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sharing one Palm Desktop file between two computers

by Anamacha / September 15, 2005 1:56 AM PDT

I have one Palm device connected to my computer running XP Pro. I would like my wife's computer (XP Home) to see the same Palm Desktop file so that she can make changes to it and update it with things I need to know.

I've shared the PalmOne folder, but when I try to access it from her machine, I'm informed that the file is in use by another user. The Palm Desktop file was not active on my machine at the time, though the HotSync Manager was active in the systray.

I then searched in these forums for advice on the matter, and found several people who have the same issue as I, but there were no solutions posted to those threads.

Any ideas? Anyone?

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Why it fails.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2005 2:25 AM PDT

The Palm Desktop was not written to handle this requirement. Sorry, you need to look at sync applications or replace that software.

Bob

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ah ...
by Anamacha / September 15, 2005 2:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Why it fails.

ok ... so what would you suggest? I don't know what software might be able to do this; the only one I'm aware of is ACT and that's a commercial product.

And to the best of my knowledge, the only software that will talk to a Palm is the Palm Desktop, as provided by PalmOne.

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For example, Chapura Mirror.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2005 9:50 PM PDT
In reply to: ah ...

It syncs my outlook with my palm. Since I can have an Exchange Server, that can be sync'd as well.

Sorry, but there are far too many solutions out there so you get to decide what to try and if you are willing to pay.

Bob

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Years Later - A FREE Solution.
by fs200707300 / March 18, 2010 3:38 AM PDT

Greetings,

I've successfully linked my Palm Desktop 4.1.4 (the version shouldn't matter) software between both my Notebook and my Netbook.

How?

Due to a wonderful, FREE programme from Microsoft. Check out http://nyti.ms/9TsYzV .

Regards,
Frank

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not anymore
by disciplejohn316 / March 27, 2011 5:28 AM PDT

windows live sync...bye bye...windows live mesh...not for xp

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sharing one Palm Desktop file between two computers
by TheRealMrTibs / October 11, 2012 7:03 AM PDT
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