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Windows Update Affecting Karen's Replicator ?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by GrahamW42, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. GrahamW42

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    I've used Karen's Replicator (KR) on a daily basis on several PCs for MANY years (probably >10). The KR routines I run haven't changed for months (maybe even years). They run automatically each day.

    ISTR a Windows update a day or so ago.

    Yesterday (17th April 2017) the backup was slow - so I looked at the KR log file. It showed an error for every item that required a new folder to be set up on the backup (target) drive.

    If the folder exists, KR will copy new files. If the folder doesn't exist, it won't create one.

    After a bit more research I can confirm that this is true on TWO PCs (one a tower and one a laptop). The problem occurs both with an off-board USB-connected HDD and also to a secondary internal HDD. So it is not simply a "USB issue".

    Has something changed in Windows ? Is there a setting I can change to allow "Karen" to create new folders on the target drive ?
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
  2. ljunk

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    Hi, did you ever find a solution to this, or an understanding of what is happening? I too have used KR for years, don't want to switch, but this new behaviour is unbearable. Tempted to have a root around in the VB6 source code if I had some idea about what I was looking for.
     
  3. TWiNKLeT0Es

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    Odd :D

    At least the search function works i suppose.

    :Edit:

    Oh my bad i though the OP posted in 2016 did you both join just for this issue?
     
  4. ljunk

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    Yep, I did.
     
  5. TWiNKLeT0Es

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    How did you find it? And welcome.

    I assume he/she may sill be around was last seen Jun 6.

    Good luck :)
     
  6. ljunk

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    Found a link here straight from a search via search engine. I was looking for "Karen's Power Tools Windows 10" or something along those lines.
     
  7. oceang

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    I have had this issue as well on all my upgraded Windows 10 machines and also on Windows Server 2016.

    I bit the bullet and have converted all my usage to Robocopy with batch files and task scheduler.

    A real shame as I have been successfully using Karens for well over 10 years now.
     
  8. ljunk

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    I stopped worrying about this when I realised that I can just use rsync on my Ubuntu partition (which I'm not very familiar with). Instantly stopped mourning for the Replicator... it's a great tool.
     


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