Setting destination Folder for Live Mesh RRS feed

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  • I have read the post regarding setting destination folders in Mesh. According to responders there is a work around for this. However, the process is still unclear to me. There are going to be a lot of foks migrating to Live Mesh from Live Sync, so it is important to understand this. In my case the target computer always gets the synced files in the path C:\Users\username\My Documents. As it happens this isn't where I want my files to go. Windows live sync had no problems selecting a destination drive/folder. I am using Live Mesh 2011 Build 15.4.3502.0922. A step by step instruction on how to work around this limitation would be most appreciated.
    Monday, October 25, 2010 7:07 PM

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    You are referring to Windows Live Mesh, not Live Mesh - www.mesh.com


    For discussion of the new Windows Live Mesh (formerly Sync), (as well as the released Live Sync version) go here:



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    Monday, October 25, 2010 7:26 PM
  • Live Mesh 2001 (Live Essentials 2011) - the replacement for Live Sync formerly Foldershare.

    Can you set destination folder?  Yes!


    Ok, what you need to do is to create the share on the source WITHOUT selecting other machines to sync with.  If you select the machines at creation-time (by use of the simple checkmark) the destination will be the hard-coded path to the my documents folder.

    After creating the share on the source, go to the first destination-pc (or remote into it) and start the live mesh program.  You can now see the shared folder from the sorce-PC with an offer to share/sync it to this pc.   Select that option, and voila - here you can choose any folder as the destination. 

    A bit clumsy - but it works.



    Sunday, October 31, 2010 8:56 AM
  • Here's a key gotcha:

    Files created by mesh outside of your profile and in a shared directory apparently do not inherit permissions from the parent directory!

    Use the suggestion above ONLY if one user on the PC will access the files.


    Friday, November 5, 2010 11:55 PM