Windows 10: SyncToy problems

Discus and support SyncToy problems in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I've recently bought a new PC, running Windows 10, which is up-to-date, version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.685). In the past I've used SyncToy to backup... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by ralphholmes, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. SyncToy problems


    I've recently bought a new PC, running Windows 10, which is up-to-date, version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.685).
    In the past I've used SyncToy to backup files, but I can't get this to install on my new PC.
    When I try to install SyncToy, I get this message:
    "This setup requires the .NET Framework version 2.0.50727. Please install the .NET Framework and run this setup again. The .NET Framework can be obtained from the web. Would you like to do this now?"
    When I do this, and try again to install SyncToy, I get the same message. It looks as if the latest version of .NET is not what is required.
    If I try to install the requested version of .NET, then I get a message that a more recent version is already installed.
    Is SyncToy no longer a viable means of backing up?

    If it is still a viable backup method, how can I get it to install - keep it simple, please.
    Any help will be gratefully received.
    Cheers
    Ralph

    :)
     
    ralphholmes, Jan 7, 2021
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  2. Synctoy

    Hi Kevin,

    Let's determine the cause of the issue. Kindly provide us more details by answering the following questions:

    • Are you using a 32bit or 64bit system? On the Start menu, type System, and then hit Enter.
    • Are you getting any error messages before the SyncToy application hangs?
    • Has the SyncToy application in Windows 10 ever worked before?
    We look forward to your response.
     
    Monica Cam, Jan 7, 2021
    #2
  3. Pavan_N Win User
    Updte Plans for Microsoft SyncToy

    Hi Lamak,

    Issues related to SyncToy are support in the SyncToy forum. I suggest you to post the query in the following link for better assistance.

    Technet forums

    Hope this information helps.
     
    Pavan_N, Jan 7, 2021
    #3
  4. Jon Cohen Win User

    SyncToy problems

    SyncToy is critical functionality for me. Please keep it viable!

    My objective is to maintain my secondary (laptop) computer so that if my primary (desktop) computer dies or if I lose my Internet connection, I can continue work. I put all my critical files in a "Sync Data" folder on the desktop of both computers, and
    when I change anything, I just let SyncToy sync those folders up.

    Networking in general & SyncToy in particular has been losing functionality with Windows 10 for some time. I'm having a very difficult time getting both computers appropriately visible to the other via Networking & File Sharing, and SyncToy simply can't "see"
    the other computers on the network.

    So,

    1. Are the alternatives to SyncToy that work well?
    2. How can we provide feedback to Microsoft to keep SyncToy working?
    3. And I wouldn't mind some ease-of-use improvements.

    One of the SyncToy web pages suggested this as an alternative: Free Backup Software for Windows 10/8/7 - AOMEI Backupper Standard

    Anyone have any experience with this software?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Jon Cohen, Jan 7, 2021
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