SyncToy v1.4 for Windows XP

by Vitaly Popovich [Published on 1 Nov. 2006 / Last Updated on 1 Nov. 2006]


Microsoft released new version of its sync utility, SyncToy, which can be used to sync remote and local folders. SyncToy reached version 1.4.
The list of improvements is quite long:

The ability to type in a UNC path;
Support for longer folder pair names and ability to widen the left pane to see those longer names;
The ability to support the maximum length for folder paths, and documentation was added to the help file about how to set up a share to be able to sync deep folder pairs;
Better handling of the difference in precision between NTFS and FAT timestamps;
More discoverable link to the help file for information on how to schedule SyncToy using the Windows XP Task Scheduler;
Support for 800x600 screen resolution;
Added a warning for users if the selected action will take some time to complete;
Added brief explanations of the actions in the user interface;
Improved behavior when choosing folders to include or exclude when there are large numbers of folders involved;
Improved support for accessibility modes.

SyncToy is quite decent and easy to use. It can do scheduled synchronization as well so it can be quite useful for distributed backups, transfer of files between folders etc.
You can download this utility from here: SyncToy v1.4 download link .


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Microsoft released new version of its sync utility, SyncToy, which can be used to sync remote and local folders. SyncToy reached version 1.4.

The list of improvements is quite long:

  • The ability to type in a UNC path;
  • Support for longer folder pair names and ability to widen the left pane to see those longer names;
  • The ability to support the maximum length for folder paths, and documentation was added to the help file about how to set up a share to be able to sync deep folder pairs;
  • Better handling of the difference in precision between NTFS and FAT timestamps;
  • More discoverable link to the help file for information on how to schedule SyncToy using the Windows XP Task Scheduler;
  • Support for 800x600 screen resolution;
  • Added a warning for users if the selected action will take some time to complete;
  • Added brief explanations of the actions in the user interface;
  • Improved behavior when choosing folders to include or exclude when there are large numbers of folders involved;
  • Improved support for accessibility modes.

SyncToy is quite decent and easy to use. It can do scheduled synchronization as well so it can be quite useful for distributed backups, transfer of files between folders etc.

You can download this utility from here: SyncToy v1.4 download link .

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