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Can't sync iPas/iPod with Outlook

I have an iPad 2 and Outlook 2003. Outlook won't sync with my iPad..

However, they will sync on another computer. Then I can clear the iPad
calendar and then sync to main computer but the old calendar info syncs.

Outlook/ my computer seem to be holding on to the old calendar info in some kind of cache.

Any ideas?

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Tell more.

When it worked.
What changed.
If any security software is installed.
Think about any PRIVACY protection apps.
Is the popup noted at occuring.
What error messages if any.

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Can't sync iPas/iPod with Outlook

Well...for some time I've been transferring the Outlook folder and the iTunes folder from computer one to computer two and vice versa. Computer one is my desktop and computer two is my laptop.

All has worked fine until, I think, the last time I transferred the above back to computer one that was when I first noticed the problem.

Computer two sinks with my iPad and iPod both ways. But when I try to sync with computer one it does not transfer the events on my calendar, notes or contacts.

It does add old events back into the iPad/iPod and calendar, notes and contacts and calendar, notes and contacts are not transferred from iPad/iPod to computer one. So it seems to be sinking from computer one (old info) to iPad/iPod but not from iPad/iPod to the calendar.

No pop-up on computer one.

The only error message I get is after sinking with computer two after trying to sync with computer one. I get 80 sync conflicts which have been duplicated as in two or three notes on computer one that are the same. And I have gone into notes and that is correct, there are duplicates.

I also get an error message after trying to sync with computer one when there are "conflicts". It says "unable to retrieve conflict information from sync server please try again........"

Tried to be as accurate and simple as possible but this is certainly confusing. The bottom line looks like it's syncing from computer one to iPad/iPod but not sinking from iPad/iPod to computer one.

Running Windows 7 on both computers and the latest versions of iTunes and iPad 4/iPod updates. Computer one is running 64-bit and computer to is running 32-bit.

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maybe saying it another way

And the iPad, after syncing, has the original calendar, notes and contacts plus at least the calendar items from computer one also. So I end up with the up-to-date items I started with on my iPad plus the not updated calendar items from computer one.

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Last but not least

I have completely uninstalled and reinstalled iTunes and Outlook.

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Apple writes this does not work as you are using it.

More at with work arounds.

"Issues may occur leading to data corruption or data loss if you
regularly sync Contacts, Calendars, Notes, or bookmarks
between multiple computers using iTunes and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
touch. Syncing once to move your data over to a new computer should not
cause these issues."

So nothing new here.

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Thanks for the new info.

Thanks Proffitt, I'll maul this over a bit.

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I like this answer.

Better to maul than mull this.

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still mulling

This got pushed down the list a bit but still driving me crazy since I have to sync my iPad with my laptop which I don't normally use at home.

Still "mulling" and that's for the posts. I ain't giv'n up yet.

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