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SyncToy 2.1 Unknown error. Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))

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  • I have SyncToy 2.1 installed on my Desktop PC running Win XP Home and trying to sync folders with networked Laptop PC running Win 7 64bit.

    Files can be copied manually between shared folders on the two PCs (file sharing is functioning) and SyncToy successfully syncs file changes from Laptop to Desktop. But syncing Desktop changes to Laptop fails for every new or changed file, see log report below.

    Both folders are shared and Laptop folder has permissions set to Full Control for Everyone, Administrators and others. (Don't know about permissions for the Win XP Home Desktop because I can't find a way of viewing them, but I assume all is OK.) No files have the Read Only attribute set, although I don't think that matters. I cannot determine whether the SyncToy error arises from failure to copy from the Desktop folder or failure to write to the Laptop folder. I've tried turning firewalls and AV off, disabling UAC and just about every other alleged solution reported on this forum - all to no avail!

    Some expert help is desperately needed and will be much appreciated.

    Log of failure reads:

    SYNC: 02/28/2013 01:32:04:515: Started scanning directory : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Shared Data\

    SYNC: 02/28/2013 01:32:04:609: Started scanning directory : \\Home-laptop\Public\Documents\

    SYNC: 02/28/2013 01:32:12:765: Stopped scanning directory : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Shared Data\

    SYNC: 02/28/2013 01:32:18:562: Stopped scanning directory : \\Home-laptop\Public\Documents\

    SYNC: 02/28/2013 01:32:18:890: Preview of Shared Data (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Shared Data\, \\Home-laptop\Public\Documents\) in time 00:00:14:375.

    SyncToy action was 'Synchronize'

    Found 2 actions to perform.

    Found 8,924 files that did not require action.

    Analyzed 620.8 files per second.

    Avoided copying 7,038,164,530 bytes in 8,924 files.

    Saved approximately 03:54:36:00 by not copying any files.

    SYNC: 02/28/2013 01:32:46:640: SyncToy run of Shared Data (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Shared Data\, \\Home-laptop\Public\Documents\) completed at 28/02/2013 01:32:46.

    SyncToy action was 'Synchronize'.

    SyncToy options were: Active for run all All files included No files excluded Do not check file contents Include read-only files Include hidden files Do not include system files Backup older files (send to Recycle Bin) All subfolders included

    SyncToy run took 00:00:00:359.

    Copied 68,096 bytes in 2 files in 00:00:00:359. Bytes per second 189,484.5, files per second 5.6.

    Avoided copying 7,038,164,530 bytes in 8,924 files that did not require action.

    Saved approximately 10:19:03:744 by not copying all files.

    Warning: 2 failures occured. You can retry by selecting "Run" again or select "Preview" to see the operations that remain to be performed.

    SYNC: 02/28/2013 01:32:46:640: *** Error: Unknown error. Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED)) Copying C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Shared Data\Medical issues.doc to \\Home-laptop\Public\Documents\Medical issues.doc

    Error: Unknown error. Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED)) Copying C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Shared Data\Medical Cert Renewal.doc to \\Home-laptop\Public\Documents\Medical Cert Renewal.doc

    Thursday, February 28, 2013 2:37 AM