SyncToy 1.0 released


After a very brief beta period Microsoft has released the official version 1.0 of the nice utility, SyncToy.  I have been using SyncToy since the beta was released early this month and it works very well.  The SyncToy download page provides details on new features in 1.0 that were not available on the beta:

  • The ability to type in a UNC path;
  • Support for longer folder pair names and ability to widen the left pane to see those longer names;
  • The ability to support the maximum length for folder paths, and documentation was added to the help file about how to set up a share to be able to sync deep folder pairs;
  • Better handling of the difference in precision between NTFS and FAT timestamps;
  • More discoverable link to the help file for information on how to schedule SyncToy using the Windows XP Task Scheduler;
  • Support for 800×600 screen resolution;
  • Added a warning for users if the selected action will take some time to complete;
  • Added brief explanations of the actions in the user interface;
  • Improved behavior when choosing folders to include or exclude when there are large numbers of folders involved;
  • Improved support for accessibility modes.

(via The Office Weblog)



The is a free version of Viceversa. It is does a better job in previewing the coperation; copied file are mark in green and del file in red.


I use ViceVersa and would like to recommend it. You can try it freely at ; it is not free but this is is the ultimate file sync and backup software for windows. It can even copy open files and databases using the Volume Shadow Copy service.

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