Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Files/folders not synchronized by Live Mesh

Are there types of files or folders that I cannot share or synchronize? : Live Mesh : Live Mesh : Microsoft Forums

Here is a link to a post on Live Mesh forum listing the types of folders and files that are not synchronized by Mesh client.

You cannot synchronize or share the following with Live Mesh:

  • Files containing obscene or copyrighted material. Copying or
    sharing unauthorized materials, including materials that you did not
    create or you do not have the rights necessary for use, is a violation
    of the Windows Live terms of use. See the Microsoft Copyright Notice and FAQ.
  • Files whose names begin with a tilde (~)
  • desktop.ini
  • thumbs.db
  • Hidden files
  • Windows Systems folders
  • Your Desktop directory folder (for example,
    C:\users\[myusername]\Desktop on Windows Vista or C:\Documents and
    Settings\[myusername]\Desktop on Windows XP)
  • Files and folders stored on removable media (such as an external hard drive, flash drive, or USB drive)
  • Files and folders stored on mapped network drives

Live Mesh also blocks files that have the following file extensions:

  • .bak
  • .gfs
  • .lnk
  • .mbf
  • .mny
  • .mpc
  • .pst
  • .sav
  • .tmp
  • .wlx
  • .laccdb

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