Thursday, March 18, 2010

Portable Apps not syncing to Live Mesh

The PortableApps folder does not get synchronized with Live Mesh because it is marked as a System file. Live mesh does not synchronize system or hidden files.

To remove the System attribute from the Portable App's folders:

  1. Start > Run
  2. Type cmd and press OK.
  3. Navigate to your portable apps directory (i.e. the folder that contains both Documents and PortableApps) (e.g. CD d:)
  4. Type the following commands to remove the system attribute:
    1. attrib -S Documents
    2. attrib -S PortableApps
    3. attrib -S Documents\Music
    4. attrib -S Documents\Pictures
    5. attrib -S Documents\Videos
  5. You are done. The folders should now sync automatically within the next few minutes.
Note: This will get rid of the folder icons that the folders used to have, however, I think it's a small price to pay for having the folders sync to Live Mesh.

For more information about the attrib command, type attrib /? into the command prompt.

1 comment:

  1. I know this post is almost two years old, but I was troubleshooting the same problem this morning, and this is exactly what I needed. Thanks!