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Dual Boot on Live Mesh doesn't sync RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a netbook and I'm running a XP/Win 7 dual boot.  I added the device as two devices on the mesh, one for the XP partition and one for the Win 7 partition.  I synched a folder on the XP partition, but whenever I am logged into the Win 7 partition, the XP folder doesn't sync, and the XP partition is shown as ofline on the mesh (which makes sense).  Is there a way to change that so that the folder is synced across both partitions?
    Tuesday, September 15, 2009 10:30 PM

Answers

  • I would suggest *not* doing this in a dual boot scenario. What you are doing, in effect, is defining a single sync end point to sync with itself and the Live Desktop. If you were to create a copy of the folder on each OS and then sync them both to the Live Desktop, that folder will sync. Having a single end point defined in the Mesh depending on the OS (which defines the single device as two devices since it is a dual boot) can cause issues.
    That said, it should still be working, I believe. The problem may be that the sync on the Win7 boot is "stuck." I've seen that before and just as mysteriously as it got stuck, it will begin to sync after a reboot in many cases.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 1:26 PM
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  • Other than syncing with your Live Desktop then allowing each OS to sync when in use I don't know of another way.
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 3:47 AM
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  • I would suggest *not* doing this in a dual boot scenario. What you are doing, in effect, is defining a single sync end point to sync with itself and the Live Desktop. If you were to create a copy of the folder on each OS and then sync them both to the Live Desktop, that folder will sync. Having a single end point defined in the Mesh depending on the OS (which defines the single device as two devices since it is a dual boot) can cause issues.
    That said, it should still be working, I believe. The problem may be that the sync on the Win7 boot is "stuck." I've seen that before and just as mysteriously as it got stuck, it will begin to sync after a reboot in many cases.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 1:26 PM
    Moderator