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Windows Live Mesh: Program Settings

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GIL

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Will Mesh sync the settings of non-microsoft programs?

Better yet, do you think or know if Mesh will move towards the users being able to format their PC, reinstall everything, connect to the cloud and get ALL their settings back?


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Felipe

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You can select any folder to synchronize so theoretically you can already go a long way. You'll need to find out the settings for yourself though.

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Well, yeah. You could use Mesh to backup and sync your Roaming folder.

But then, why bother having a "Programs Settings" section?
IE Favorites is a folder, so the only real settings being synced are for Office.

I wonder if they will give any program the ability to be listed there.

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Osni

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Yes, Mesh supports syncing non-Microsoft program settings.
The problem is it doesn't allow you to sync certain folders, one of them being the %APPDATA%\Local (where lots of programs save data into...).

I'm having trouble with this, the (temporary) solution I found is to use another program (i'm using SyncBack) to copy data from/to the folder Mesh can't sync to some other folder it can.

Ex.: Before app opens, SyncBack copies folder D:\AppSettings\MyApp to %APPDATA%\Local\MyApp
After it closes, copy %APPDATA%\Local\MyApp back to D:\AppSettings\MyApp

(D:\AppSettings being synced by Mesh)


Hope I helped with something ;)




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