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Problem with Sync?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Niwotian60, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Niwotian60

    Jul 7, 2008
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    I have been using sync to keep some important directories on my
    laptop backed up to a flash drive. Today I made some changes to
    a couple of files using another machine and copied these to my
    flash drive so I could sync them back to my laptop.

    I did a dry run with the sync /n option and discovered that 13
    files would be copied from my flash drive to my laptop rather
    than just the two I expected. I looked at the names, timestamps,
    and file sizes of the 11 files that I didn't expect to see and
    they were identical on both the laptop and the flash drive. Just
    to be sure, I ran an MD5 sum on the files and these were also
    identical! So why would they cause a sync copy?

    I remember back in 4NT 8.x there was a bug with sync when
    comparing timestamps of files on NTFS drives with those on FAT
    drives, which happens to be the case here (laptop = NTFS, flash
    drive = FAT32). Has this bug crept back in? Or is there
    another problem here (perhaps on my part?).

    I'm running TCC 9.02.151 on Win XP SP2.

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