This is another one of those tips that won’t help you unless you happen to be in a very specific pickle. That said, it also carries a general health warning: The more complex you make your computer and gadget set-up, the more you’re on your own.
If you’re synchronizing your Palm OS–Treo with Microsoft Outlook, you’re asking for trouble. After a while you’re likely to get the following error:
– Recovery Sync
Outlook Calendar synchronization failed
where nothing in the calendar gets synced. Even Palm’s own help page on this isn’t very optimistic:
This issue is under investigation. Since OLERR errors can be caused by a wide range of factors, we have developed a number of solutions at this point.
This is techie speak for ‘no, we don’t know what’s going on either.’ And the ‘solutions’ they offer aren’t the kind of thing you could do while the kettle’s boiling. One includes a step 8:
Open each of these items and give them an and date. This can be far in the future, such as the year 2050.
Another way of saying: You could be up all night changing each calendar entry individually for entries that are going to be around longer than you are.
Needless to say, none of these options worked, though they might for you. But here’s what I suggest:
How to Fix Outlook/Treo Calendar Synchronization Problems
This isn’t the only way to solve the problem, I’m sure, but it’s probably the quickest. Bottom line: These things are never easy, but should be. Shame on Palm, for example, for hinting their synchronization software just may not be good enough by concluding, after several ‘solutions’ to the problem, that:
If none of the solutions above resolves your OLERR problems, you may wish to use a third-party synchronization solution for your Outlook information.