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Lifedrive calendar - private items

I've had a Palm C for a while, synching to my home computer for everything, but syching to work for limited things (avantgo, outlook calendar only). My mom-in-law wants my wife's T, my wife wants my C and so I got a lifedrive to allow them all to shuffle on down the line. With my Tungsten C, it used Chappura and had an option to NOT synch calendar items marked as private. I need that feature (because it's none of my companies business what private calender items i have, and if I sync them to our exchange server they're there for all to see). My problem is that when I set up the lifedrive, there was no such option on Outlook calender synch (under settings). The help for that shows such an option, though the help doesn't match the actual screen in other ways as well (help doesn't show a couple of options that are on the screen). So - anyone have any ideas? I don't like losing functionality when I'm supposed to be upgrading to a newer, better palm.

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You could get this functionality back if you switched to PocketMirror Pro XT from chapura. I know this will cost you $ but it will do the job. The conduits supplied with LifeDrive are the palmOne conduits - they replaced PocketMirror Standard a few years ago for palmOne products.

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Unless I'm greatly mistaken, even if the item is marked as private, it is still stored in the exchange server. Since these are personally private (as opposed to business private I guess) I don't want the entries on the work network at all. I definitely could make them not be visible from my Outlook, but they'd still be findable on the server. I had trouble getting my lifedrive to sync on my main home computer period, had to reset it a few times to get it to behave (but I'm not sure it's not the usb ports there). As far as sync'ing to my work computer & outlook, that went amazingly smoothly. I did have Outlook open when I did the install, so that it would find the exchange profile and all that. I'm afraid that's the only advice I can give - sorry!

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Fix in Outlook?? Isn't there a way to keep private appts from showing in Outlook? Perhaps you could change the setting on that side? Did you have trouble getting your LifeDrive to sync w/Calendar in the first place? I've managed to get all BUT calendar syncing (and it's the MOST IMPORTANT part of Outlook that needs to sync!!)... any advice?

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You didn't say whether you're trying to sync everything (mail, calendars, contacts) or just some things or one thing (like contacts only). I don't know if you're using an Exchange server or even if you have the info you'll need to sync with an Exchange server.

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