Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Move all file types with Live Mesh even Outlook PST files

There are some limitations with Live Mesh even though it is a promising product. Some files and folders cannot be shared or synchronized. According to this help document there are limits that I sometimes need to work around as I want to use Mesh to move data from one PC to another.

I need to sync even files with these file extensions:

  • .bak
  • .lnk (links / shortcuts)
  • .pst (Outlook personal folders)
  • .tmp

My solution was to zip the folders I needed to move/copy and then I synchronized the zip files. For the zipping I use the excellent freeware 7-zip.

I wanted this to happen peer-to-peer only so for this purpose I stopped synchronizing with the Live Desktop for the folder I used.

The Live Mesh forum is found here.

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