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Re: SynchronizeDirectories Path Error

First, you have the arguments (named?) wrong. It's localPath, remotePath, not the other way around.

Then, your Config.remotepath (which actually seem to contain a local path) probably contains that \u0027. I'm not sure where/how did you get that error message. \u0027 is a single quote. But were it a single quote, it would probably be printed as an actual single quote. So maybe the Config.remotepath actually contains that literal sequence "\u0027".

This does not seem to be a WinSCP question, but generic programming issue. If you believe otherwise, please attach a full session log file showing the problem (using the latest version of WinSCP).

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SynchronizeDirectories Path Error

Hi folks.
Hoping someone can point me in the right direction:

Running SynchronizeDirectories in a .net app and for the life of me, I can't get past this error:
"Error listing directory \u0027/C:/Users/REMOVED/data/UAT/SOMETHING\\*.*\u0027.\r\nError retrieving file list for \"/C:/Users/REMOVED/data/UAT/SOMETHING\\*.*\".\r\nSystem Error. Code: 123.\r\nThe filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect"

The thing is, I am copying the remote path directly from the GUI in WinSCP.
I have tried just about any combination of characters. User has permission - obviously can verify with the GUI.

Code (snippet) is:

sessionOptions = new SessionOptions
   Protocol = Protocol.Sftp,
   HostName =,// "",
   UserName = Config.username, // "user",
   Password = Config.password, // "mypassword",
   SshHostKeyFingerprint = Config.sslcert //= "ssh-rsa 2048 xxxxxxxxxxx...="
   using (Session session = new Session())
      // Will continuously report progress of synchronization
      session.FileTransferred += FileTransferred;
      // Connect
      // Synchronize files
      SynchronizationResult synchronizationResult;
      synchronizationResult =
      SynchronizationMode.Remote, Config.remotepath,
      false, SynchronizationCriteria.Time);
      // Throw on any error

basically straight from the sample code.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.