Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Microsoft Sync Toy

29 Apr 2013   #1
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Microsoft Sync Toy

Been using the above for a while but cant seem to be clear on the settings for backing up my documents to an external HDD.
There are three options:-
Synchronize
Echo
Contribute.
At the moment I have it set on the Echo mode,Been thinking is that the best option to have it set on.
I would really like to know if anyone else uses this piece of software that can give me some thoughts on this please.
I'm using windows 7 home premium .

Many Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 Apr 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

This should clear things up for you - it explains the 3 options with worked examples:

SyncToy - Backup User Data

ECHO is the safest option to use, so if in doubt use that.

Regards,
Golden
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2013   #3
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Many Thanks for reply,I guess I selected the right option.
Thanks once again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Apr 2013   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Microsoft Sync Toy




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Media Player in sync for 40 minutes, then out of sync
I'm running a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, and for some movies, the video will start in-sync for about 40 minutes, then slowly get farther and farther out of sync, making watching the video un-watchable after another 10 minutes. But it does not do this with all video types. It also does not do...
Media Center
Microsoft Sync Toy
Hi,Just installed the ''Microsoft Sync Toy''. Looking at the three options Top,Syncronise / Middle Echo / Bottom Contribute. Which one of those three should I select,At the moment I have it set on the middle ''Echo'' Advice Please. Thanks a lot.
Software
Microsoft to retire Live Mesh PC-sync service in February 2013
Read more at source: Microsoft to retire Live Mesh PC-sync service in February 2013 | ZDNet
News
Microsoft updating Skydrive, no longer can sync user-defined folders
Dear Microsoft: Please don't take away my Live Mesh | Microsoft - CNET News :mad: I just switched to Skydrive for this! It was a royal pain figuring out how to junction my documents folder on my second drive into my Dropbox folder. Is there any way to avoid upgrading?
Network & Sharing
SYNC
I have a simple problem and have been looking for a simple solution but to no prevail. I have eight folders with multiple sub folders in each. Lots of MP3's, movies and applications, pictures, ect.... I have been trying to find a automatic sync utility that can copy all of the contents of these...
Software
Microsoft Active Sync Installation problems
I want to install the Microsoft Active Sync for my phone on my laptop. the problem is that the setup says that i need adobe flash player 8.0 or later and redirects me to the adobe site. i have already installed and uninstalled the latest flash player from the site several time but still keep...
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:41.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App