SyncToy 1.2 released

If you are using more than one pc and especially if you are mobile, you likely need or use some type of synchronization tool. I’ve been using Microsoft’s SyncToy since it was released and find it to be an indispensible tool.


I just learned this morning, via James Kendrick, that Microsoft has released version 1.2. Checkout these new features:

  • The ability to type in a UNC path;
  • Support for longer folder pair names and ability to widen the left pane to see those longer names;
  • The ability to support the maximum length for folder paths, and documentation was added to the help file about how to set up a share to be able to sync deep folder pairs;
  • Better handling of the difference in precision between NTFS and FAT timestamps;
  • More discoverable link to the help file for information on how to schedule SyncToy using the Windows XP Task Scheduler;
  • Support for 800×600 screen resolution;
  • Added a warning for users if the selected action will take some time to complete;
  • Added brief explanations of the actions in the user interface;
  • Improved behavior when choosing folders to include or exclude when there are large numbers of folders involved;
  • Improved support for accessibility modes.
  • Support for Daylight Savings Time