2004 Office pros+cons of moving Microsoft User Data to 2nd partition? Do any MVPs?

With Office 2004, are there any reasons why one should NOT alias the
Microsoft User Data folder, leave the alias in place on the boot partition
and move MUD to another partition?

Do any of the MVPs do this?

Respectfully, Norm

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nnager1050 (113)
7/10/2004 10:29:31 PM
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Hi Norman,

It's people like you who make me stop and think every once in a while about
what I am doing. I have a MUD folder at work, another at home. But this is
not really the best solution for me.

What I should really do is have a single master MUD folder someplace,
probably on a network drive that's backed up every day. Then I should sync
to local MUD folders.

I've thought about getting one of those USB drives for my MUD folder, but I
tend to leave things in my pockets and I doubt they are resilient enough for
my washer and dryer.

-Jim
-- 
Jim Gordon
Mac MVP

MVPs are not Microsoft Employees
MVP info http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/

Quoting from "Norman R. Nager, Ph.D." <nnager@vnoxsxpxaxmv.fullerton.edu>,
in article BD15BBDB.26A4%nnager@vnoxsxpxaxmv.fullerton.edu, on [DATE:

> With Office 2004, are there any reasons why one should NOT alias the
> Microsoft User Data folder, leave the alias in place on the boot partition
> and move MUD to another partition?
> 
> Do any of the MVPs do this?
> 
> Respectfully, Norm
> 



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goldkey74 (611)
7/10/2004 11:22:27 PM
On 7/10/04 3:29 PM, in article
BD15BBDB.26A4%nnager@vnoxsxpxaxmv.fullerton.edu, "Norman R. Nager, Ph.D."
<nnager@vnoxsxpxaxmv.fullerton.edu> wrote:

> With Office 2004, are there any reasons why one should NOT alias the
> Microsoft User Data folder, leave the alias in place on the boot partition
> and move MUD to another partition?
> 
> Do any of the MVPs do this?

I do, and have done so for years. No problems at all.

-- 
Paul Berkowitz
MVP Entourage
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Please "Reply To Newsgroup" to reply to this message. Emails will be
ignored.

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or 2001. It's often impossible to answer your questions otherwise.

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berkowit (221)
7/11/2004 5:00:24 AM
On 7/10/04 10:00 PM, in article BD161778.6B197%berkowit@spoof_silcom.com,
"Paul Berkowitz" <berkowit@spoof_silcom.com> wrote:

> On 7/10/04 3:29 PM, in article
> BD15BBDB.26A4%nnager@vnoxsxpxaxmv.fullerton.edu, "Norman R. Nager, Ph.D."
> <nnager@vnoxsxpxaxmv.fullerton.edu> wrote:
> 
>> With Office 2004, are there any reasons why one should NOT alias the
>> Microsoft User Data folder, leave the alias in place on the boot partition
>> and move MUD to another partition?
>> 
>> Do any of the MVPs do this?
> 
> I do, and have done so for years. No problems at all.

Please advise on how to do this correctly.  After I executed what I thought
was the proper way, Entourage both returned to default preferences and could
not find its database; in short, it was like launching Entourage for the
first time.

Here's what I attempted and then did to clean up afterward.  But I'm stymied
on how to accomplish the move of the MUD folder so Entourage finds it:

1.  Made an alias for the MUD folder
2.  Moved the folder over to another partition and left alias in place
3.  Launched Entourage
4.  When Entourage came up empty, I checked and found that the MUD folder
had been copied, rather than moved.
5.  I trashed the original MUD folder, leaving its copy on the 2nd
partition.
6.  Again, Entourage launched as if there were no preferences or data base.
7.  I copied from a second hard drive the Microsoft preferences and replaced
those on my boot drive.
8.  Entourage still ignored my MUD.
9.  I then moved the MUD folder back to its original location on the boot
partition.
10.  Entourage works fine now, but I'm back at square one.

Your counsel on the correct steps to take without confusing Entourage,
please?

Respectfully, Norm

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nnager1050 (113)
7/11/2004 10:41:00 AM
On 7/11/04 5:41 AM, in article
BD16674C.270D%nnager@vnoxsxpxaxmv.fullerton.edu, "Norman R. Nager, Ph.D."
<nnager@vnoxsxpxaxmv.fullerton.edu> wrote:

