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Outlook 2010 Rules problem - using PC, laptop and an external hard drive

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I have a PC with Outlook 2010 installed.  I just bought a laptop for home use and installed Outlook 2010 there as well.  I moved my PST file on to an external hard drive so that I could go back and forth between work to attend to emails etc.  The PST has about 6 email accounts with different folders and lots of rules going on.

When I first opened up Outlook on the laptop I had to create all the rules again (seems they don't get transferred in PST?).  Then when I transferred external HDD back to PC all the rules now had "for other computer" next to them and they won't run.  I open up the rules to edit them and I can't seem to uncheck the "for other computer" setting.  I transfer back and it's the same thing.

Can anyone tell me how I can sort my incoming mail into folders based on email account using rules in this manner? Is it even possible?
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suggest to use the accoiunt-settings to direct incoming mails to individual folders. This is now possible, in 2010, - actually default to deliver in seperate PST-files, but you can even choose wich folders to deliver mail in, in the account settings.

Regard the External harddisk transfer of the PST-files. Depending on size of the files and other conditions that I do not know: Have a look in for example Dropbox, to make syncronize folders on different computers, making it possible to use same data on all your computers. Exactly syncronizing outlook has though an issue regard "open file: even dropbox is very fast toi start syncronizing (deep connected to the filesystem) it can not transfer an open PST--file, - so you will have to stop outlook and wait for the upload of the PST file before closing down, and similar wait for the syncronization to finish before opening outlook when opening the other PC.
Anyway: if you use 2 or m ore PC's you may love this easy way of syncronization :-) Ffree 2 GB, and with this link 2.250 free GB: http://db.tt/a39csJj
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