SyncToy 2.0 Beta Released to Download Center



SyncToy 2.0 Beta has just been officially released to the Microsoft download

Download Center Link:

SyncToy (which is the most popular PowerToy download and the 48th most
popular Developer Center download) allows users to easily copy, move, rename,
and delete files between folders, computers, USB thumb drives and more.

Some of the new features in this release include:
• Dynamic Drive Letter Assignment: Drive letter reassignment will now be
detected and updated in the folder pair definition.
• True Folder Sync: Folder creates, renames and deletes are now synchronized
for all SyncToy actions.
• Exclusion Filtering Based on Name: File exclusion based on name with exact
or fuzzy matching.
• Filtering Based on File Attributes: The ability to exclude files based on
one or more file attributes (Read-Only, System, Hidden).
• Unattended Folder Pair Execution: Addressed issues related to running
scheduled folder pairs while logged off.
• Folder Pairs With Shared Endpoints: Ability for folder pairs associated
with the same or different instances of SyncToy to share end-points.
• Command line enhancements: Added the ability to manage folder pairs via
the command line interface.
• The SyncToy engine has been re-architected to provide scalability and the
ability to add significant enhancements in future releases.
• Sync engine is also more robust insomuch that many single, file level
errors are skipped without affecting the entire sync operation.
• Sync Encrypted Files: Sync of Encrypted files works when local folder and
files are encrypted, which addresses the common scenario involving sync
between local, encrypted laptop PC folder and remote, unencrypted desktop PC
• 64-Bit compatibility
• Folder pair rename
• Sub-folder Exclusion Enhancements: Descendents creates under excluded
sub-folders are automatically excluded.
• Folder Pair Metadata Moved: Folder pair metadata removed from My Documents
to resolve any issues with server-based folder pair re-direction setup.
• Removed combine and subscribe actions.

Liam Cavanagh
Data Replication and Synchronization
Program Manager


Liam said:
SyncToy 2.0 Beta has just been officially released to the Microsoft download

I just got the notification and installed it. So far I like the new
features I've seen, and it has worked perfectly.

The only problem I ever reported was that it maintained the R/O
attribute of files it copied, but when the file was next copied it
failed because the output file was R/O (D'Oh!). I've not noticed any of
these incidents, but it's too early to be sure.

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