Desktop Wifi sync option greyed out on Windows


#1

The Desktop Wifi sync option in the Preferences dialog is greyed out. How can I debug why?

I’ve tried reinstalling using the msi and made sure that the option to install WiFi sync was ticked, but it hasn’t made any difference.

I probably did install originally with that option ticked, but was expecting that reinstalling and selecting the option would have fixed it.


#2

Hi @hsenag

Desktop WiFi Sync is initiated from your phone/mobile device. The behavior you’re seeing is correct (The sync menu grayed out on Codebook for Windows when Desktop WiFi mode is selected). Sync is a bi-directional operation, so the records from your mobile device and desktop are merged (being careful not to duplicate identical entries) and copied to each device involved in the Sync operation. Here’s a link with screenshots and instructions on how to perform sync operations: Getting Started with Sync

Could you try initiating the WiFi sync from your phone/mobile device following the instructions provided in the link and let me know if you’re able to get your data synced?


#3

It’s the option to select Desktop WiFi mode in the Preferences dialog that’s greyed out, not the Sync menu. I see a grey radio button for that option, whereas the others (Dropbox/Google Drive/Local folder) is fine.

I tried initiating from my phone but it couldn’t find my desktop and even when I entered the IP manually it couldn’t sync with it.


#4

Hi @hsenag

I’m very sorry for the misunderstanding on my part, I should have read more carefully. Could you take a screenshot of your installation folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Zetetic LLC\Codebook so we can see if any files are missing?


#5

Sorry for the delay - here’s the output of dir /s (let me know if you really need it as a screenshot, but I guess this has the same info):

 Directory of c:\Program Files (x86)\Zetetic LLC\Codebook

30/01/2016  16:47    <DIR>          .
30/01/2016  16:47    <DIR>          ..
25/01/2016  13:10         1,305,304 Codebook.exe
25/01/2016  13:10             4,470 Codebook.exe.config
25/01/2016  13:09            28,672 Common.Logging.dll
25/01/2016  13:09            75,264 ditto.dll
25/01/2016  13:09         1,128,448 DotNetOpenAuth.dll
25/01/2016  13:09            57,344 DropNet.dll
25/01/2016  13:09            15,360 Google.Apis.Authentication.OAuth2.dll
25/01/2016  13:09           126,976 Google.Apis.dll
25/01/2016  13:09           364,544 Google.Apis.Drive.v2.dll
25/01/2016  13:09            45,056 Google.Apis.Oauth2.v2.dll
25/01/2016  13:09            44,032 Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll
25/01/2016  13:09            36,864 LumenWorks.Framework.IO.dll
25/01/2016  13:09           391,680 Newtonsoft.Json.dll
25/01/2016  13:09           368,128 Newtonsoft.Json.Net35.dll
25/01/2016  13:09           388,096 NLog.dll
25/01/2016  13:09           165,376 RestSharp.dll
25/01/2016  13:09           155,648 Spring.Aop.dll
25/01/2016  13:09           761,856 Spring.Core.dll
25/01/2016  13:10           163,328 StripLib.dll
25/01/2016  13:10             5,120 StripLib.LocalSync.dll
25/01/2016  13:09           279,552 System.Data.SQLite.DLL
25/01/2016  13:09           184,832 System.Data.SQLite.Linq.dll
25/01/2016  13:09           191,152 System.Net.Http.dll
25/01/2016  13:09            22,232 System.Net.Http.Extensions.dll
25/01/2016  13:09            21,712 System.Net.Http.Primitives.dll
25/01/2016  13:09            27,352 System.Net.Http.WebRequest.dll
25/01/2016  13:09           109,400 System.Windows.Controls.Input.Toolkit.dll
25/01/2016  13:09            95,064 System.Windows.Controls.Layout.Toolkit.dll
30/01/2016  16:47    <DIR>          Tour
25/01/2016  13:09           467,288 WPFToolkit.dll
30/01/2016  16:47    <DIR>          x64
30/01/2016  16:47    <DIR>          x86
25/01/2016  13:09            25,600 Zetetic.Updater.dll
              30 File(s)      7,055,750 bytes

 Directory of c:\Program Files (x86)\Zetetic LLC\Codebook\Tour

30/01/2016  16:47    <DIR>          .
30/01/2016  16:47    <DIR>          ..
25/01/2016  13:09           273,199 jquery-1.10.2.js
25/01/2016  13:09            32,773 jquery-ui.css
25/01/2016  13:09           461,387 jquery-ui.js
25/01/2016  13:09            18,999 omni-window-fields-list.png
25/01/2016  13:09            27,952 omni-window-search.png
25/01/2016  13:09             8,437 style.css
25/01/2016  13:09             6,873 tour.html
               7 File(s)        829,620 bytes

 Directory of c:\Program Files (x86)\Zetetic LLC\Codebook\x64

30/01/2016  16:47    <DIR>          .
30/01/2016  16:47    <DIR>          ..
25/01/2016  13:09         2,175,488 SQLite.Interop.dll
               1 File(s)      2,175,488 bytes

 Directory of c:\Program Files (x86)\Zetetic LLC\Codebook\x86

30/01/2016  16:47    <DIR>          .
30/01/2016  16:47    <DIR>          ..
25/01/2016  13:09         1,626,112 SQLite.Interop.dll
               1 File(s)      1,626,112 bytes

     Total Files Listed:
              39 File(s)     11,686,970 bytes

#6

Hi @hsenag

Thanks for getting back to me with the contents of your installation directory. It appear that the directory doesn’t have the Zeroconf dll files which should be installed when you select the WiFi option during installation. Could you try going into Add/Remove Programs and “Change” the installation of Codebook to modify it to include the WiFi option?

After this modification, let us know if the Mono.Zeroconf.dll and Mono.Zeroconf.Provders.Bonjour.dll files are present in your installation directory. If they are, attempt to WiFi sync again and let us know the result.


#7

Thanks! That did indeed fix it. I guess if the option was already disabled in a previous install, then selecting it during an upgrade doesn’t have any effect.


#8

Hi @hsenag

Excellent! Thanks for letting us know that it’s working again for you.

Have a great day.