> On 7/10/04 10:00 PM, in article BD161778.6B197%berkowit@spoof_silcom.com,
> "Paul Berkowitz" <berkowit@spoof_silcom.com> wrote:
> 
>> On 7/10/04 3:29 PM, in article
>> BD15BBDB.26A4%nnager@vnoxsxpxaxmv.fullerton.edu, "Norman R. Nager, Ph.D."
>> <nnager@vnoxsxpxaxmv.fullerton.edu> wrote:
>> 
>>> With Office 2004, are there any reasons why one should NOT alias the
>>> Microsoft User Data folder, leave the alias in place on the boot partition
>>> and move MUD to another partition?
>>> 
>>> Do any of the MVPs do this?
>> 
>> I do, and have done so for years. No problems at all.
> 
> Please advise on how to do this correctly.  After I executed what I thought
> was the proper way, Entourage both returned to default preferences and could
> not find its database; in short, it was like launching Entourage for the
> first time.
> 
> Here's what I attempted and then did to clean up afterward.  But I'm stymied
> on how to accomplish the move of the MUD folder so Entourage finds it:
> 
> 1.  Made an alias for the MUD folder
> 2.  Moved the folder over to another partition and left alias in place
> 3.  Launched Entourage
> 4.  When Entourage came up empty, I checked and found that the MUD folder
> had been copied, rather than moved.
> 5.  I trashed the original MUD folder, leaving its copy on the 2nd
> partition.
> 6.  Again, Entourage launched as if there were no preferences or data base.
> 7.  I copied from a second hard drive the Microsoft preferences and replaced
> those on my boot drive.
> 8.  Entourage still ignored my MUD.
> 9.  I then moved the MUD folder back to its original location on the boot
> partition.
> 10.  Entourage works fine now, but I'm back at square one.
> 
> Your counsel on the correct steps to take without confusing Entourage,
> please?

Here's what I've done:
1.  Go to Entourage > Turn off Office Notifications, and quit Entourage.
2.  Move the Microsoft User Data to another partition
3.  Delete the original Microsoft User Data folder.
4.  Command-Option-drag the Microsoft User Data folder back to the original
location.
5.  Re-launch Entourage, choosing to re-enable notifications.
6.  If your data doesn't show up, go to Entourage > Switch Identity to
re-select your identity.

-- 
Mickey Stevens (Microsoft MVP for Office:mac)
PowerPoint FAQ featuring PowerPoint:mac: <http://www.pptfaq.com/>
Entourage Help Page: <http://www.entourage.mvps.org/>

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7/11/2004 3:10:08 PM
In article <BD16C280.8434%mickey.stevens@mvps.org>,
 Mickey Stevens <mickey.stevens@mvps.org> wrote:

> Here's what I've done:
> 1.  Go to Entourage > Turn off Office Notifications, and quit Entourage.
> 2.  Move the Microsoft User Data to another partition
> 3.  Delete the original Microsoft User Data folder.
> 4.  Command-Option-drag the Microsoft User Data folder back to the original
> location.
> 5.  Re-launch Entourage, choosing to re-enable notifications.
> 6.  If your data doesn't show up, go to Entourage > Switch Identity to
> re-select your identity.

That's essentially what I've done, too.
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jemcgimpsey (6723)
7/11/2004 7:57:46 PM
On 7/11/04 8:10 AM, in article BD16C280.8434%mickey.stevens@mvps.org,
"Mickey Stevens" <mickey.stevens@mvps.org> wrote:

> On 7/11/04 5:41 AM, in article
> BD16674C.270D%nnager@vnoxsxpxaxmv.fullerton.edu, "Norman R. Nager, Ph.D."
> <nnager@vnoxsxpxaxmv.fullerton.edu> wrote:
> 
>> On 7/10/04 10:00 PM, in article BD161778.6B197%berkowit@spoof_silcom.com,
>> "Paul Berkowitz" <berkowit@spoof_silcom.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> On 7/10/04 3:29 PM, in article
>>> BD15BBDB.26A4%nnager@vnoxsxpxaxmv.fullerton.edu, "Norman R. Nager, Ph.D."
>>> <nnager@vnoxsxpxaxmv.fullerton.edu> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> With Office 2004, are there any reasons why one should NOT alias the
>>>> Microsoft User Data folder, leave the alias in place on the boot partition
>>>> and move MUD to another partition?
>>>> 
>>>> Do any of the MVPs do this?
>>> 
>>> I do, and have done so for years. No problems at all.
>> 
>> Please advise on how to do this correctly.  After I executed what I thought
>> was the proper way, Entourage both returned to default preferences and could
>> not find its database; in short, it was like launching Entourage for the
>> first time.
> 
> Here's what I've done:
> 1.  Go to Entourage > Turn off Office Notifications, and quit Entourage.
> 2.  Move the Microsoft User Data to another partition
> 3.  Delete the original Microsoft User Data folder.
> 4.  Command-Option-drag the Microsoft User Data folder back to the original
> location.
> 5.  Re-launch Entourage, choosing to re-enable notifications.
> 6.  If your data doesn't show up, go to Entourage > Switch Identity to
> re-select your identity.

Thanks so very much.  Now I can feel more secure about my Microsoft User
Data,  the most valuable folder in my Mac.  Respectfully, Norm

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nnager1050 (113)
7/11/2004 11:29:50 PM
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