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I've been running various versions of Live Mesh and Live Sync on my Mac over the past year. So far I haven't been terribly happy with Live Mesh, but it got the job done, albeit very slowly at times.  I'm am very exited at what I am seeing though in the latest Windows Live Sync beta for both Windows and Mac OS X.

When installing the latest version of Live Sync, which is still in beta I ran across the following error on start:

"Sorry, there is a problem with Windows Live Sync. Please quit Sync, make sure your computer is connected to the Internet, and then start Sync again."

A Google search led me to Brian Hall's blog post at:

http://www.bhall.com/2010/07/fix-windows-live-sync-beta-for-mac.html

His specific post didn't help, but the link he provided to Microsoft sure did:

http://www.windowslivehelp.com/thread.aspx?threadid=02bfeeed-601e-40e9-977c-65d4c656a5ce&page=1

Deleting the folder at the following location seemed to do the trick for me:

~/Library/Application Support/Live Id

After deleting that and emptying the trash the Live Sync beta started no problem and prompted me for my Live ID and password.

Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 1:59 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Windows Live Sync on Mac

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great post. instruction worked for me. noted though it's the user Library folder (as indicated by ~) rather than the root Library folder.
Left by bluesky on Sep 08, 2010 7:35 AM

# re: Windows Live Sync on Mac
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Thanks for the clarification, you are right it is the User's Library Folder, aka
/Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Live Id
Left by Ryan on Sep 08, 2010 2:10 PM

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worked!

only dude who knew how to fix it. thanks mate
Left by Ath on Oct 16, 2010 6:17 AM

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Worked for me
Left by Anselm on Oct 17, 2010 2:07 PM

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I dont have /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Live Id, nor do I have a folder WLSync which other posts state the file is in to delete.
Left by Steve on Oct 28, 2010 12:18 AM

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That worked for me, thanks!
Left by Adam on Oct 30, 2010 10:27 AM

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that worked great! I was just about to give up!
Left by Joseph on Nov 08, 2010 4:27 AM

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Thanks for this Ryan - stupidly I'd become dependent on an MS solution. I should have known better, but this is currently the best solution on the market for local network syncing.
Great stuff, thanks very much!
Left by Mike on Mar 06, 2011 8:36 AM

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