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Live Sync - Unwanted Restoration Of Deleted Files


For the last three months i have had a recurring problem of deleted files from livesync re-appearing suddenly overnight out of the blue. I can verify that they are in fact gone from the directories of all three of my syncing computers (two on xp, one on windows 7). Then suddenly out of nowhere, 24-48 hours later, i get all the files deleted since january 2010 reappearing in their original directories. It's a huge headache and takes hours & hours to delete again manually.

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http://i103. Photobucket.com/albums/m132/bug67/computer/unwantedsystrayitems.jpg

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