Syncing .pst files two computers

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Russ

Using Windows 7, Outlook 2003 ...

I like to sync the two .pst files on my Desktop and Laptop. I've been doing

it for years by copying the .pst file on one computer and placing it on the

desktop of the other. I then import the file to Outlook. I then repeat the

process in the other direction, copying the new .pst file that has just been

made through the import, placing it on the desktop of the other computer, and

importing to Outlook.

This works, but there must be a better way! Any suggestions?
 

Diane Poremsky

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unless you use 3rd party software, that is the best way.

See http://slipstick.me/sync for methods and software.



"Russ" <Russ> wrote in message

news:46E2B2F8-4365-4823-A02B-D9B47D85DBFB@microsoft.com...
> Using Windows 7, Outlook 2003 ...

> I like to sync the two .pst files on my Desktop and Laptop. I've been
> doing
> it for years by copying the .pst file on one computer and placing it on
> the
> desktop of the other. I then import the file to Outlook. I then repeat the
> process in the other direction, copying the new .pst file that has just
> been
> made through the import, placing it on the desktop of the other computer,
> and
> importing to Outlook.

> This works, but there must be a better way! Any suggestions?
 
R

Russ

Ah, the answer I was afraid I'd get ... Thanks Diane. No, I'm not willing to

pay $40 (or $79) for software that saves me 4 or 5 minutes a week. I am a bit

disappointed that "Sync Center", which is a part of Windows 7 (at least the

Ultimate Edition) won't do this. Evidently it is to be used to sync

multimedia files or, perhaps Public files). I'm not yet ready to allow my

> .pst files to be shared with the Public yet, though I would have allowed it

to be shared with my Homegroup, which might have worked if it were possible.

I've seen slipsticks web page, but, frankly, couldn't figure out how the

links work. I seemed to be caught in a loop. If I'd had spent more time,

maybe I could figure it out, but after all, I only have a MA in Math.

Russ

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
> unless you use 3rd party software, that is the best way.
> See http://slipstick.me/sync for methods and software.

> >

> >

>

>

>

> "Russ" <Russ> wrote in message
> news:46E2B2F8-4365-4823-A02B-D9B47D85DBFB@microsoft.com...
> > Using Windows 7, Outlook 2003 ...
> > I like to sync the two .pst files on my Desktop and Laptop. I've been
> > doing
> > it for years by copying the .pst file on one computer and placing it on
> > the
> > desktop of the other. I then import the file to Outlook. I then repeat the
> > process in the other direction, copying the new .pst file that has just
> > been
> > made through the import, placing it on the desktop of the other computer,
> > and
> > importing to Outlook.
> > This works, but there must be a better way! Any suggestions?

>
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Which links loop? They should all go to somewhere, not in a loop.

PST's aren't good candidates for syncing using sync center - outlook keeps

them locked when in use and since they are usually very large, sync is slow.



"Russ" <Russ> wrote in message

news:85269EB1-860D-46DE-AA0E-24AC6DD74481@microsoft.com...
> Ah, the answer I was afraid I'd get ... Thanks Diane. No, I'm not willing
> to
> pay $40 (or $79) for software that saves me 4 or 5 minutes a week. I am a
> bit
> disappointed that "Sync Center", which is a part of Windows 7 (at least
> the
> Ultimate Edition) won't do this. Evidently it is to be used to sync
> multimedia files or, perhaps Public files). I'm not yet ready to allow my
> .pst files to be shared with the Public yet, though I would have allowed
> it
> to be shared with my Homegroup, which might have worked if it were
> possible.

> I've seen slipsticks web page, but, frankly, couldn't figure out how the
> links work. I seemed to be caught in a loop. If I'd had spent more time,
> maybe I could figure it out, but after all, I only have a MA in Math.

> Russ

> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
> > unless you use 3rd party software, that is the best way.
> > See http://slipstick.me/sync for methods and software.
>

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>> "Russ" <Russ> wrote in message
> > news:46E2B2F8-4365-4823-A02B-D9B47D85DBFB@microsoft.com...
> > > Using Windows 7, Outlook 2003 ...
> >> > I like to sync the two .pst files on my Desktop and Laptop. I've been
> > > doing
> > > it for years by copying the .pst file on one computer and placing it on
> > > the
> > > desktop of the other. I then import the file to Outlook. I then repeat
> > > the
> > > process in the other direction, copying the new .pst file that has just
> > > been
> > > made through the import, placing it on the desktop of the other
> > > computer,
> > > and
> > > importing to Outlook.
> >> > This works, but there must be a better way! Any suggestions?

> >
 
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