SyncToy takes 30 seconds before it starts doing anything? RRS feed

  • Question

  • SyncToy used to work well but lately it is taking a painfully long time to start doing anything.  Typically at least 30 seconds or more.

    I've deleted all folder pairs, cleaned out the AppData directory, uninstalled and reinstalled both synctoy and sync framework.  Nothing helps.

    Note that this is true even with no folderpairs and I run using the SyncToyCmd -R option.  Between the time I start the command and when the first log entry appears is at least 30 seconds but sometimes a minute.

    Note that this is XP pro 64 with x64 version of Synctoy.

    Any thoughts?  Is there something else I can do to get a 'clean reinstall'?

    Recent generation PC - lots of RAM & HD space.

    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 1:19 PM

All replies

  • Hi -

    You could try reinstalling the .net framework 2.0 to do a clean reinstall but I do not know if that would help.

    What happens if you run from the GUI - does it look like we take 30 seconds even then to start looking through all the files?

    Deepa ( Microsoft Sync Framework)
    Tuesday, August 18, 2009 7:28 PM