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    Outlook on a multiple boot system (97 and up)

    On a multiple boot system, each OS is installed in a separate partition with a single version of Outlook and Office.

    Outlook 98 on C drive
    Outlook 2000 on F drive
    Outlook 2002 on G drive
    Outlook 2003 will be on I drive

    What can I share among those versions of Outlook?
    How do I achieve the sharing?
    I would put the shard files on drive I.

    I've already done this for Outlook Express, for the WEB and message store.
    I am guessing that Outlook would be a bit more complex.

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    Re: Outlook on a multiple boot system (97 and up)

    There would appear to be 4 main candidates for sharing: PST, outcmd.dat (toolbar customisations), NICK (name abbreviations), FAV (profile settings). Given the various permutations that Outlook has been through over the years, I would only feel comfortable with attempting to share a PST file. You may feel more adventurous. While the NICK file would also seem to be an obvious candidate, it did change its extension with Outlook 2002(?). The simplest way to achieve the sharing of the PST would be to remove the default and then point Outlook to the I drive. HTH
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    Re: Outlook on a multiple boot system (97 and up)

    I've conclided that Outlook changes too often to share.
    I've heard that Outlook 2003 will have yet another format.

    I'll just share OE and IE Favorites, Cookies and Temporary Internet files.

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