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    I've been using Outlook for years and I really like its features, except for one, and that is it will automatically begin syncronizing folders, tying up computing resources for an hour or more. I've looked for ways to set a time for this activity but have found none. Do any of you have suggestions as to how I might schedule this activity in the middle of the night so that it does not interfere with my daytime computing needs?

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    What kind of synchronization is being done? There are two types that I know of - one has to do with synchronizing with a PDA or smart phone, the other is synchronizing with an Exchange Server. The first is done on demand when the device is connected to your PC, while the second is done periodically and controlled by Exchange Server. Actually, after a bit more thought, there are at least two other possibilities - the Outlook Connector for pulling in (synchronizing) MSN/Hotmail/Live emails, and the synchronization of Google Calendars with Outlook Calendars. Are any of these what you are referring to? Also, what version of Outlook are you using?
    Wendell

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    Wendell, add Offline Folder (.ost file) synchronization to your list, and we'll wait for the OP to reply. (If this isn't a laptop on Exchange, the user should disable offline folders, as they are pointless. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842284 for more on offline folder problems.)
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