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How do l fix the error using SyncToy 2.1 on Windows 7 "Exception during run: Illegal characters in path"

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    SYNC: 05/04/2012 09:13:14:261: *** Exception during run: {0} :

     System.ArgumentException: Illegal characters in path.

       at System.IO.Path.CheckInvalidPathChars(String path)

       at System.IO.Path.Combine(String path1, String path2)

       at SyncToy.SyncEngine.GetStoredAction(String newFilePath, String currentFilePath, ChangeType changeType)

       at SyncToy.SyncEngine.OnChangeSkipped(Object sender, SkippedChangeEventArgs e)

       at Microsoft.Synchronization.Files.FileSyncProvider.FileSyncProviderCallback.OnChangeSkipped(String newFilePath, String currentFilePath, FILESYNC_CHANGE_TYPE dwChangeType, FILESYNC_SKIP_REASON dwReason, Int32 hrErrorCode)

       at Microsoft.Synchronization.CoreInterop.ISyncSession.Start(CONFLICT_RESOLUTION_POLICY resolutionPolicy, _SYNC_SESSION_STATISTICS& pSyncSessionStatistics)

       at Microsoft.Synchronization.KnowledgeSyncOrchestrator.DoOneWaySyncHelper(SyncIdFormatGroup sourceIdFormats, SyncIdFormatGroup destinationIdFormats, KnowledgeSyncProviderConfiguration destinationConfiguration, SyncCallbacks DestinationCallbacks, ISyncProvider sourceProxy, ISyncProvider destinationProxy, ChangeDataAdapter callbackChangeDataAdapter, SyncDataConverter conflictDataConverter, Int32& changesApplied, Int32& changesFailed)

       at Microsoft.Synchronization.KnowledgeSyncOrchestrator.DoOneWayKnowledgeSync(SyncDataConverter sourceConverter, SyncDataConverter destinationConverter, SyncProvider sourceProvider, SyncProvider destinationProvider, Int32& changesApplied, Int32& changesFailed)

       at Microsoft.Synchronization.KnowledgeSyncOrchestrator.Synchronize()

       at Microsoft.Synchronization.SyncOrchestrator.Synchronize()

       at SyncToy.SyncEngine.CreateAndStartSession(FileSyncProvider destinationProvider, FileSyncProvider sourceProvider)

       at SyncToy.SyncEngine.RunSyncSessionsForChosenSyncType(FileSyncProvider leftProvider, FileSyncProvider rightProvider, SyncMode syncMode)

       at SyncToy.SyncEngine.Run(Boolean previewMode)

       at SyncToy.SyncEngine.Sync()

       at SyncToyUI.PreviewDialog.RunOnePair(SyncEngine syncEngine)

    SYNC: 05/04/2012 09:13:14:261: *** Exception during run: Illegal characters in path.

    Friday, May 4, 2012 4:28 PM