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Bug in Vista Briefcase

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Old 04-16-2007
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Bug in Vista Briefcase
In addition to the generally dire re-implementation of Briefcase under Vista,
another (XP/pre-XP?) issue has (re)appeared on Vista HP.

I finally caught the briefcase out - in the (badly designed) Update dialog,
the "master" version is marked as Modified, and the briefcase copy is marked
Unmodified.

Select "Details" and one arrives at a "Resolve Conflict" dialog - BOTH files
being noted as having been modified (I have a screenshot if anyone wants it).

File synchronisation is an essential these days: either enable Sync in
non-ultimate versions of Vista or make the Briefcase usable - please!

See other postings by myself and other users for details of cumulative
Briefcase issues - including "silent" update failures.

This should not be considered as a "suggestion": it does not relate to
product development or enhancement, it's about making something do what it
should be doing in the first place properly & usably.

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Old 04-17-2007
retroman
 

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Re: Bug in Vista Briefcase
On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 02:36:01 -0700, Julian <Julian@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I finally caught the briefcase out - in the (badly designed) Update dialog,
>the "master" version is marked as Modified, and the briefcase copy is marked
>Unmodified.
>
>Select "Details" and one arrives at a "Resolve Conflict" dialog - BOTH files
>being noted as having been modified (I have a screenshot if anyone wants it).


Julian,

Confirmed here, I see the same problem on every file! It's bizarre that this wasn't
caught by MS in testing.

Doug M. in NJ
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Old 02-03-2008
 

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Me 3, There still seems to have been no fix for briefcases almost 9 months after the first post.
I need to use briefcases, not sync and offline folders, as I need to keep the files on a USB key for use on 2 laptops.
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Old 02-08-2008
Dilek
 

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Re: Bug in Vista Briefcase
I also have lots of problems with briefcase on Vista. Recently I've found out
that there is a utility called SynchToy from Microsoft. It seems much better
than briefcase. It looks like it is actually usable.

"GSamways" wrote:

>
> Me 3, There still seems to have been no fix for briefcases almost 9
> months after the first post.
> I need to use briefcases, not sync and offline folders, as I need to
> keep the files on a USB key for use on 2 laptops.
>
>
> --
> GSamways
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Old 04-11-2008
Zanderius
 

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Re: Bug in Vista Briefcase
Me 5. I really hope that Microsoft fixes the bugs in Briefcase for Windows
Vista. Why include something if it doesn't work?

How frustrating!


"Dilek" wrote:

> I also have lots of problems with briefcase on Vista. Recently I've found out
> that there is a utility called SynchToy from Microsoft. It seems much better
> than briefcase. It looks like it is actually usable.
>
> "GSamways" wrote:
>
> >
> > Me 3, There still seems to have been no fix for briefcases almost 9
> > months after the first post.
> > I need to use briefcases, not sync and offline folders, as I need to
> > keep the files on a USB key for use on 2 laptops.
> >
> >
> > --
> > GSamways
> > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
> >
> >

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Old 01-21-2009
druekberg
 

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Re: Bug in Vista Briefcase

Yeah, I got a long list of files that are listed as deleted. I keep a
sync copy of important files from my C drive on a briefcase on a flash
drive and then also create a briefcase on my network drive at work and
sync the flash drive briefcase to it. That way I can work on my files
wherever I am at work without carrying my flash drive around. I got
Vista last week and just synced all my files, but Vista Briefcase now
lists about 50 files on my C drive as deleted, when they are there. I
verified. THIS IS NOT SAVING ME TIME. Why is Vista so incompatible
with everything? Why can't they upgrade an OS without screwing it up?


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Old 01-22-2009
R. C. White
 

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Re: Bug in Vista Briefcase
Yet another disembodied Reply relayed here - without context - via the
"vBulletin USENET gateway" from some anonymous "forum" somewhere in the
Internet cloud. :>(

RC
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(Running Windows Live Mail 2009 in Win7 Ultimate x64 7000)

"druekberg" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Yeah, I got a long list of files that are listed as deleted. I keep a
> sync copy of important files from my C drive on a briefcase on a flash
> drive and then also create a briefcase on my network drive at work and
> sync the flash drive briefcase to it. That way I can work on my files
> wherever I am at work without carrying my flash drive around. I got
> Vista last week and just synced all my files, but Vista Briefcase now
> lists about 50 files on my C drive as deleted, when they are there. I
> verified. THIS IS NOT SAVING ME TIME. Why is Vista so incompatible
> with everything? Why can't they upgrade an OS without screwing it up?
>
>
> --
> druekberg


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Old 01-27-2009
Tushar
 

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Re: Bug in Vista Briefcase
I was also using the briefcase for years and in xp it worked great for
synching files...
as soon as i bought a new notebook with vista i screwed my files which i
saved for years..
Microsoft need to do something about this crapware...

-Tushar

"R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote in message
news:4DB9F561-C6B1-43D3-BC39-B6A4CCF1B6EC@microsoft.com...
> Yet another disembodied Reply relayed here - without context - via the
> "vBulletin USENET gateway" from some anonymous "forum" somewhere in the
> Internet cloud. :>(
>
> RC
> --
> R. C. White, CPA
> San Marcos, TX
> rc@grandecom.net
> Microsoft Windows MVP
> (Running Windows Live Mail 2009 in Win7 Ultimate x64 7000)
>
> "druekberg" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
> news:64264bbad02330ce82e5314bb4194371@nntp-gateway.com...
>>
>> Yeah, I got a long list of files that are listed as deleted. I keep a
>> sync copy of important files from my C drive on a briefcase on a flash
>> drive and then also create a briefcase on my network drive at work and
>> sync the flash drive briefcase to it. That way I can work on my files
>> wherever I am at work without carrying my flash drive around. I got
>> Vista last week and just synced all my files, but Vista Briefcase now
>> lists about 50 files on my C drive as deleted, when they are there. I
>> verified. THIS IS NOT SAVING ME TIME. Why is Vista so incompatible
>> with everything? Why can't they upgrade an OS without screwing it up?
>>
>>
>> --
>> druekberg

>


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Old 01-28-2009
Retroman
 

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Re: Re: Bug in Vista Briefcase
On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:37:46 +0530, "Tushar" <tusharmutneja@gmail.com>
wrote:

>I was also using the briefcase for years and in xp it worked great for
>synching files...
>as soon as i bought a new notebook with vista i screwed my files which i
>saved for years..
>Microsoft need to do something about this crapware...


They already have a replacement. It's called SyncToy:

https://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/...displaylang=en

SyncToy is light-years ahead of Briefcase, which is no longer being
developed. Why it was included in Vista is a complete mystery.

Doug M. in NJ
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