Multiple ost files


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Lorri

Is there known issues if I have muliple ost files saved to the local machine
even if the offline folders settings is pointed to another location for
Outlook 2003?
For example - I had set up a user with an ost file pointed to
c:/ci-data/jsmit.ost
Then there was an issue so we created another ost that pointed to the
default locations
C:\Documents and Settings\jsmit\Local Settings\Application
Data\Microsoft\Outlook
The e-mail is set up through exchange and runs in cached mode?
The issue was that the inbox would come up and immediatley run an inbox
update that would take up to 20 mins to run - once I got rid of the old ost -
it ran fine?

Thoughts?
 
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R

Roady [MVP]

That is a coincidence. When you start a new ost-file it always must do a
complete sync first. Apparently is was finished at the same time you deleted
the old ost-file.
 
L

Lorri

the new ost file was created 5/12/08 I deleted the old one today - so I don't
think it was that - since the user is on e-mail everyday for 8 hour work days.

So the fact that there are 2 ost files is no big deal?

Thanks!
 
R

Roady [MVP]

No, since Outlook will only connect to the 1 ost-file that it is configured
with. It completely ignores the other one because it is not programmed to
look around for any other ost-files on its own.
 
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Neville Percy

Forgive me for butting in, but a websearch just brought me here whilst researching multiple OST files.

I have 5 of them in my own C:\Users\<username> \AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook folder, named outlook.ost and outlook0.ost to outlook3.ost.

Only outlook3.ost has a Date Modified older than today. All the others -- except the up-to-the-minute current outlook.ost have the same Date Modified, at about 30 mins after my Windows startup this morning.

There's /something/ going on...

Cheers all,
--Nev.



Roady [MVP] wrote:

No, since Outlook will only connect to the 1 ost-file that it is configured
23-May-08

No, since Outlook will only connect to the 1 ost-file that it is configured
with. It completely ignores the other one because it is not programmed to
look around for any other ost-files on its own

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 200
http://www.howto-outlook.com
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and mor

http://www.msoutlook.info
Real World Questions, Real World Answer

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Multiple ost files
Is there known issues if I have muliple ost files saved to the local machine
even if the offline folders settings is pointed to another location for
Outlook 2003
For example - I had set up a user with an ost file pointed to
c:/ci-data/jsmit.os
Then there was an issue so we created another ost that pointed to the
default location
C:\Documents and Settings\jsmit\Local Settings\Application
Data\Microsoft\Outloo
The e-mail is set up through exchange and runs in cached mode
The issue was that the inbox would come up and immediatley run an inbox
update that would take up to 20 mins to run - once I got rid of the old ost -
it ran fine

Thoughts?

That is a coincidence.
That is a coincidence. When you start a new ost-file it always must do a
complete sync first. Apparently is was finished at the same time you deleted
the old ost-file

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 200
http://www.howto-outlook.com
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and mor

http://www.msoutlook.info
Real World Questions, Real World Answer

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the new ost file was created 5/12/08 I deleted the old one today - so I don't
the new ost file was created 5/12/08 I deleted the old one today - so I don't
think it was that - since the user is on e-mail everyday for 8 hour work days

So the fact that there are 2 ost files is no big deal

Thanks

:

No, since Outlook will only connect to the 1 ost-file that it is configured
No, since Outlook will only connect to the 1 ost-file that it is configured
with. It completely ignores the other one because it is not programmed to
look around for any other ost-files on its own

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 200
http://www.howto-outlook.com
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and mor

http://www.msoutlook.info
Real World Questions, Real World Answer

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