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I have just had a 2 hour battle with Live Mesh which has reminded me just how much I have come to rely on Live Mesh in my day to day life and how well it normally works (It gets the “It just works” tick)
I am currently regularly using:
In the past I would have tried to keep these things in sync with Goodsync (Which is still great software – but fiddly for so many machines and folders and is only peer to peer) but I now rely 100% on Live Mesh to do this.
Which is why I was rather upset to realise that all the work I had done yesterday on VS2010 had not been synced to my other machines. Live Mesh was broken for that machine for one folder - “My Projects”. The cause – a bug in Live Mesh but a bug triggered by me.
On all my machines I sync “My Projects” to “C:\My Projects”. But yesterday I noticed I had accidentally synced to “C:\Projects” on this one machine. I went into explorer and renamed “C:\Projects” to “C:\My Projects” and all seemed well. Except Live Mesh was no longer syncing. This is when Live Mesh got confused. I tried:
The most common error I was getting was:
“Request to MOE failed with status code 404 Resource not found”
In the past I have uninstalled Live Mesh when faced with this sort of issue – but luckly I found this handy post. The suggestion to stop Live Mesh and delete the Store folder which for me was “C:\users\ericnel\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Live Mesh\GacBase\Store”. It worked a treat. All is now well with Live Mesh again and I can get back to doing some proper work!
UPDATE: One of the mesh team contacted me with this helpful advice:
If you hit an issue post a description of the issue to http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/LiveMesh/threads/ so that the team can follow up. Ideally before you delete your store, run the “Collect Live Mesh Logs” utility from the start menu, which places a .cab file full of diagnostic info on the desktop. That can be sent through later if the team ask for it.