Synchronising w OutlookSupport


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  1. AndySA

    AndySA Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a huge problem with duplicates and modifications of my telephone numbers after synchronising with Outlook 2007 and 2010.

    My question: can my Desire synchronise with Outlook 2000?

    I have tried HTC Sync 2 and 3. I have tried removing agd.exe. On my Vista and my W7 laptop it works, albeit creating duplicates and keeping me occupied going through 1600 contacts manually. On my XP desktop with Outlook 2000 it does absolutely nothing, stating that contact can't be copied from the PIM. But this is my master database, which would resolve all issues. Any pointers?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. Broon

    Broon New Member

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    Hi AndySA,

    The problem doesn't appear to be with HTC Sync. I have a Samsung Galaxy S and I have to use Keis and I'm getting exactly the same problems. Duplicate contact entries, fields deleted and weird stuff inserted. I think it is an Android problem.

    I can't understand how Android has not enabled proper syncing with Outlook. They may want to take over the world but in order to do so they have to enable those using MS Outlook. Apple had to make windows available on their machines before Joe soap starting buying macs.

    I really hope Android 2.2 is going to fix this problem. Does anyone know if it does????

    :(
     
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  3. spile

    spile Well-Known Member

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    I had to give up on HTC Sync for these sort of problems. Suggest you take a look at MyPHoneExplorer which has not caused corruption issues for me.
     
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  4. AndySA

    AndySA Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks so much with the pointer to MyPhoneExplorer. I had never heard of it. But then, this is why I love all the internets on this planet with helpful people.

    Cheers :)
     
  5. Cougar

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    I got around this by syncing Outlook with Google rather than directly with the phone. I'm using GSyncIt, but there's a few alternatives.
     
  6. AndySA

    AndySA Member This Topic's Starter

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    Google is not an option for me, as they are too inquisitive. I prefer keeping my appointments and contacts private.
     
  7. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

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    Man, did you ever buy the wrong phone.
     
  8. jblessing

    jblessing Active Member

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    Every two way sync program I have ever used has always produced duplicates. <advert> One reason I wrote my deduplicators www.lbetoolbox.com </advert> <g> So now I keep Outlook as my only "source" and only allow 1 way sync from Outlook to my phone. HTC sync doesn't allow this, but myphoneexplorer does.
     
  9. AndySA

    AndySA Member This Topic's Starter

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    1. Erm, why is the Desire the "wrong phone"? Just posting a taunt does not exactly instil confidence into the claim.

    2. That's why I have ONE central PC for contacts, my desktop, which is fed via CardScan.

    Only appointments need both-way sync. Unfortunately I am now on site so I can't test PhoneExplorer with my home PC for a while.
     
  10. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

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    You know who makes Android, right?

    Seems bizzare that you don't trust Google to hold your data in the cloud, yet are perfectly happy for them to hold it on a handheld device. If they really were dishonest and untrustworthy, presumably that wouldn't extend to data-mining the thousands of handsets they've got out there? Maybe you need to get a tinfoil phone case just to be on the safe side.
     
  11. spile

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    Duplicates is not a problem for me since I started using MyPhoneExplorer
     
  12. AndySA

    AndySA Member This Topic's Starter

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    Now I caught your drift. I love the vision of a tinfoil phone :)

    My reasoning is that as there are phones which use a Google developed OS and there are databases, I see the risk of using an OS developed by Google not as being owned by Google and thus as being low. However, depositing my data in their lap is a different issue. My line of thought - but I could be wrong, by all means.

    Timje will tell if they are really capable of drwing meaningful information out of the phones. But you are 100% right that by using apps such as MyTracks I am voluntarily giving away location based information. But that is worth a different thread altogether.
     
  13. tbauer320

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    Newbie Report. Want to sync Outlook 2010/Win7 Home Premium to the EVO first time, first day EVO user?
    Here's what I did for other Newbies that have to figure this out for themselves:
    1. Don't connect the EVO to the Win7 PC and expect something magical to happen. Win7 is great but not with the htc, yet. Keep reading.
    2. Windows 7 failed to install drivers for the device. After that, Win7 wouldn't even recognize it when connected. Don't worry.
    3. Since Win7 won't recognize the EVO, so don't try to install htc.exe from the phone and don't try to sync from the EVO. No problem if you already tried. I did too.
    4. Go to HTC - Mobile Phones, Smartphones, Cell Phones, PDAs and download the latest Outlook sync app and install on your Win7 PC. I run Trend Micro for virus scanning which is pretty picky about connections and installs so I turned it off. The install wizard highly recommends this too. Drivers will install so the EVO and Win7 will now talk. (You might have to disconnect and reconnect the EVO to wake Win7 to the fact that the drivers are now installed.
    5. Run the htc sync program, select the manager and watch the magic happen.
    6. I haven't seen any issues with dupes using all this native stuff. Maybe the 2.0.40 version fixed some of the dupe issues.
    Good Luck!
    tbauer320
     
  14. HelenLR

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    OK! I've read all this and am happily sunchronising my HTC Desire with the home netbook (running Windows XP and Outlook 2007). Just got the latest and greatest HTC Sync 3.0 installed on the work beast (also Windows XP and Outlook 2003) and no PIM syncing is happening. This is the main reason I wanted this installed so now I'm stymied as I am unable to install or modify the software myself (work rools OK - not!)
    HTC Sync was installed from the web not the phone. No magic here :(
     
  15. spile

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    So why not try an alternative to HTC Sync?
     
  16. AndySA

    AndySA Member This Topic's Starter

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    Exactly!

    I followed the advice and used MyPhoneExplorer. I cleaned up the messed up entries once and now it works like a dream. I am connecting a Desire and the X10 and multisync them without problems.

    Just run the program on both phones and the PC, close down the native sync programs on the PC and off you go. :)
     

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