I have work on multiple Windows devices. I’ve found Windows Live Mesh to be the best tool to keep files synced between these machines. The key advantage it has over other similar tools like Dropbox is that it can sync solely over p2p. So, I can keep my massive files synced without having to go through the excruciating pain of waiting to have such files upload to the cloud.
Yesterday, I created a new Microsoft Expression Web “site” folder as a sub folder in one of the folders synced by Live Mesh. Later I found that the folder isn’t being synced between my computers. It wasn’t really obvious why but, after much searching, I found the reason. Expression Web is marking the folder as a “System” folder [Why does it do that? Just to make sure it gets to change the folder icon!]
Fire up Command prompt on the folder and check:
C:\path to parent folder>attrib foldername
A S <foldername>
There, it’s confirmed. Remove the system attribute, and watch as Live Mesh continues to sync the folder.
attrib -S foldername
On a positive note, I guess I figured out how to exclude child folders from Mesh 😉