How to get Synctoy or equivalent to work in Windows 10?

Alex Campbell
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I have gone to Microsoft Download to get Synctoy 2.1 and installed it.  All other programs work fine on this computer, but when I run Synctoy, the screen flashes and I can't read the error message.
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AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

Commented:
Get richcopy, it's a front end gui for ROBOCOPY which is a lot more robust than synctoy. You can also use a schedule (I.E start up and log off)

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CESNetwork Administrator

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maybe try running in Windows 8 or 8.1 compatibility mode?
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

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I've used it on W10 x86 and am now using it on W10 x64 without issues (at least as far as I remember).
You might want to call it in an (administrative) command prompt, to see an error message.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist
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Works here too
synctoy.jpg

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Found this at Microsoft and it works:
Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows Features On or Off
Select .Net Framework 3.5 to install. Then install SyncToy 2.1 as usual.
"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015
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Oi. A missing .Net 3.5 is the culprit for many installation issues not detected by the installer ... This should be the first check if an older app does not work with W8+ and W2012+.
Happy you found that yourself ;-).

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