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Windows 7: Outlook 2010: sync To-Do bar with Windows Live/Hotmail calendar?

02 Jul 2010   #1

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Outlook 2010: sync To-Do bar with Windows Live/Hotmail calendar?

Is there a way to have Outlook 2010 sync it's To-Do bar with a Windows Live webmail calendar?

I'm using Outlook 2010+latest version of Outlook Connector +Windows Live webmail. Calendar sync works fine in both directions but the Outlook To-Do bar only displays upcoming events from the local "Outlook" calendar, not my @live.com calendar (even though in the Outlook calendar pane the local calendar is unchecked and the @live.com calendar is checked).

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03 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 7600 (x86 & x64)
 
 

You can definitely do that, here's how:

1. Click on the File tab.
2. On the Info screen (should be the default one that appears after clicking "File") click the "Account Settings" drop-down button.
3. Then click on "Account Settings" to go to the Account Settings screen.
4. Once at the Account Settings dialog box, click the "Data Files" tab.
5. Select your default e-mail account that you wish to sync your calendar with. (This would be your @LIVE account.)
6. All set! Enjoy your new To-Do bar with updated @Live calendar information.

This will also change a couple other beneficial settings, such as auto-recognizing contacts that are on your LIVE e-mail account.

From Microsoft Outlook:

"The default Outlook Data File contains the calendar that appears in the To-Do Bar and settings for Favorites, shared folders, and RSS feeds."

Hope that works!
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03 Jul 2010   #3

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks. After following the above advice (and closing/restarting Outlook a couple times) everything is now working perfectly
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03 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pde709 View Post
Thanks. After following the above advice (and closing/restarting Outlook a couple times) everything is now working perfectly

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03 Jul 2010   #5

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Glad windowsguy could help you.
Make sure you rep him for it.
Saying "Thanks" is a big part of it.
Done. Thanks again.
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03 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pde709 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Glad windowsguy could help you.
Make sure you rep him for it.
Saying "Thanks" is a big part of it.
Done. Thanks again.
Good man pde709
Welcome to our great forum and enjoy the rest of the day!
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03 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 7600 (x86 & x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pde709 View Post
Thanks. After following the above advice (and closing/restarting Outlook a couple times) everything is now working perfectly
Not a problem, glad it worked!
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26 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello! I recently tried to follow the directions in this post but when I try to set my live account as the default for date files. Outlook 2010 tells me that it is unavailable for selection. More specifically, under the location column it says "not available." My live account works fine otherwise but I would like to be able to use the calendar from it as the default calendar in the to do bar. Thank you for any help.
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16 Oct 2011   #9

Win 7 64-bit
 
 

Were you ever able to resolve this???
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