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File Synchronization - Synchronizes UNCHANGED Files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Zakhary, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Zakhary

    Zakhary Flightless Bird

    So that I have my documents with me at all times and so that "My Documents"
    are the same on both my home desktop and my laptop, I set my "My Documents"
    address on my laptop to my "My Documents" folder on the desktop and set the
    files to be made available offline.

    As with all offline shared file synchronization processes, when I
    synchronize my files, the system scans all files of both computers for any
    changes or new files, and if and only if there are any, it synchronizes those
    changes or new files.

    For some odd reason, I have a handful or so of media files that go through a
    full synchronization process if Windows Media Player is ever used while the
    two computers are not connected. It doesn't matter if I have played or made
    changes to that particular file or not; just if Windows Media Player was used
    on either computer while the laptop was offline. So, somehow, Windows Media
    Player makes minor changes to these particular media files when it is opened

    Why does this happen and how can I stop it from continuing?

    --
    -Zakhary
     
  2. Anteaus

    Anteaus Flightless Bird

    Not sure if this is the reason, but WMP has an option to download
    track/performer information from the Internet. It may be that this downloaded
    info is being written to ID3 tags in the files.

    "Zakhary" wrote:

    > So that I have my documents with me at all times and so that "My Documents"
    > are the same on both my home desktop and my laptop, I set my "My Documents"
    > address on my laptop to my "My Documents" folder on the desktop and set the
    > files to be made available offline.
    >
    > As with all offline shared file synchronization processes, when I
    > synchronize my files, the system scans all files of both computers for any
    > changes or new files, and if and only if there are any, it synchronizes those
    > changes or new files.
    >
    > For some odd reason, I have a handful or so of media files that go through a
    > full synchronization process if Windows Media Player is ever used while the
    > two computers are not connected. It doesn't matter if I have played or made
    > changes to that particular file or not; just if Windows Media Player was used
    > on either computer while the laptop was offline. So, somehow, Windows Media
    > Player makes minor changes to these particular media files when it is opened
    >
    > Why does this happen and how can I stop it from continuing?
    >
    > --
    > -Zakhary
     

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