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When I attempt to save files, it sometimes (randomly) fails. In Blender, I sometimes get "Version Backup Failed: File Saved With @". In Visual Studio, building sometimes fails with an error message indicating that the target file/exe cannot be overwritten.

If I wait a bit, I can save fine. It's almost as if programs are taking an abnormal amount of time to 'let go' of the files.

What could be causing this behaviour?

This seems to be caused by Windows Live Mesh monitoring my files, and locking them whenever it uploads the new versions (BAD considering the amount of times I save my files, even redundantly).

Any suggestions to work around this behaviour? Should I switch to a better service to sync my files?

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does unlocker show anything locking the file? –  soandos Mar 26 '12 at 4:26
    
Holy smokes. Wish I knew about that tool ages ago. Apparently, my file is being accessed by MOE.exe (Windows Live Mesh). My guess is that it's monitoring my files, and backs them up whenever I overwrite them... locking them while it does so. Thanks for the tip :) –  YellPika Mar 26 '12 at 4:41
    
I've never used Windows Live Mesh, but there's probably a way to temporarily stop it from syncing (there's a Pause/Resume Sync option in Dropbox) when necessary. –  Isxek Mar 26 '12 at 4:49
    
All we get is 'Exit'. Which means, whenever I want to turn it on/off, I'll have to quit/restart. Guess it's time to look for alternatives. –  YellPika Mar 26 '12 at 5:00
    
Consider whether your antivirus may also be interfering. You may be the victim of LiveMesh being delayed by an AV scanner. If that's not it, consider Box or Dropbox. –  user3463 Mar 26 '12 at 6:54

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