the catastrophic case feared earlier has just hit me. Luckily I still seem to have a backup.
What happened? On the local computer, Synctrayzor this morning reported “path exists, but folder marker missing” for my synchronized folder “A” for some unknown reason. In fact, the .stfolder file (or is it a folder?) was missing from the folder.
So I stopped Sync locally, copied the .stfolder from another synchronized folder over to the local “A” folder and restarted Sync.
A minute later I accidentally saw on the remote (source) machine that Sync was about to mass-delete (thousands) of files from the source folder.
Thanks to File Versioning I seem to have a backup of the deleted files (knock on wood). However, the file names all contain a ~tilde and the modification (deletion?) date, so I first have to think about how to restore the original file names, and then restore the files back to the source PC…
Most of all of course I would like to understand what went wrong here, and how it could happen that Sync would start to delete all files on the source machine?
Thanks heaps already for help :o