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  1.    24 Jul 2017 #11
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    Sync Centre


    I use Windows Central (and Android Central) but I had not come across the Lumia 435 sub Forum. It looks like it may be interesting, so thanks. I have not had to use forums for my phone because unlike both my PC and Android Tablet I have hardly any problems at all with the phone, in two years of use (after sorting out a few issues at the start). The Lumia 435 is the bottom of the range, Windows phone fans never mention it --- yet for me it could not be much better. Unlike some higher range models it has accepted all the feature updates, except Creators, the most recent; and it had a low price which I fear will not be the case when I finally have to replace it.

    I will post a question on the 435 Forum in case someone can throw light on my syncing issue but I am fairly confident it is a fault with my PC, not my phone, and in particular the PC's none functioning SyncCentre.
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  2.    24 Jul 2017 #12
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    Good luck. Post back when you get it solved.

    Ken
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  3.    25 Jul 2017 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by clayto View Post
    relate to my key issue: how to get the Sync Centre to work on my PC.
    Hello clayto. The Sync Center doesn't have any thing to do with the Microsoft account and syncing onedrive files, passwords, etc.

    It also only works on Windows 10 Pro (as far as I know). I'm not even sure why it is even accessible in the "home" version of Win10. There may be some type of sync partnership that was/is available to it (home versions), but I don't know what it is and I have only used it on my Win10 Pro Laptop to make network shares available to me while I am out and about and away from my LAN network

    The way it functions (on Win10 Pro) is to give you the ability to use network LAN shares "offline" (for instance on a laptop you take with you out of the home or office) You right click on a Network share in File explorer and there will be an option in the context menu for "always available offline". Once the sync is complete, and you are away from your LAN network, you will have all the files that reside in that share cached to you device. Any changes you make to any of the files while you are offline will be synced back to the Network share once you are back on your LAN.

    For my machines with only the home version of Win10, I use a program from Microsoft called SyncToy to essentially accomplish the same thing as I do in Win10Pro with offline files.

    As to what may be causing your password and other sync issues with you Microsoft account, I don't unfortunately have an answer on that... but Sync Center/Offline files isn't the answer.
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  4.    25 Jul 2017 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by abenavraham View Post
    It also only works on Windows 10 Pro (as far as I know). I'm not even sure why it is even accessible in the "home" version of Win10. There may be some type of sync partnership that was/is available to it (home versions), but I don't know what it is and I have only used it on my Win10 Pro Laptop...
    It occurred to me that one possible Sync device (for the SyncCenter in Win10 Home) might be your phone: per a google search about Microsoft AtiveSync (You mentioning your Windows Phone got me to thinking about ActiverSync which I used years ago with a Windows Mobile PDA):

    "Vista users don't need this (activesync), as the new Sync Center handles all device communications."

    Anyway, I really doubt that your Windows phone would use sync center. Try plugging in your phone with USB and see if it shows up as a device in Sync Center... Just Curious...
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  5.    25 Jul 2017 #15
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    Sorry about the image attached to my last post. Didn't mean to do that and don't see any easy way to eliminate the image!
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  6.    25 Jul 2017 #16
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    Wow! Just went and pulled out my ancient Dell Axim X30 Pocket PC with Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition from 2004.

    It connected and installed all the software and it did in fact show up in Sync Center on my Win10 "home" machine! It is connected by USB but there is also a bluetooth option, so to the OP, connect your phone and see if it shows up!
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  7.    01 Aug 2017 #17
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    Thanks very much for all the info, you are the first person to suggest I am heading up a blind alley with regard to Sync Centre on my Windows Home PC. It is worth knowing! I will try connecting my phone to the PC as you suggest, and let you know.
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