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Unable to sync the My Music folder

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Madmaxneo
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Unable to sync the My Music folder

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This has been going on for several months now and I originally posted this issue on the Windows forums but there are no responses.
I am on Windows 10 Pro 64 bit and I am using Syncback free to sync files between my desktop and my laptop on my home network but within the past few months I have not been able to sync the My Music folder to my laptop.

I had an issue with syncing after the Windows ver 2004 update on my desktop. At first when I tried to run syncback to sync a couple folders between my laptop and desktop it would not work. I had to go into both computers and reset all my sharing options, these were the steps I followed:

1. Checked and then changed the folders so they are shared.
2. Switched both computers to a private network. They were on this prior but the last update changed this setting to a public network for some reason. I then had to reshare the folders.
3. I discovered that password access for the different computers was on and for some reason my normal login and password would not work. To fix this I removed the password requirement.
4. Once that was done I discovered the folder options had reverted back to being unshared. So I reshared them, again.

This worked great for the "RPG" folder as I am able to sync that folder just fine now. For some reason it does not work for the "My Music" folder that is located on my desktop. When I run syncback for this folder I get the network error that the path does not exist. I try to modify the path but then I get the following error:

Windows cannot access <Music Folder>
You do not have permission to access <Music Folder>. Contact your network administrator to request access.


Note that I am the network administrator as this is my home network.
Also note that I do not see either path under Network in File Explorer on my laptop but the RPG folder syncs just fine.

I have double checked and ensured the permissions are set the same on both folders between both computers.

Whatever the issue is I am missing something here. I have no idea why one drive will share just fine but the other will not yet they both have the same settings on them for sharing.

Note that I just tried to do the sync from my desktop this time but I have the same issue in that it will not access the My music folder on my laptop.
mmullins_98
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Re: Unable to sync the My Music folder

Post by mmullins_98 »

There are several ways to access your Music folder. The website at the link below may show you something worthwhile to share the right folder.

https://winaero.com/move-music-folder-windows-10/
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Re: Unable to sync the My Music folder

Post by Madmaxneo »

Thanks, but I figured out what the issue was. I only gave myself access but apparently it can't be shared unless I make it shared to "everyone". Oh well.
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