[windows2000] Download Pick: Synctoy 2.0

  • From: "Jim Kenzig http://thin.ms" <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: THIN <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 09:32:07 -0400

This weeks download pick is Synctoy. Microsoft has released an updated
version of the Synctoy Powertoy for windows which allows you to easily sync
files and folders..

Here is a list of the new features of Synctoy 2.0 from the Readme
 Dynamic Drive Letter Assignment: Drive letter reassignment will now be
detected and updated in the folder pair definition.
True Folder Sync: Folder creates, renames and deletes are now synchronized
for all SyncToy actions.
Exclusion Filtering Based on Name: File exclusion based on name with exact
or fuzzy matching.
Filtering Based on File Attributes: The ability to exclude files based on
one or more file attributes (Read-Only, System, Hidden).
Unattended Folder Pair Execution: Addressed issues related to running
scheduled folder pairs while logged off.
Folder Pairs With Shared Endpoints: Ability for folder pairs associated with
the same or different instances of SyncToy to share end-points.
Command line enhancements: Added the ability to manage folder pairs via the
command line interface.
Re-Architect Sync Engine: The SyncToy engine has been rearchitected to
provide scalability and the ability to add significant enhancements in
future releases.
Sync engine is also more robust insomuch that many single, file level errors
are skipped without affecting the entire sync operation.
Sync Encrypted Files: Sync of Encrypted files works when local folder and
files are encrypted, which addresses the common scenario involving sync
between local, encrypted laptop PC folder and remote, unencrypted desktop PC
64-Bit Support: SyncToy now has a native 64-bit build (x64 only) for 64-bit
versions of Windows.
Folder pair rename
Sub-folder Exclusion Enhancements: Descendents created under excluded
sub-folders are automatically excluded. Usability improvements for the
sub-folder exclusion dialog.
Folder Pair Metadata Moved: Folder pair metadata removed from MyDocuments to
resolve any issues with server-based folder pair re-direction setup.
Setup Improvements: Integrated setup with single self-extracting archive
file and no extra downloads if you already have .NET Framework 2.0
installed. Enabled silent install for the SyncToy Installer file (see
readme.txt file for more information). Removed combine and subscribe
Removed combine and subscribe actions

Get it at:
There is also a white paper now that explains Synctoy and how it can be used
to enhance your workflow at:

Jim Kenzig
Blog: http://www.techblink.com

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