RE: Windows Briefcase Fails Silently
Yes Doug, it happened to me last week. Fortunately I spotted that the sync
process appeared to complete far too quickly...
And because I'm a persistent irritating limey I'm goign to keep hammering at
MS over Vista Briefcase - just search for Briefcase in the forums and you'll
find the issues... another one about to be posted.
Sorry to say I don't have any +ve suggestions for our shared problem
> Hello folks,
> I've used the briefcase feature for years, and currently use it under Vista Home
> Basic to backup working files to a flash drive each day. Recently, I found that
> briefcase updates were not completing properly (some files from synched folders were
> missing). Looking into this, I found that the flash drive did not have enough free
> space to synch all the files. This had been true for about a week. Even so, there
> was *never* a warning message after updating the briefcase!
> In previous versions of Windows, briefcase would warn "there was not enough room on
> drive X to add the file....". I could continue to update the other files (if there
> was room), but at least I knew there was a problem.
> The nasty part is that the briefcase appears to have updated the flash drive
> successfully, when in fact it has not. This could lead to unpleasant surprises when
> trying to restore the "backed up" files. Or, when traveling, on arrival the expected
> files are missing.
> Can anyone reproduce this problem with briefcase on a flash drive under Vista? First,
> set up a briefcase on a flash drive in the usual way and confirm that it updates
> properly. Second, add files to one of the source folders on the hard disk so that
> the total synched size exceeds the capacity of the flash drive. Third, update the
> briefcase. If there is no warning message, you have confirmed my finding.
> If confirmed, any suggestions on how best to report the problem to Microsoft?
> Doug M. in NJ