Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:46 PM
Have to say that there seem to be a lot of issues with the Sync Center but here's one I haven't seen in this forum yet: a good proportion ( but not _all_ ) filenames and directories on 2 of the 'partnerships' I have have been changed to UPPERCASE. They revert to original case when the drive is online.
Anyone seen this problem before? Know why it happens? Know how to work around it?
Friday, January 18, 2013 4:52 AMModerator
I am not sure what's the exaclty issue did you get? Can you upload the screenshot to your Sky Drive with a link here.
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Saturday, January 19, 2013 2:22 PM
Spencer - thanks for your reply.
Oh- I did put in a link but I can't post it here as my account hasn't been verified, according to the message I had when trying to post it.
Interestingly, I tried deleting the off-line version of a subdirectory and copying in the correct-case version from a USB stick, but it still converts everything to uppercase!
This shows the view on the laptop's sync'd drive and a selection of the same subdirectories I took off the same network drive as I'm going to be off-site for a few days...
Regards, Mike Watts
- Edited by Mike of Exeter Saturday, January 19, 2013 2:28 PM
Thursday, January 31, 2013 9:33 AM
After mucking around with a lot of settings, taking everything 'not available', disconnecting network drives, diasabling offline files, deleting the cache and so on, with the attendant frustration and time wasting, I never fixed this.
As is usual with so many MS Windows problems, the only recourse I could find was to reinstall it again ( it had already been reinstalled a few months previously due to the normal Windows-grind-to-a-halt-after-a-couple-of-years syndrome ). Apply the never ending patches, re-apply the upgrade to ultimate and hey presto, it now works as it should. Now I can resume my work.
Thursday, February 07, 2013 12:21 PM
Some more information if anyone else comes this way: after all that the problem started to return! Not on all directories & files at first... so what had changed from when it worked before? Answer, the antivirus product. Background: I was having problems with the Computer Associates antivirus product on Windows 7 - CA sold that part off to Total Defense and TD installed their product instead.
So I tested some of the sync before re-installing the AV to check it worked, which it did and I noted above, but noticed that the problem only appeared to files added afterwards. I have binned the TD AV and no more uppercase issues have been seen since.
- Marked As Answer by Mike of Exeter Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:01 AM