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ActiveSync Toggle

ActiveSync… that wonderful Microsoft program for synchronising data between your PDA and PC. It loads itself automatically, syncs your PDA with your PC, then sits there, patiently waiting to synchronise any piece of data that you change.

So why the need for ActiveSync Toggle then…

Well, annoyingly (at the time of writing) Microsoft have yet to include a facility to ‘Load ActiveSync at Startup’ or even an ‘Exit’ option from the System Tray Icon. If, like us, you don’t sync your PDA every minute of the day, it means ActiveSync is sitting around in memory using up valuable resources. Even more annoying is the fact that if you try to remove the registry entry that automatically loads ActiveSync, it very kindly adds it again (as long as it’s running) meaning it always stays open.

ActiveSync Toggle allows you to either load or unload ActiveSync from memory whilst also removing the registry key that automatically loads it upon starting Windows.

If we receive enough positive feedback we will try and develop this further, so please feel free to let us know your thoughts. We would also be grateful if you could let us know which versions of ActiveSync this works on, so we can try and include support for these older versions as well.


Windows 98,ME,NT4,2000,XP,2003 (tested under Windows NT4,2000,XP)
ActiveSync (tested with ActiveSync 3.5 upwards)


You must use this utility at your own risk, Micrologics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any damage caused to your hardware or software installation. If you do not agree with this, please do not use ActiveSync Toggle.