Is Apple mum on the Outlook Calendar bug?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by gbross, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. gbross macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    So what is the official corporate line from Apple on the Outlook Calendar syncing problem when using 2.0 and 7.7 Itunes. Calendar entries in Outlook are not syncing at all with the Touch.

    Is Apple being quiet or they have formally acknowledged this bug?

    I'm mad. I use my IPod Touch as a PDA. I rely on my calendar on a daily basis.

    I can't unistall 2.0 and 7.7. I've already purchased an app.

    This needs to be fixed yesterday. :mad:
  2. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    I'm running MS Vista Ultimate
    MS Outlook 2007
    iTunes 7.7
    iPhone 1st version 2.0

    Mine is all syncing. iPhone, MobileMe(with all the calendars having checkmarks - I have more than 1 calendar), and iPhone.

    If you have more than 1 calendar on your Touch, make sure you have the right one showing, or ALL showing. You set that with the Calendars Tab at the Top Left on your Calendar while viewing on the Touch or iPhone.
  3. gbross thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    I have all the calendars showing.

    I'm running XP and Outlook 2003.

    I'm not the only one with this setup and this problem.
  4. drmario macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2008
    Does it just say 'no compatible calenders detected'?
  5. gbross thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    It just syncs.

    Now my Outlook contacts won't sync.

    During syncing iTunes says that it is syncing my contacts and calendars, but when it's done - nothing..... no sync.
  6. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Try going to Control Panel/MobileMe/Sync Tab
    Check 'Sync with MobileMe' Automatically
    Check the Contacts and Calendar and select Outlook beside each.
    Click on the Sync Now Button
    You may also want to check Show In System Tray

    If this is your first Sync, it will ask you what direction/Merge/etc. once you click on the Sync Now Button.
  7. gbross thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    I'm not using MobileMe.

    I'm getting pretty mad at Apple about this whole mess.

    BTW - I'm using Outlook 2003 - if I didn't mention that previously.
  8. 900hwy165 macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2008
    Man, this is exactly the same problem I'm having. Where's the fix.
  9. mslivkoff macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2008
    Fix for Calendar Sync

    Spent quite a bit of time on this myself ("Classic" iPhone, 2.0, Win XP, Outlook 2003), but things are working now.

    Issue appears to be related to: 1) Older and/or corrupt PST files, 2) recurring events (which may be related to #1).

    In any case, here is what worked for me, derived from the following helpful discussion: ( search for "boosterjuice".

    Basically, it involves exporting your Outlook data to an Excel file, creating a new Outlook profile and data file of the CORRECT type, and populating it with imported data from the Excel file. Check the link above for more detail, or follow the rough steps below:

    1) In Outlook 2003, export you calendar(s) to an Excel file.
    2) In [Control Panels->Mail] create a new profile & Outlook data file" (** Be sure and select "Office Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst)" and NOT "Outlook 97-2002 Personal Folders File (.pst)" as the new file type **), associate the profile with the new data file as its default.
    3) In the "Mail" control panel, choose "Always use this profile" and select the new profile.
    4) Open Outlook 2003, and import the file(s) you exported to the new calendar.

    You should be able to sync.

    1) This may also resolve syncing issues with contacts as well.
    2) Imported appointments will not retain recurrence settings, but can be added via the iPhone or Outlook, and sync properly.

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