Bugs in Live Synch

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delenca

In contrast to some other posts on this website, I have to say that so far my
experience with the transition has beek ok.

Both computers running Win XP are currently running Live Sync successfully,
and my 5 folders are synchronized.

However, I have a found a few bugs, which I detail below:

1) The website does not accurately report which computers are currently
synchronized.
2) On Computer "W", 4/5 "Personal Libraries" did not get automatically
transferred from Foldershare to Live Sync - the program just reported that
there was an error and to go to the website to set them up again
3) After completing (2) successfully last night, I woke up this morning to
discover that 3/5 libraries were grayed out for computer "W", meaning that
"W" was no longer getting the synchs. I re-re-set up those libraries in "W"
and since then (3 hours) I have had no problem.
4) This is not a bug but a complaint about the user interface. Having to
navigate the hierarchy of the directories every time I have had to set up a
library is really cumbersome (especially because we have to wait for the
browser to read the directory contents and refresh). I have had to do this
several times over the last week and it's annoying. Why not just let the user
copy and paste a path?!

I have to say that I was surprised by the abruptness of the switch. I know
we have been warned of the impending transfer but at least give people a
heads up on when they should expect it! Bizarre to say the least.

So, in summary, my experience so far: bumpy but not the screeching crash I
had feared. (knock on wood)

-Alex
 

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Jeremy Epling [MSFT]

Thanks for your feedback.

Your migration issues where probably due to a slowness in the system
yesterday, which has been fixed.

We will look into your first website issue and the copy/paste feature request.

--
Jeremy Epling
Lead Program Manager - Windows Live Sync (formerly FolderShare)


"delenca" wrote:

> In contrast to some other posts on this website, I have to say that so far my
> experience with the transition has beek ok.
>
> Both computers running Win XP are currently running Live Sync successfully,
> and my 5 folders are synchronized.
>
> However, I have a found a few bugs, which I detail below:
>
> 1) The website does not accurately report which computers are currently
> synchronized.
> 2) On Computer "W", 4/5 "Personal Libraries" did not get automatically
> transferred from Foldershare to Live Sync - the program just reported that
> there was an error and to go to the website to set them up again
> 3) After completing (2) successfully last night, I woke up this morning to
> discover that 3/5 libraries were grayed out for computer "W", meaning that
> "W" was no longer getting the synchs. I re-re-set up those libraries in "W"
> and since then (3 hours) I have had no problem.
> 4) This is not a bug but a complaint about the user interface. Having to
> navigate the hierarchy of the directories every time I have had to set up a
> library is really cumbersome (especially because we have to wait for the
> browser to read the directory contents and refresh). I have had to do this
> several times over the last week and it's annoying. Why not just let the user
> copy and paste a path?!
>
> I have to say that I was surprised by the abruptness of the switch. I know
> we have been warned of the impending transfer but at least give people a
> heads up on when they should expect it! Bizarre to say the least.
>
> So, in summary, my experience so far: bumpy but not the screeching crash I
> had feared. (knock on wood)
>
> -Alex
 

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delenca

Hi Jeremy,

Thanks for the reply. Update:

(1) Now it's working
(3) Happened again. The same computer had 4/5 libraries turn "gray". This
might be related to (2) since it's always the same 4 libraries that have the
problem. These are all 4 libraries that used to exist at "Shared Libraries"
until last week when I deleted them and remade them as "Personal Libraries".
I re-re-re-added Computer "W" to one of these libraries and left the others
untouched. Curious to see what happens now.

Cheers,
-Alex

"Jeremy Epling [MSFT]" wrote:

> Thanks for your feedback.
>
> Your migration issues where probably due to a slowness in the system
> yesterday, which has been fixed.
>
> We will look into your first website issue and the copy/paste feature request.
>
> --
> Jeremy Epling
> Lead Program Manager - Windows Live Sync (formerly FolderShare)
>
>
> "delenca" wrote:
>

> > In contrast to some other posts on this website, I have to say that so far my
> > experience with the transition has beek ok.
> >
> > Both computers running Win XP are currently running Live Sync successfully,
> > and my 5 folders are synchronized.
> >
> > However, I have a found a few bugs, which I detail below:
> >
> > 1) The website does not accurately report which computers are currently
> > synchronized.
> > 2) On Computer "W", 4/5 "Personal Libraries" did not get automatically
> > transferred from Foldershare to Live Sync - the program just reported that
> > there was an error and to go to the website to set them up again
> > 3) After completing (2) successfully last night, I woke up this morning to
> > discover that 3/5 libraries were grayed out for computer "W", meaning that
> > "W" was no longer getting the synchs. I re-re-set up those libraries in "W"
> > and since then (3 hours) I have had no problem.
> > 4) This is not a bug but a complaint about the user interface. Having to
> > navigate the hierarchy of the directories every time I have had to set up a
> > library is really cumbersome (especially because we have to wait for the
> > browser to read the directory contents and refresh). I have had to do this
> > several times over the last week and it's annoying. Why not just let the user
> > copy and paste a path?!
> >
> > I have to say that I was surprised by the abruptness of the switch. I know
> > we have been warned of the impending transfer but at least give people a
> > heads up on when they should expect it! Bizarre to say the least.
> >
> > So, in summary, my experience so far: bumpy but not the screeching crash I
> > had feared. (knock on wood)
> >
> > -Alex
 

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