Disappointed in Outlook 2007, backup, restore, synch

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EACowboy

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1.I AM SO F***ING FRUSTRATED AT OUTLOOK AND ALL THE ALLEGED SUPPORTING [not] apps.

2.First week on the road, updating schedules, contacts, tasks on my laptop after several client meetings and spent an entire evening learning how to do the Companionlink USB-direct synch dance. Backed up to my USB flashdrive each night.

3.Came home tonight after a good week on the road, hoping to Synch all data FROM my laptop TO my desktop [as I had done several times last weekend]. What was waiting for me post-shower was a complete WIPE of EVERYTHING on both my laptop an dmy desktop. Trying to recover/restore from the laptop files was useless. Trying to restore from the USB backup was useless. Tried to restore my laptop from the Droid G2X was unsuccessful.

4.I am so ANGRY and wondering whether the switch from T&C to Outlook was worth the heartache and frustration.

5.Not really looking for an answer, but venting. Any suggestions? I would really like to be able to consistently backup Outlook07 to my USB flashdrive, plug the flashdrive into my desktop USB, then restore ALL files to my desktop.

Sigh
 

EACowboy

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Ms Diane:

1.Thanks for the quick reply.

2.Not using Exchange Server.

3.Using Safe PST's Outlook backup on both laptop and desktop.

4.Using Code 2's Outlook Synch to synch the laptop and desktop.
 

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I haven't used the CodeTwo product (yet) but know syncing with smartphones has the potential to erase contacts and appointments if the sync messes up.
 

EACowboy

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1.Thanks for the reply.

2.Agree with the potential to lose data when synching smartphones and CPUs.

3.My problem seems to be the inablity of Outlook to quickly and simply handle the backup/restore process. I was spoiled by the ease of Time&Chaos.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Assuming only the pst file needs restored, close outlook, find and rename the old pst and put the backup in the folder with the old pst, giving it the same name as used previously. I would take the extra step of opening the profile (control panel, mail) and re-pointing outlook to the new pst. Verify the delivery folders are set correctly.

However, if the only thing you need to restore is calendar and contacts, open the backup in the profile (File, Open) and copy the missing items to the pst file.
 
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