How can I specify which calendar to display

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hschoenman

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I have a personal address book and calendar (I believe in the .pst file with my email). Once I got my Windows Phone 7 I started using the connector with my Live account. For the address book I was able to specify which book Outlook should use by default and changed it from "Contacts" to "Contacts in h...n@hotmail.com." I no longer use the old contacts. For the calendar I cannot figure out how to get the Live appointments to display in the To Do bar. It displays them from my personal folders but my phone displays the appointments from my Live account. Therefore I have to keep both calendars in Outlook in sync. Not a difficult task but a PITA. What do I need to do to get Outlook to display appointments from the Live account? The actual email that I use is not the Live (Hotmail) account. The connector syncs all my personal and Live mail accounts but the Contacts and Appointments from my Live account only. So alternately, can I just have the connector use my personal folders (non-Live) calendar?
 

hschoenman

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Solution found.

I stumbled upon the answer to my problem and it was quite simple. In Outlook 10, under File, Account Settings, the Email tab shows the primary email account which is by default the primary data file. Under the Data Files tab you can click on any of your other data files for which file you want Outlook to start in. I simply changed it to my Hotmail account and voila, the Hotmail calendar and appointments appear in the right-hand panel. No longer any need to move/duplicate appointments. The only downside is that when Outlook starts, my Hotmail email inbox is what loads in the main window. A simple click on my Personal Folders inbox puts that email account in focus. Much, much simpler to do that rather than keeping calendars in sync.
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