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Embarrassed to recommend Microsoft software

Nov 18, 2010, 16:34 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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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