So on B the Syncthing folder root is at “D:\MyFolderName” and you renamed that to something like “D:\MyRenamedFolderName” - correct? If it is there was no syncing, but the folder was stopped on B with an error complaining about a missing folder marker. You should see that in the web UI of B.
And I don’t understand how the source being a network drive plays into the description of your setup. As far as I understand PCs A and B share a (Syncthing) folder which is located at at “Z:\MyFolderName” on A and “D:\MyFolderName” on B. Due these paths/locations have any connection outside of the shared Syncthing folder?
I panicked and removed all sync tasks on both laptop A and PC B – so can’t really see that in the web UI anymore. However I think I copied all log files from A – so in which log file could I be able to find that ‘missing folder marker’ error (or entries about possible file/folder deletions)?
“Z:\MyFolderName” on laptop A is a mapped c*mpany network drive, to which however PC B has no access.
Laptop A seems to have full read/write access to that mapped network drive, that’s why I’m worried about possible file/folder mass deletions.
Instead of search logs (see below) you can also disconnect the devices by pausing (just for your peace of mind, not strictly necessary) and unpause the folder on device B. Then that error should come up again.
That error would be on Device B, as it’s there the folder root vanished. From the point of view of Syncthing it doesn’t matter that you renamed it, there’s just nothing anymore at the root path so it throws an error (there is a hidden folder at the root that also got moved, and when that is missing, Syncthing throws this error).
The latter part was important. So for the purpose of debugging this this network mapping is not relevant - which wasn’t clear to me before.
There’s just one log. With synctrayzor I think it’s even displayed in the wrapper itself, otherwise you probably find the location in it’s settings. On linux (generally without a wrapper) it just logs to stdout, which usually goes to the system log if run as a service.
This is probably one of the sweetest “Yes’s” ever received. I can’t thank you enough
OK will check that!
I have the further phenomenon that the discussed mapped network folder “Z:\MyFolderName” is displayed on Laptop ‘A’ with about 60 GB, 40,000 files and 9,384 folders – when I scan it with WinDirStat.
The locally synchronized folder “D:\MyFolderName” on PC ‘B’ (which I had synchronized for months) has exactly the same number of folders, but (again according to a scan with WinDirStat) only about 3,500 files and 1.7 GB.
What could be the reason for that…? Are there so many junk files on the network drive that SyncThing does not synchronize 90% of the files already with factory settings?
I have only specified ~*.* as file ignore pattern, in order not to synchronize temporary MS Word files.
Yeah, there went something wrong at my end when moving the sync target folder.
I used FreeFileSync for this (because, other than Windows Explorer, it retains folder creation dates).
However I fear that FreeFileSync has other problems that can lead to data loss on syncing (moving) files.
if you had Syncthing’s Versioning feature turned on, you might find your “deleted” files in the hidden .stversions subfolder of your Syncthing shared folder. I guess that from your different folder stats.