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Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:29 pm

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Hi,
I am moving away from Windows and I am considering to buy Office 2011 for MAC with Outlook.
I have two mac that will use the same profile, and I have a NAS.

Somebody can tell me how I can have the two macs connected to the same Outlook profile (no simultaneous connection). I don't know which files/directories I have to move to the NAS in order to have both mac accessing the same files/directories.

I have no IMAP or Exchange server to do the job.

With Windows it is of course trivial with the PST file.

Your help will be appreciated.

Best regards,

GGi



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Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:30 am

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I can't speak to the setup you are trying (I haven't tried it), but like the Windows version, Outlook 2011 for Mac now has PST files that are supposed to be compatible with the Windows versions. If you're doing something with Windows PST files, it may also work with Outlook for Mac.

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Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:23 am

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Thanks for you reply, i Will try it and i will post the results

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Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:41 am

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Hi,
Outlook for MAC 2011 can import PST files but it doesn't handle the PST files directly, you must import them, PST files are then "exploded" into a lot of individual messages.

This is what I did to access the data from two different MAC.
0- Create on the NAS a share point available from both MAC computer.
1- Installed MAC office 2011 on the first MAC.
2- Imported the Windows PST files into Outlook 2011 for MAC.
3- Copied the complete "Microsoft Data files" created by MAC office 2011 from the user profile (\Documents) to the NAS (a shared folder).
4- Zipped the complete "Microsoft Data Files" from the user profile (for safety reason..if something is going bad).
5- Deleted the "Microsoft Data Files" folder from the user profile.
6- Created an "short cut" to the NAS with the name "Microsoft Data Files".
7- Run Outlook in order to make sure the data are still there. Shut down Outlook.
8- Installed MAC office 2011 on the second MAC.
9- Zipped the complete "Microsoft Data Files" from the user profile on the second MAC (for safety reason..if something is going bad).
10- Deleted the "Microsoft Data Files" folder from the user profile on the second MAC
11- Created an "short cut" to the NAS with the name "Microsoft Data Files".
12- Run Outlook in order to make sure the data are there.
13- Finish.
14- If don't needed, you can trash the zip files saved on point 4- and 9-)

Limitation:
Don't try to access Outlook data from both computer simultaneously of unpredictable behavior may occur.

Hope this will help.

GGi



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Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:10 pm

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Hi,
Outlook for MAC 2011 can import PST files but it doesn't handle the PST files directly, you must import them, PST files are then "exploded" into a lot of individual messages.

This is what I did to access the data from two different MAC.
0- Create on the NAS a share point available from both MAC computer.
1- Installed MAC office 2011 on the first MAC.
2- Imported the Windows PST files into Outlook 2011 for MAC.
3- Copied the complete "Microsoft Data files" created by MAC office 2011 from the user profile (\Documents) to the NAS (a shared folder).
4- Zipped the complete "Microsoft Data Files" from the user profile (for safety reason..if something is going bad).
5- Deleted the "Microsoft Data Files" folder from the user profile.
6- Created an "short cut" to the NAS with the name "Microsoft Data Files".
7- Run Outlook in order to make sure the data are still there. Shut down Outlook.
8- Installed MAC office 2011 on the second MAC.
9- Zipped the complete "Microsoft Data Files" from the user profile on the second MAC (for safety reason..if something is going bad).
10- Deleted the "Microsoft Data Files" folder from the user profile on the second MAC
11- Created an "short cut" to the NAS with the name "Microsoft Data Files".
12- Run Outlook in order to make sure the data are there.
13- Finish.
14- If don't needed, you can trash the zip files saved on point 4- and 9-)

Limitation:
Don't try to access Outlook data from both computer simultaneously of unpredictable behavior may occur.

Hope this will help.


I needed a similar solution myself and this post helped me big time.
Thanks.



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