Windows Live Sync replacing FolderShare: What you need to know

savesheep

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I have run foldershare for a very long time, and def am a little excited over sync. However, it really may have screwed me up today. I backup email for our whole office to an external computer just in case anything happens..and apparently, foldershare didn't run a library or something for one pc since July. Now, we installed sync yesterday and it picked up all the libraries, synced them..and replaced the outlook.pst file on a pc with the one from July! So now this computer last lost all its emails in between these dates!!! I know in foldershare it had a seperate trash folder..but sync doesn't. What would it do with the outlook.pst that was deleted and where can i find it? workstation or backup computer?

please help!!
 

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Rachel Popkin [MSFT]

Check the system Recycle Bin on the computer that lost its emails - it
should contain the newer version of the .pst file.

Rachel Popkin
Program Manager, Windows Live Sync

"savesheep" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> I have run foldershare for a very long time, and def am a little excited
> over sync. However, it really may have screwed me up today. I backup
> email for our whole office to an external computer just in case anything
> happens..and apparently, foldershare didn't run a library or something
> for one pc since July. Now, we installed sync yesterday and it picked up
> all the libraries, synced them..and replaced the outlook.pst file on a
> pc with the one from July! So now this computer last lost all its emails
> in between these dates!!! I know in foldershare it had a seperate trash
> folder..but sync doesn't. What would it do with the outlook.pst that was
> deleted and where can i find it? workstation or backup computer?
>
> please help!!
>
>
> --
> savesheep
 

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Tony-Springfield, IL

I am bot a technical person. Foldershare worked great for me and my two home
computers. Now, Nothing works. Indownloading your latest screwup when I try
to run it I get this message "A network error occured while attemptng to read
file:C:\Documents and settings\AnthonySalvatore\Desktop\WindowsLive
Sync[1].msi"

How you can buy a good program from another company, which I think you might
ahve done, and make something so complex is beyond my imagination. Windows
systems are so complex and yet the people are supposed to be so bright is a
misguided judgement. No wonder the stock has done nothing for 8 years.

"Anton Katz [MSFT]" wrote:

> Dear FolderShare friends,
>
> We want to let you know what's next for FolderShare, and to make you aware
> of some important upcoming changes.
>
> In December, we will release a new product called Windows Live Sync. You can
> think of it as FolderShare 2.0. It's going to look familiar and offer the
> same great features, plus:
>
> - More folders and files - sync up to 20 folders with 20,000 files each.
> - Integration with Windows Live ID - no more extra sign-in stuff to
> remember.
> - Integration with the Recyle Bin - no more separate Trash folder to fiddle
> with.
> - New client versions for both Windows and Mac.
> - Unicode support - sync files in other languages.
>
> A huge part of Sync's success story depends on FolderShare users like you.
> When Sync releases, FolderShare goes into retirement. That means your
> FolderShare software will stop working and will ask you to upgrade to Sync.
> Once you do, Sync will automatically rebuild your personal folders. We
> expect a lot of new users when Sync is released, so if you can't sign in
> right away, please give it a little time.
>
> Here's the part you need to pay attention to: Sync will not be able to
> rebuild your shared libraries. If you have a lot of shared libraries, you
> should hop over to the FolderShare website while it's still available and
> copy all that information. You'll need it to rebuild your shared libraries
> in Sync.
>
> You should also note that the Professional option is being retired with the
> FolderShare name. Sync has a single offer, which provides free
> synchronization for up to 20 libraries and 20,000 files. We'll be working to
> raise those numbers as our service grows.
>
> Thanks for being a FolderShare user! We're excited about delivering an even
> better file-synchronization experience to customers like you. We hope you'll
> come along as we move forward with Windows Live Sync.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> The Windows Live Sync (formerly FolderShare) team
>
 

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