RE: Microsoft Outlook - Windows on Mac I've used Microsoft Office Outlook since it came out. I just trimmed my PST file down to about 10GB. I have so much information in subfolders etc. We travel a lot. I'm leaving for 4 months in Europe (with luggage limitations) and would prefer to take only one computer. Would purchasing Office for Mac solve a lot of problems or create new problems?
Or maybe I need to a new copy of Windows loaded on my Mac?
My equipment includes: 1) Apple MacBook Pro MC976LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display with 2.6 GHz Processor / 512 GB Storage. 2) Acer Iconia Tablet with about 30GB hard drive 3) HP Windows computer seems to have problems starting some times. (will leave at home) 4) Several external USBs - 1TB, 750MB, etc
Software Priorities Microsoft Office 2007 Outlook, Microsoft Office - Word, Excel etc Quicken 2011 I want to use Windows programs & files on my Mac. I installed Parallels Desktop 8 Switch to Mac Edition & migrated the Acer Iconia programs/files. I have a problem opening Microsoft Outlook because it is looking for a PST file that is no longer at that location. Can I reinstall Microsoft Office into the virtual machine on the Mac?
Do you have a better alternative to these steps?
1) Archive less important files from the Acer Iconia to my 1 TB USB
2) Load 10 GB trimmed PST on Acer and verify it opens ok (PST was 15GB in February 2013. I trimmed it to 10GB by April.)
3) This might explain some of my recent problems with Parallels & the PST
4) Do I need to remove or reinstall Parallels on the Mac? then Migrate the Acer Iconia 30GB hard drive again.
That sounds like a reasonable approach. What are you using parallels for right now, just Outlook?
If you have the PST (back it up) on the hard drive somewhere and can point Outlook to it on the Mac it should load correctly. If it is otherwise working, you might night need to reinstall Parallels. That being said I never loved Parallels and opted to dual boot my mac with a native Windows partition. But that was a few years ago maybe Parallels has improved significantly since then.
Software Priorities Microsoft Office 2007 Outlook, Microsoft Office - Word, Excel etc Quicken 2011
I will try the plan above and let you know if it works.