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Embarrassed to recommend Microsoft software

Nov 18, 2010, 16:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by apexwm)

"A few times in the past I've been caught recommending Microsoft products, only to have it come back and bite me when things don't work properly. Recently I had this experience once again, when I recommended the use of offline files in Windows 7. For some reason, offline files has never been extremely stable in Windows. Simply doing a Google search about offline files and problems in Windows XP will bring up more than enough reading material. Supposedly, offline files has been reworked in Windows 7 and the stability issues ironed out. But this doesn't seem to be the case in reality. I discovered the hard way, that offline files in Windows 7 is as quirky as ever. In my situation, I helped set up offline files to synchronize a network drive in Windows 7. The main purpose of synchronizing was the storage of a PST (personal storage) file for use in Outlook when the network drive was not connected."

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