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excluding a single file from synchronization

BobArnett
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Using group policy (gpedit.msd) I have learned how to exlude files with specific extensions from synchronizing (ake available offline) but how can I exclude individual files from synchronizing and yet include other files in the same folder with the same extension.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal Consultant
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I don't know if it's possible without a workaround.  The only way I've been able to accomplish this is to change to particular file's extension to something else.  

For instance, if it's an Excel spredsheet, change the .xls to .xxs.  
Then, exclude all .xxs files from synchronizing.
Finally, you need to associate .xxs files with Excel in Folder Options > File Types

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Well, that's a good idea but I don't think it will work in this case. What is happening is that a MS Word template (NormalEmail.dotm) that is used by MS Outlook for email evidently is being reported as "in use" even if an email is not really being created at the moment of synchronization. That is the reason it is being reported as an error at the end of synchronization. So if I change the extension (and the file association), I still don't think Outlook will recognize it anymore as being the correct default email template for it to use.
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Email templates shouldn't even be in a user's My Documents folder, so that's a problem right there.  They are normally kept locally in C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates  and that folder shouldn't be synchronizing off-line.

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Our users share the same templates so they are all kept in a folder Group\templates. That folder is made available to all users including this notebook user and it should also be made available offline so the user can  send email from his notebook when he is out of the office. We couldn't be the only ones who share an email template. What's also odd to me is that there are five of us sharing the normalemail.dotm file and when we open Outlook we don't get any error the file is already in use, why would syncronization report that even when no one is really using it?
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