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From: Rick Van Dusen <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG on laptop
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 14:30:49 -0800
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1. Some additional answer to your part 2: I have successfully
synchronized my desktop and laptop for other programs, especially
Outlook, OE, and Thunderbird, in the following manner:
a. Immediately before the trip, shut down the programs on the desktop
and copy the entire folders from the desktop to the laptop.
b. Do NOT open those programs on the desktop again.
c. Immediately upon return, shut down the programs on the laptop and
copy the entire folders from the laptop to the desktop.
d. Do NOT open those programs on the laptop, but you CAN open them on
the desktop now.
The same result (with the same cautions) can be achieved with MS
Windiff, an accessory on the Windows CD (in 2000 and XP, at least).
However, be warned that you can copy the whole folders in less time,
since Windiff actually reads every file and compares the copies.
2. I also wonder if transferring by means of TMG backup/restore will
work with different folder locations. My cousin and I ("Re: [TMG] TMG
coordination with Ancestry.com", 1/22/10)are working around that by
agreeing on a data location. I'm guessing (without any evidence) that if
one backs up using the Backup Project option, the custom settings are
not included, and thus custom data locations would not be included, but
I've not had the time to test that idea.
3. I sincerely hope you've partitioned your hard drive into at least two
partitions and made the second one data only and have no data on C:.
This makes your data far less vulnerable to drive corruption which WILL
(not MAY) occur on the OS/applications drive. Also, it makes data backup
and retrieval much simpler. (Be sure to set your My Documents location
to the second drive.) Doing this will also simplify your TMG data
transfer between computers, since you'll easily be able to create
matching folders on the two machines.
4. See the TMG Help page "Customizing Data File Storage" to see how you
can determine for yourself where TMG puts your data files. This is how
my cousin and I are agreeing on a folder.
Bruce Evans wrote:
> It depends on what you mean by operating system. If you're talking Mac
> and Windows, you're right but I don't think TMG runs on Mac. I've used
> TMG on my desktop under Windows XP, Vista and, now, Windows 7, all the
> while using a laptop with Windows 2000. No problems with an external
> hard drive. At least under Windows, you can name a drive any letter you
> want even if there's no intervening letters so using the same path on
> both computers shouldn't be a problem.
> Bruce P Barrett wrote:
>> You are right if the operating system file structures are different and
>> there is no emulation software.
>> Doesn't that only work if both computers are running the same operating
>> system and the pathing is exactly the same on each?
>> Ian Singer
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