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    Syncing Problem Using Synctoy

    Dear Window's Secrets:

    I read Fred Langa's article with great interest about replacements for Windows Live Mesh in the Feb 7, 2013 Windows Secrets Newsletter. I too am looking for a Mesh replacement and am not happy with SkyDrive.

    I tried both Synctoy and Karen's Replicator per your article and cannot get either program to work!

    Here's my problem:

    In Synctoy (and Replicator) I can select a Local Folder to Sync on my Win 7 64 bit Desktop PC, no problem. When I try to select a folder to sync to on my Acer Laptop PC, also Win 7 X64, which is connected through my WiFi wireless network, I get a Windows Security "Enter Network Password" Screen which requires me to enter a Password. Looks like it wants me to enter my "admin" login password, but that doesn't work. Nothing I put in works. Checkbox says "Remember my creditials" whatever that means? I am stuck here!

    I have absolutley no idea what this password is. I have entered every password I have ever used, including my wireless network password, and still cannot get past this point. I do not remember setting up ths password.

    How do I Work around this password problem?

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    Billy,

    Welcome to the lounge as a new poster.

    What Windows wants is the password for the user account on the other machine.
    I don't know if you are using a Home Group or not. Personally, I don't use homegroups and continue to use standard networking on windows. If you have an account on each machine that uses Exactly the Same Username and Password you will not get these messages.

    HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

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    Thanks so much!
    I was using the same password on both machines, but a Slight Variation in User Names. Now that I know what Windows wanted, it's working Fine.
    You saved me a bunch of time.

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