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Syncing Moved/Renamed Files and Folders RRS feed

  • Question

  • I believe synctoy uses 'delete and copy' for files which are moved or renamed. Is that true? Its quite annoying if you move/rename large files as it unnecessarily uses bandwidth and takes a lot of time to sync.
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 1:10 PM

Answers

  • Hi -

    It is not true that synctoy deletes and copied all moved/renamed files. We will try to detect a move/rename and as long as no other changes were made to the file ( in addition to the move/rename) we will detect it correctly and avoid a file copy.

    Thanks
    Deepa
    Deepa ( Microsoft Sync Framework)
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 11:25 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  •  Yes. SyncToy does not yet support an incremental update to an existing file. 

    • Proposed as answer by Patrick S. Lee Monday, February 23, 2009 6:21 PM
    Monday, February 23, 2009 6:20 PM
  • Hi -

    It is not true that synctoy deletes and copied all moved/renamed files. We will try to detect a move/rename and as long as no other changes were made to the file ( in addition to the move/rename) we will detect it correctly and avoid a file copy.

    Thanks
    Deepa
    Deepa ( Microsoft Sync Framework)
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 11:25 PM
    Moderator