Concern about files and folders accidently being deleted. RRS feed

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  • I have really been impressed so far with Live Mesh.  I have been using it to sync some basic files between home and work. 

    I do have a concern about files and folders getting deleted accidentally.  For example, when I first set up Live Mesh (about 3 updates ago), I originally synced my Music folder between two computers.  After i messed things up while playing with renaming folders and sub-folders, it deleted all the music on my main computer.  Fortunately, I had a backup, but is there a way to prevent this from happening in the future?  Perhaps a way to flag files that should not be removed without verification?  I could also see where a hard-drive might go bad and Live Mesh would delete the info from the other PC's synced as well.  I have read about his happening with other sync type products.

    Thursday, July 31, 2008 2:52 PM

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  • I know that the Mesh team has noted that they are working to improve conflict resolution. I agree that deletion of files due to some strange issue on another device on the Mesh is bad!
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Thursday, July 31, 2008 3:15 PM
  • Yes. Happened to me too.
    Very annoying.
    I lost 4 months of IM logs!
    Thursday, July 31, 2008 10:56 PM
  • These scenarios make me realize that people who are thinking about Live Mesh as a backup strategy could have some rude surprises. Apparently there's still a need for a backup strategy for each machine involved, and possibly MORE of a need, given the rather drastic experiences outlined here.
    Thursday, July 31, 2008 11:01 PM