Friday, December 19, 2008

Fixing the local Live Mesh client

In case you are also playing with Live Mesh from Microsoft, you might end up that the synchronization between your local Live Mesh client and the server goes havoc.

In my case, I didn't had any folders in my mesh but my local client still showed several folders as being available inside the mesh. Trying to delete them from the "Live Mesh Folders" resulted in this nice error message:

Request to MOE failed with status code
404 Resource not found

If this happens to you, simply should down the Live Mesh client, then search the your computer where MOE.exe is located. On my Vista box, it was C:\Users\TeX HeX\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Live Mesh\GacBase\.

Inside that folder, you will find a folder called Store. Simply delete it and start the client again. Although it will have forgotten all settings, the "Zombie" folders are gone as well.

BTW: In case the client does not accept a folder inside the "Synchronize folder with this computer" (Error 400): Check if the folder is not on a removable medium (USB Stick, SD Card). Live mesh seems to accept hard drives only at this time.


  1. Thanks very much! This was great... I have been having the exact same problem and this solved it for me. When I restarted the client (I'm using XP), the folders reappeared in their correct places.

    Thanks again!

  2. we're always eager to track down the source of these kinds of problems -- before you clean out your store, run "collect Live Mesh logs" and then post a description of your issue in our support forums,


  3. Thank you. I was having the same problem.

    By the way, it works on XP, too. Instead of going to “C:\users\ericnel\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Live Mesh\GacBase\Store”, you go to "C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Live Mesh\GacBase".

  4. Thanks. That worked!

  5. Thanks so much! This post was a life-saver.

  6. Thank you for posting this solution! <3

  7. Your fix still works. Thanks

    MS should fix the software properly. I spent hours trying to repair my Mesh setup until I saw your solution.

  8. very good!
    It worked for me too!
    thank you!