Windows Live Mesh

Some problems in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7

Windows Live Mesh

Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

Windows Live Mesh icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

Windows Live Mesh for Mac brings Live Mesh and the previous version of Windows Live Sync together into one product. With Windows Live Mesh for Mac, you can keep the folders you choose in sync across your computers (Mac and PC) so the files you need are always right there with you.

Version 15.4.5726.23
Developer Microsoft
Status Some problems

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[Update:26/9/2011] Does not sync files/folders in Lion.

[Update:20/7/2011] Microsoft just released an update.

[Update:17/7/2011] Loads but gives an error saying that it is unable to connect.

[Update:9/7/2011] I just installed the Lion GM and Mesh is working fine. It launches, syncs, etc.

crashes at launch

Archived comments

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[ Cooper]CooperAnonymous 30 Jul 2012 15:17

Live Mesh does not seem to work with Mountain Lion, at least as of 7/30/2012. It just tries to process or talk to the server, but it never does.

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[ Cooper]CooperAnonymous 08 Aug 2012 13:16

After uninstalling and completely removing Live Mesh and then re-installing, it seems to be working, but it occasionally stops after switching networks.

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ ](account deleted) 18 Jul 2011 10:24

Hello, I'd like to ask to the person that reported "works fine" what they did to make Windows Live Mesh work.

Upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion GM Seed (using external USB drive, but not clean install) broke my Windows Live Mesh on my machine. When launching, the application displays a "Cannot connect" message at startup then closes.

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[ Brennan]BrennanAnonymous 18 Jul 2011 18:26

I get the same error as Maggix and have updated the Compatibility as such.

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RichieRichieAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 06:49

Windows Live Mesh doesn't work on Lion builds currently. Microsoft is aware of the problem and is promising an update to add compatibility with 10.7 in the future.

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RichieRichieAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 05:52

Microsoft has just posted an updated version of Live Mesh that supports Lion:

I haven't tested it yet but will be putting it through its paces later today.

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[ Casey]CaseyAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 15:44

Downloaded and installed the updated on my MacBook Pro with Lion, and all seems to be functioning correctly now.

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[ Brennan]BrennanAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 17:36

I can also confirm that the new version is working in Lion.

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[ SK]SKAnonymous 23 Jul 2011 08:45

I'm still having a problem with Mesh in Lion. It runs as if it is syncing but it never actually syncs the files. Just continuously runs without making any progress on any of the folders it is supposedly syncing. I've tried uninstalling & reinstalling Mesh without success. Any other suggestions? Thanks

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[ thon]thonAnonymous 27 Jul 2011 14:53

ive got the same problem as SK. When i look at the live devices page the PC is up to date and my mac isnt runnig even if its running! I also deleted the Meshfiles in Preferences and Application Support in the library without success. Please help us! Thanks

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[ thon]thonAnonymous 09 Aug 2011 12:59

Does nobody have any advices what to do??

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[ Lars-Erik]Lars-ErikAnonymous 24 Aug 2011 19:57

I downloaded the update and still have the unable to connect problem.
Is it really an update of 15.4.5726.23?
Why is the release number not incremented then?

Iäve tried uninstall, remove files in ~/Library/Application Support/WLMesh folder, empty trash, restart and dowload and install the update
BUT still same problem

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[ Lison]LisonAnonymous 03 Sep 2011 02:28

My mesh is not doing well on lion tooo. What a xxx. More over, I realize this error few weeks after I updated my macos.

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BenBenAnonymous 03 Sep 2011 11:03

Also having problems with Live Mesh.
No luck running a stable Live Mesh on iMac24 early 2008 3.06 2G Lion. It freezes, and does not sync. Yes works perfectly on my MBA running Lepoard.

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[ Imran]ImranAnonymous 09 Sep 2011 13:53

Same problem as SK - I've deleted the folders which store config data such as LiveID and WLMesh and reinstalled the app but no luck - OS X Lion. Previously, this was the only solution I needed - Now I'm looking for alternatives since I need to sync files between my PC and my Mac.

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[ Alex]AlexAnonymous 20 Sep 2011 06:57

Same problem as reported by SK - Lion update from Snow Leopard. Mesh wanted to autoupdate when I first launched it, but crashed. After this nothing I do seems to work. It shows that the folders are synced, but they are not. The Mac does not show as running in the website devices.

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[ Lars-Erik]Lars-ErikAnonymous 06 Oct 2011 19:32

My problem was fixed by some these steps

1. Shut down Windows Live Mesh (i.e. both in the dock and the menu bar)
2. Delete the “~/Library/Application Support/Live Id” folder
3. Delete the "~/Library/Application Support/WLMesh" folder
4. Open the Keychain app (click the magnifying glass in the upper right of the screen to launch Spotlight, and search for “Keychain Access”)
5. Delete the following from the Keychain Access app:

- Any certificates that have a name like “0018………….%00”
- Any that begin with "Live Id Private Key"
- Any that begin with "Live Id Public Key"
- Any named "Token Signing Public Key"

and then start Live Mesh

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[ Suzy]SuzyAnonymous 02 Jan 2012 14:39

Lars-Erik…Thank you, your steps worked for me. I created another icon for the mac, but I just deleted the old one on Mesh.

Thank you very much.

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[ jerem87]jerem87Anonymous 11 Jan 2012 20:10

Test solution in addition to Lars-Erik:

In Trousseau must approve the certificate.

- Any That begin with "Live Id Private Key"
- Any That begin with "Public Key Id Live"

For now, it works with me.

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