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Old 05-14-2009
topcat
 

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Default Directories
Now that I can access documents on my Main PC from my Laptop, is there a way
to set the default directories for Word & Excel on my Laptop to get files
from my Main PC?
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Old 05-14-2009
Gordon
 

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Re: Default Directories
topcat wrote:
> Now that I can access documents on my Main PC from my Laptop, is there a way
> to set the default directories for Word & Excel on my Laptop to get files
> from my Main PC?


Yes.
The best way (IMHO) would be to point your Documents folder on the
Laptop at the one on the PC and then set it to use Off-line files. That
way if the network suddenly drops while you are editing a file (Word
certainly, creates a temp file in the folder in which the file you are
working on resides - I don't know whether Excel does this)the temp file
won't suddenly be unavailable.

Have a look here for more info on off-line files:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...linefiles.mspx
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307853

They both are about XP but the principles are the same....
And here's a general page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offline...#Offline_Files

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Old 05-14-2009
topcat
 

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Re: Default Directories
I forgot to mention I use Vista on both machines.

"Gordon" wrote:

> topcat wrote:
> > Now that I can access documents on my Main PC from my Laptop, is there a way
> > to set the default directories for Word & Excel on my Laptop to get files
> > from my Main PC?

>
> Yes.
> The best way (IMHO) would be to point your Documents folder on the
> Laptop at the one on the PC and then set it to use Off-line files. That
> way if the network suddenly drops while you are editing a file (Word
> certainly, creates a temp file in the folder in which the file you are
> working on resides - I don't know whether Excel does this)the temp file
> won't suddenly be unavailable.
>
> Have a look here for more info on off-line files:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...linefiles.mspx
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307853
>
> They both are about XP but the principles are the same....
> And here's a general page:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offline...#Offline_Files
>
> HTH
>
>
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> your OS, Service Pack level
> and the FULL contents of any error message(s)
>

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