Laptop-Desktop: Synchronizing Outlook 2007

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  1. Aaron Here

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    I use Outlook 2007 on both my desktop and laptop. Because of the way I use these PCs their respective outlook.pst files often change and therefore become different from one another, so I need a reliable and easy-to-use sync program to 'merge' all of my email, calendar items and contacts (without creating dups)!

    I'd appreciate recommendations from those who have personal experience in doing this!

    Thanks,
    Aaron
     
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    Not even close - SyncBack is not capable of doing the job!
     
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    I use two programs.

    1) AJC Software's Active Sync.

    2) OutbackPlus 6. The advantage of this one is they have an open file module, and you can backup Outlook with it open. Works great.

    Pete
     
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    I do use OutbackPlus to backup Outlook. The last time I tried AJC's Active Sync it could not sync the contents of a pst file!
     
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    Aaron,

    Apparently, you are aware that most programs with the term 'sync' in their name will not properly sync the contents of a pst file. One program that will is PSTSync. I use PSTSync and can vouch that it does the job properly.

    There are some others that may do the job, such as Easy2Sync for Outlook, but I have no direct experience with them.

    JA
     
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    Thanks Jo Ann - finally a relevant reply - I will definitely give PSTsync a try.

    Thanks again!
    Aaron
     
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    I use AJC Active Sync all the time. It's just that Outlook can't be open.
     
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    I thought I'd report back, just in case anyone else was interested...

    It turns out that AJC's Synchronizer is not capable of syncing the folders inside outlook.pst files. It can only sync outlook.pst files 'in whole' (which does no good).

    On the other hand, PSTsync is capable of syncing folders inside outlook.pst files, actually 'merging' the emails, calendars, and contacts between different outlook.pst files!

    Aaron
     
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    Aaron,

    Glad to hear that PSTSync is working out for you. Outlook.pst is a very special type of file and it takes a sync program specifically designed for the pst file to handle its embedded folders.

    As you found out, the typical variety of file/directory synchronizers out there simply don't know how to deal with it.

    JA
     
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    Jo Ann, thanks a lot for the tip on PSTsync - it does the job quite well (after figuring-out that the outlook.pst files have to be 'network-shared'). :oops:
     
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