
    Computer Browser
    Cryptographic Services
    DCOM Server Process Launcher
    DHCP Client
    Distributed Link Tracking Client
    DNS Client
    Error Reporting Service
    Event Log
    EvtEng
    Google Updater Service
    Help and Support
    HID Input Service
    HTTP SSL
    Indexing Service
    iPod Service
    IPSEC Services
    Lexar JD31
    Logical Disk Manager
    Machine Debug Manager
    McAfee Framework Service
    Net Logon
    Network Associates McShield
    Network Associates Task Manager
    Network Connections
    Network Location Awareness (NLA)
    NVIDIA Display Driver Service
    Plug and Play
    Print Spooler
    Protected Storage
    RegSrvc
    Remote Access Connection Manager
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    Remote Registry
    Secondary Logon
    Security Accounts Manager
    Server
    Shell Hardware Detection
    Spectrum24 Event Monitor
    SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS)
    SSDP Discovery Service
    System Event Notification
    System Restore Service
    Task Scheduler
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
    Telephony
    Terminal Services
    Themes
    Universal Plug and Play Device Host
    WebClient
    Windows Audio
    Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
    Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
    Windows Management Instrumentation
    Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
    Windows Time
    Wireless Zero Configuration
    WLANKEEPER
    Workstation
     

    Thursday, October 16, 2008 2:47 PM
  • I solved the problem by upgrading to Microsoft SQL Server 2005.  It turns out that there is a windows update for it. I'm able to preview and sync. I have no idea why this would fix the bug though...

     

    Larry

     

    Friday, October 24, 2008 5:49 PM