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Mike
25-04-2003, 09:40 AM
Is it possible to set up outlook in two seperate windows installations to use the same Outlook file, so that emails downloaded from either OS will go to the same place, therefore readable in both Windows'?

I know how to do it - I just don't want to destroy my PST file by attempting it without checking it out first :)

Mike.

-=JM=-
26-04-2003, 01:14 AM
I don't have Outlook installed at the moment. But I'm picking that there would be an option somewhere to select where you want the files to be stored. Would then hope that they don't overwrite each other or something.

I'll give it a go once I get round to putting some OSs on the other computer.

Captive
26-04-2003, 01:27 AM
The file is likely to open at the same time, you might want to look into read only files when open at the same time which prevents writing

give me a few minutes and i will look it up for you *fingers crossed*

Captive
26-04-2003, 01:29 AM
actually give me a bit longer i will test it on some machs

Captive
26-04-2003, 02:01 AM
Its on both machs now i just need to do some read/write tests

wont be long

Captive
26-04-2003, 02:04 AM
Okay yes its as i suspected it will only let one application to use the file at once.

Here is some suggested options:

1. only use one email client with it and close it before opening the other client

2. Get extra software which can assist with the file sharing prob or something such as exchange server, or perhaps something smaller for the home enivronment

3. use different data files and import/export between each as required

4. allow for other remedies beyond this as others may suggest or you figure out for yourself

-=JM=-
26-04-2003, 03:21 AM
I think he was more wanting it for when he's dual-booting so that he can use his email when in the 98se OS or in the XP OS or whichever ones he chooses.

Mike
26-04-2003, 07:31 AM
> I don't have Outlook installed at the moment. But I'm
> picking that there would be an option somewhere to
> select where you want the files to be stored. Would
> then hope that they don't overwrite each other or
> something.
>
> I'll give it a go once I get round to putting some
> OSs on the other computer.

Yeah I might just try it out on a backup copy of my PST when I get 4008 working again (it decided to stop booting when I installed a bootloader yesterday :)) I can tell Outlook where to look for the PST, and if I put an existing one there it'll use that rather than overwrite/delete it, so I'm guessing that it'll work for two installs (here's hoping!) We'll see though...

Mike.

Captive
26-04-2003, 04:52 PM
This is how i tested. It might not meet your needs exactly, its not fully spelled out but it may be worth noting for the import and export reasons:

1 Putting the PST File somewhere
********************************


FIle > import Export

Export to file > next

Personal folder file (.pst) > next


Choose personal folders root branch then choose include sub folders > next

Choose location > finish


2 Make a share for it
*********************
Depends on operating system. either write back to me or lookup documentation to create share. Due to the variations in windows this would be rather large to list.

3 Linking to the file
****

File > Data File Management > add file

Tools > email accounts > view or change existing email accounts > Deliver new email to the following location > choose other file

Restart outlook

Mike
26-04-2003, 08:48 PM
> This is how i tested. It might not meet your needs
> exactly, its not fully spelled out but it may be
> worth noting for the import and export reasons:
>
> 1 Putting the PST File somewhere
> ********************************
>
>
> FIle > import Export
>
> Export to file > next
>
> Personal folder file (.pst) > next
>
>
> Choose personal folders root branch then choose
> include sub folders > next
>
> Choose location > finish
>
>
> 2 Make a share for it
> *********************
> Depends on operating system. either write back to me
> or lookup documentation to create share. Due to the
> variations in windows this would be rather large to
> list.
>
> 3 Linking to the file
> ****
>
> File > Data File Management > add file
>
> Tools > email accounts > view or change existing
> email accounts > Deliver new email to the following
> location > choose other file
>
> Restart outlook



HUH? What's all that for? I just want to know if I can open the same PST from two installations of Windows - I don't need it open twice at the same time (how I'd do that I wouldn't know, considering I can only have one version of Windows running at the same time).

So................... Will it be hazardous to have one PST accessed through two installations of Windows (on the same computer)?

Mike.

Captive
26-04-2003, 09:33 PM
If you run two versions of outlook on two different read/write access e.g. dual booting then it should be okay. There may be incompatibility problems if you run different versions of outlook on each installation potentiall,y although i am not sure if you are doing this.

Standard rules such as closing outlook, restarting with the correct shut down/restart procedure, and data backup are still likely to apply in a good system to do this imoo.

Mike
26-04-2003, 09:35 PM
> If you run two versions of outlook on two different
> read/write access e.g. dual booting then it should be
> okay. There may be incompatibility problems if you
> run different versions of outlook on each
> installation potentiall,y although i am not sure if
> you are doing this.

No, same version of Outlook (2003 beta 2) on both installs.

> Standard rules such as closing outlook, restarting
> with the correct shut down/restart procedure, and
> data backup are still likely to apply in a good
> system to do this imoo.

Well that goes without saying, doesn't it :D LOL
Thanks for your help

Mike.