Problem Syncing Network Folders

Posted: 02-23-2009, 11:30 PM
I've just picked up a laptop which came preinstalled with Vista and am slowly
getting used to use it. I have a wireless network at home (the laptop, 2
desktops & network storage drive). I have a folder on the Network storage
drive that I'd like to have synced with the laptop so I can work with the
files while away from home, but I can't get the files to sync.

What I have tried so far is this:
- I've right-clicked on the network folder and checked off 'Always Avilable
Online' under the Offline Files Tab.
- The folder (and all its subfolders) show a little green sync symbol next
to their various names.
- Forgetting about automatic schedules for now, I've gone into Sync centre
and tried to manually Sync. The Sync perpetually fails with about 8 conflicts
and 650 errors.
- The conflicts always seems to be random temp files, which I then delete
- The errors are all due to: "The process cannot access the file because it
is being used by another process" This is strange, because I only have the
Sync Centre running and all other metwork machines are off.

What am I missing,how come I can't sync?

Problem Syncing Network Folders


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RE: Problem Syncing Network Folders
Posted: 02-23-2009, 11:43 PM
In Addition:
- I've gone into services to ensure that the offline files service is started
- The network storage is not a server or anything, it's just a hard drive in
a caddy connected to my wireless router. The files on the storage drive are
easily accessible across the network and the only trouble I'm having is
syncing them...


"Marconius" wrote:
> I've just picked up a laptop which came preinstalled with Vista and am slowly
> getting used to use it. I have a wireless network at home (the laptop, 2
> desktops & network storage drive). I have a folder on the Network storage
> drive that I'd like to have synced with the laptop so I can work with the
> files while away from home, but I can't get the files to sync.
>
> What I have tried so far is this:
> - I've right-clicked on the network folder and checked off 'Always Avilable
> Online' under the Offline Files Tab.
> - The folder (and all its subfolders) show a little green sync symbol next
> to their various names.
> - Forgetting about automatic schedules for now, I've gone into Sync centre
> and tried to manually Sync. The Sync perpetually fails with about 8 conflicts
> and 650 errors.
> - The conflicts always seems to be random temp files, which I then delete
> - The errors are all due to: "The process cannot access the file because it
> is being used by another process" This is strange, because I only have the
> Sync Centre running and all other metwork machines are off.
>
> What am I missing,how come I can't sync?
>
 
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