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  • Kyuuketsuki
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    #167046

    OK,

    I think this is where I post this.

    Courtesy of my new laptop I now have 100GB of OneDrive space, enough to make it actually useful. So I put my Outlook archive (2.7GB) on it so I can access it from several machines.

    About 50% of the time, outlook refuses to let me archive or replay or send mails, sometimes even stops me loading the program … clearely it’s a synchronisation issue.

    EDIT: I’ve attached one of the messages I get as I try to start Outlook.

    Is there any way to stop this?

    Keke


    Ossian
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    #191681

    Outlook has always been very unhappy with PSTs across a network, and even more so with sharing them.

    The way OneDrive is trying to work is to synchronise changes from PC A’s local cache (C:Users…OneDrive) to the cloud then back to PC B. Outlook wants a lock on the file, and OneDrive wants another lock on the file to write changes. Something has to give….

    I’ve had similar with other “always open” programs and you end up with lots of copies of the file, and endless confusion. What you really need to do is get Office 365 and use Exchange Online, where the sync (across 5 devices IIRC) will work seamlessly.


    Kyuuketsuki
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    #312515
    Ossian;n510978 wrote:
    Outlook has always been very unhappy with PSTs across a network, and even more so with sharing them.

    The way OneDrive is trying to work is to synchronise changes from PC A’s local cache (C:Users…OneDrive) to the cloud then back to PC B. Outlook wants a lock on the file, and OneDrive wants another lock on the file to write changes. Something has to give….

    I’ve had similar with other “always open” programs and you end up with lots of copies of the file, and endless confusion.

    Ouch!

    Ossian;n510978 wrote:
    What you really need to do is get Office 365 and use Exchange Online, where the sync (across 5 devices IIRC) will work seamlessly.

    Unfortunately I don’t have that, can’t afford it (even at £7.99/month) especially as I already have a full copy of office 2016.

    Thx anyways.

    Keke

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