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I've setup some folder pairs to run with SyncToy 2.1. Now I want to "Run All" but I want to run them in a different order to which I added them. Is there a way to change the order that the sync pairs will run when I execute "Run All"?

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I believe that there is no way to change the order of the folder pairs through the SyncToy user interface.

The configuration-file of SyncToy, SyncToyDirPairs.bin, is a binary file of unknown format and cannot be modified.

The only solution I can see is to use a batch (.bat) file containing in the right order commands such as :

"C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.1\SyncToyCmd.exe" -R "pair name"

For more clever ways of using in a batch file (although somewhat over-done), see this thread:
SyncToy + Batch = Simple Syncing

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How does SyncToy determine the order it will follow when processing the Folder Pairs? Is it alphabetical? Can you control the run order of the Folder Pairs? I have some folders pairs I'd like to ensure will run before another set of folder pairs.


The order in which folder pairs are run is the order in which they were created. Otherwise - just manually run them in the order that you want or write a batch file that runs them in the order that you want if you want this to be automated.

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