Accessing files during File sync

User has offline files set up in Windows 7 Pro.  When they login to the network the sync runs automatically.  Can they access the files on the server while the sync is running or should they wait until it finishes?

Thank you,
cja
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Steven HarrisPresidentCommented:
Is this a part of a backup solution?

There are some software solutions that can still sync/backup files that are open/in use; however as a general rule, it is not recommended to do this as the file could be skipped (not accessible) or corrupted.
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cja-tech-guyAuthor Commented:
It is not a backup, it is just a sync of files that were accessed while the laptop was being used at home. Any files that changed during that time are synced to server at login.
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Steven HarrisPresidentCommented:
I am also assuming that the sync runs throughout the day to maintain the mirror, echo or contribution?

If that is the case I see no reason why the files cannot be accessed during this time.
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cja-tech-guyAuthor Commented:
I believe the synch runs throughout the day because it does not run when the user logs off like it used to do in XP.  I think that is the default setting in Windows 7 with a 2008 server.  The reason I ask is that the sync time after logging in has increased to about 45 minutes and the user does not want to wait to start working while the synch runs.  I'm also trying to determine what has caused the sync time to increase.
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Steven HarrisPresidentCommented:
There should be no issues accessing the files then.  In the event that a file is missed, it will be synced later in the day.

As for the Sync taking so long, have you done any basic troubleshooting?  Network latency, bandwidth, file size increases, etc.
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cja-tech-guyAuthor Commented:
I have not, it is hard to get access to this machine, but the speed when accessing other network shares is normal, not slow at all.  Thanks for the answer to the other question about accessing files during the synch process.
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