Re: Windows Live Sync replacing FolderShare: What you need to know

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delenca

Hi Francisco,

Thank you for the reply.

I have now successfully transferred all my shared libraries to personal
libraries without much ado. Just one note for other people:

1) If you want the personal library to refer to the exact folder as the
shared folder, you have to go the Shared Library in question and do "delete
this library" from the FolderShare website (it'll just stop synchronizing -
it won't touch the files) before you create personal library.

-Alex

"Francisco Garcia-Ascanio [MSFT]" wrote:

> Hi Alex,
>
> My recommendation would be to switch your shared libraries to personal
> libraries since it will make the transition much smoother.
>
> The easiest way to do this is the following:
>
> 1) Determine which FolderShare account you want as your main account (this
> should be your account that's the owner of all, if not most, of your shared
> libraries)
> 2) For each computer that is running FolderShare but isn't logged in with
> your main account
> a) Log out of the FolderShare client
> b) Log in to the FolderShare CLIENT with your main account
> 2) Log in to the FolderShare WEBSITE with your main account
> 3) Add your computers to your personal libraries.
> 4) [Optional] Remove the shared users (your other accounts) from the
> libraries
>
> Since you already had all those file synchronized before your files won't
> need to resync. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
>
> Thanks,
> Francisco
>
> --
> Francisco Garcia-Ascanio
> Program Manager
> Windows Live FolderShare
>
> "delenca" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

> >
> > Hi Francisco,
> >
> > I wonder what you recommend as best practice in this case. Turns out I
> > have been using "Shared Libraries" as "Personal Libraries" (I would invite
> > myself...). I have basically 4 libraries that I keep synched across 3
> > computers. One of these libraries is huge (>8000 files, 14.6 GB). Should I
> > just keep the status quo and reset up the shared libraries once the
> > transition happens or should I switch to the personal folder system now
> > (would it confuse the program - i.e. force it to re-synch - if I switched
> > from shared to personal)? Thanks, I just want to be prepared once the
> > transition happens.
> >
> > And I agree the 20 "folders" vs 20 "libraries" is confusing/misleading (I
> > hope!).
> >
> > Cheers,
> > -Alex
> >
> > "Francisco Garcia-Ascanio [MSFT]" wrote:
> >

> >> Hi Josh,
> >>
> >> Since the new FolderShare (Sync) client will use Windows Live ID, as the
> >> way
> >> to sign-in, all shared libraries will have to be "rebuilt". This means
> >> one
> >> of the following for you:
> >>
> >> 1) If you’re the owner of a shared library that library will get migrated
> >> over to the new system, so you will need to re-invite anyone who was
> >> previously invited to that library. Remember you will need to send an
> >> invite to their Windows Live ID. As the email mentioned, it's
> >> recommended
> >> that you write down who has access to your shared libraries so you can
> >> have
> >> it on hand for future reference.
> >>
> >> 2) If you weren't the owner of the shared library you'll have to wait to
> >> get
> >> a new invite from the owner of the shared library.
> >>
> >> In both cases your files and folders will remain untouched.
> >>
> >> Let us know if you have any questions.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Francisco
> >
 

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