SyncToy 2.1 Running On Windows 8


As you may know, I created my own private cloud / icloud – miCloud. I personally prefer to host my data on my own. In conjunction with my iPhone and iPad I really love the app File Explorer with an FTP access to my private iCloud and SkyDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive connection. So I transferred all my data from the PC (Windows 7 Home Premium) to my private iCloud. But on the one hand I want to have direct access on my PC, on the other hand I want to backup my data.

I tested SyncToy 2.1 on Windows 7 because, to my disappointment, Windows 7 Home Premium does not have the function to access offline folders and files, meaning no sync center! And it works perfectly.

Some weeks ago I installed Windows 8 Pro and I was surprised if SyncToy 2.1 will run on Windows 8 Pro (although knowing that there is a sync center): And it will! It works perfectly in conjunction with My Book Live as the NAS of my private iCloud / cloud (‘miCloud). There is no reason for me to change a running system. I stick to SyncToy!

Stay tuned! ;-)

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5 replies
  1. SG
    SG says:

    Did I understand right that SyncToy works with Windows 8?? I’ve tried it several times, and it does not even install. While trying to install SyncToy, it says that .NET Framework 2.0 need to be installed. If you say Ok, and download .NET Framework 2.0, Windows 8 stops you saying that .NET Framework 4.0 is already installed (implicitly mentioning that an older version need not (or rather should not) be installed)

    • Gee Are Pabst
      Gee Are Pabst says:

      Hi SG,

      Yes, it’s right: SyncToy is running on my Windows 8 machine. Did you run the installation of Synctoy as administrator? Did you upgrade from Windows 7? Do you have a 32 or 64 Bit system? Mine is a 64 bit one. I would suggest to deinstall .NET Framework 4.0 if you upgraded from Win 7 and retry installation of SyncToy.

      Gee Are


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