Saturday, December 26, 2015

Second Copy keeps copying the same files over and over to NAS storage

Problem:  As above.  Log says "Unable to set date for the following file..." for all files, leading SC to re-copy the same files over and over.

Solution:  As described at HowIFixedIt.net and the Second Copy wiki:

"To fix the problem, you must edit your Second Copy “profile.dat” file which stores all the program variables.

Make sure the Second Copy program is turned off. You must add “IgnoreTimeDifference=2″ to either the [General] section or the [Options] section. like so:

IgnoreTimeDifference=2

If you do not have the [Options] section in the profiles.dat file then add it below the [General] section as shown in the example below:

[General]
...
...
[Options]
IgnoreTimeDifference=2"


You can try one of the following locations to find "profile.dat":

c:\Documents and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Application Data\Centered Systems\Second Copy
C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Local\Centered Systems\Second Copy

1 comment:

  1. I had this problem too, but then I somehow can solve it, and I still dont know how, haha) By the way I wanna suggest you to try this useful service https://yepdownload.com/second-copy where I always download the latest versions of all apps for Windows 10.

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