SyncToy time issue?

SyncToy time issue?

Post by SmltIExld2 » Sun, 07 Aug 2005 03:24:05

Hi Dan,

I'm one of the program managers working on SyncToy.

We've seen this (or a similar issue rather) on another forum. We're still
looking into it. In the other case, it looks like it may be related to
differences in the precision with which the modified date timestamp is stored
between NTFS and FAT volumes. We're looking at options for fixes that we can
make there before release.

Could you tell me, do you know if your source drive is formatted as an NTFS
volume? If so, it's likely to be the same issue.


SyncToy time issue?

Post by RGFuIEZsZX » Sun, 07 Aug 2005 13:08:04

Hi Jim:

Yes, the source volume is NTFS and the destination is FAT. Sounds like the
same problem.

How about the problem of the delete. I deleted the file from the "left"
folder, and when I resynced, rather than deleting the file from the "right"
folder, it replaced the file from the "right" folder to the "left" folder.
Any ideas about that problem?



SyncToy time issue?

Post by S2Fyc3Rlbi » Sun, 21 Aug 2005 20:33:05

Hi there,
what do you think about dropping this Timestamp-method and change to
(MD5)-Checksums? That would be safer, more precise but - of course - much
slower (But slow an reliable is better then fast and somewhat stupid, or?)


SyncToy time issue?

Post by R2VvcmdlIE » Thu, 22 Sep 2005 08:36:02

Hi Karsten,

You can effect your change by selecting the "check file contents" checkbox
under options.

I hope this helps...