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    .pst files (Outlook2000)

    Yesterday I updated my secretaries computer with my outlook data base and calendar (does she really need to know where I am?).. After I exported to a .pst file into a shared folder, I told her she could go ahead and update. But what happened was that she got a message that the files were all ready in use. I had left the office and had shut down my outlook. When I came back she showed me this so I rebooted her machine, and then it imported just fine. Any clues? I have come to think about it seen this happen before.
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    Re: .pst files (Outlook2000)

    Could be several things. If your office is on Exchange, all users should quite by doing a File | Exit and Log Off - not just click the x or do a file exit.

    I've also seen network issues cause this - especially Netware with Client32 on the desktop. It will think it's smarter than you and hold open file locks long after the user has closed the application.

    The ultimate cause though is that pst files can only be opened by a single user at a time.

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    Re: .pst files (Outlook2000)

    My two cents>>> <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15> Just wondering if you knew about Delegates. In our office it's a very useful resourse for secretaries. So, thought just in case you didn't I'd mention it. You give delegate access to your secretary, she can then open only what you give access to (ie. your calendar). This is under Tools/Options/Delegates. But, then again, maybe you don't have exchange. Just thought I'd mention it in case you are since manual update of shared Outlook resources would seem to be time consuming.

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