Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A fix for Synctoy 'failed to create the provider' error message

If you use Synctoy, and you install Samsung Kies Software, you may be in the same boat as me.
I started getting the message 'failed to Create the provider' while trying to sync my folders.

This is the fix, courtesy of 'Lior Messer' on Microsoft Forums:

Do a "Repair" for "Microsoft SQL Server Compact" and "Microsoft Sync Framework 2.0" ...

However, all I had to do was uninstall Synctoy and anything that mentioned "Microsoft Sync Framework" and reinstall, as I didn't have the Synctoy V2.0 media, just a new installer for 2.1.

and all is working fine for me again now....


Anonymous said...

fantastic fix - well done, i just ran a repair on the two?? versions of MS Sync framework and it worked perfectly, cheers :D

Deepak said...

Thank you, it is great help.

Ali Ayoub said...

Thank you! solved my problem.
I did it slightly different:
1. Repair SQL and Sync Framewrok
2. Uninstall synctoy
3. Reboot
4. Install Synctoy
5. Install Microsoft Sync Framework SDK (link appears in synctoy web page)
6. Start synctoy --> works!