Have been attempting to use Sync Toy 2.0 to sycronise files/folders on my desktop and laptop computers. Have got it to work O.K. but upon clicking "run" the program seems to work but then records an error. This reads "Error: Unknown error. Access denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0 x 80070005 E_ACCESSDENIED))". I cannot find what this error is caused by. Anyone got any answers? (Maybe a different sync program!) Regards All, Wychwar
Posted: January 27th, 2009, 9:44am
It sounds like one of the computers is not allowing files to be copied. You might look and make sure that the files and their folders are not read-only or that there is not something else that is preventing the copying. Windows XP and Vista are notorious for marking files and their folders read-only. I suspect that is what has happened. I would think that a program like SyncToy would try to uncheck the read-only attribute before copying. Which brings us to another possibility. If you are using a file that is being copied, the file may be open and thus not able to be copied. That also will cause that error. So make sure you do not have anything open on the computers.
Thanks Ray for the reply to question re Sync Toy 2.0. I have made two new folders, one on the desktop computer and one on the laptop. Both these folders shoe "Read Only" in attributes. Un-checking these and clicking "Apply" then "OK" and "OK" in "Properties" would appear to alter the attributes, but right clicking the folder and clicking "Properties" again, shows that the attributes have reverted to "Read Only" again. This seems to apply to all folders. Damned XP! The two folder are named as My Test and My Trial. I have placed a small file within My Trial on the desktop and have used this to try and syncronize with My Test on the Laptop. No joy. Just the error message. On the laptop I can access , via My Network Places, The My trial Folder on the desktop. Clicking this folder opens up my small file. So the computers seem to be connecting via the network O.K. I have also tried disabling the firewall (Zone Alarm) on the laptop. Mystifies me, Regards, Wychwar
The Read-only thing is the way Windows XP works. If you notice, the Read-only checkbox does not have a check in it. It has a box in it. You can click the checkbox until it has a check in it. When you OK or Apply, if the checkbox is empty, it will always end up with a box in the checkbox. Despite that, if you uncheck it once and OK or Apply it, it will undo any read-only attribute in it and they will stay off. Why is Sync Toy doing what it is doing? I do not know.
Thanks again Ray. Point taken about "Read-only" checkbox and the green square within. Presumably clicking on this, which removes the green square, Clicking "Apply", which brings up the "Confirm Attributes Changes" window, then clicking "OK", then "OK" again ensures that the "Read-only" attribute is cancelled. Regards, Wychwar
This is a problem I've often met when copying large files - e.g. image files - to my portable disk over USB connection by Synctoy. When I move large files one by one I don't have the problem, so I think that is has something to do with not released system cache. You can read about it in Microsofts KB330174, or KB321733 Furthermore I switched back to Synctoy V 1.1 cause V 2.0 is faster and therefore I encouter this error even more. And I do copy large files by hand and not with Synctoy.
But as you can read in the Microsofts articles it is a nasty problem, and nobody knows the real solution.