Can I sync a folder which is currently on my USB stick (removable device)? RRS feed

  • Question

  • So far what it does is it creates the folder in Live Mesh but does not sync the files and the folder on my stick does not turn blue. Thanks for an answer.
    Wednesday, December 2, 2009 11:32 AM


  • No. Removable media cannot be used a source or destination for a Live Mesh folder.
    From Help:

    Are there types of files or folders that I cannot share or synchronize?

    You cannot synchronize or share the following with Live Mesh:

    • Files containing obscene or copyrighted material. Copying or sharing unauthorized materials, including materials that you did not create or you do not have the rights necessary for use, is a violation of the Windows Live terms of use. See the Microsoft Copyright Notice and FAQ.
    • Files whose names begin with a tilde (~)
    • desktop.ini
    • thumbs.db
    • Hidden files
    • Windows Systems folders
    • Your Desktop directory folder (for example, C:\users\[myusername]\Desktop on Windows Vista or C:\Documents and Settings\[myusername]\Desktop on Windows XP)
    • Files and folders stored on removable media (such as an external hard drive, flash drive, or USB drive)
    • Files and folders stored on mapped network drives


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    Wednesday, December 2, 2009 12:59 PM