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Reconnecting to disconnected notebook on thumbdrive

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by coolnote, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. coolnote

    coolnote Flightless Bird

    I keep a certain ON notebook on a thumbdrive, so I can work on the problem on
    two different computers. I leave the notebook open on both computers A and B,
    where it is cached. I work the notebook on both computers through the week,
    but leave it on computer A until the weekend. On Friday I shut computer A
    down and remove the thumbdrive. I take the thumbdrive to computer B, where it
    also has a version of the notebook cached open. But when I insert the
    thumbdrive, although Windows can see it, ON cannot and reports that the
    notebook is not connected.

    Here is my procedure to get it synching on B -- is the following correct?
    Right click on the notebook,
    Click Properties,
    Click Change Location,
    Select the folder containing the notebook on the thumbdrive.
    ON on B reports that it is synching to the thumbdrive.

    But I would appreciate reassurance: Does this mean that changes in both the
    cached version on computer B and the stored version on the thumbdrive will
    synch properly in both directions, and that when I take the thumbdrive back
    to computer A on Monday it will synch there too, if needed using this same
    reconnect procedure to point the notebook on A to the thumbdrive?
     
  2. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > I keep a certain ON notebook on a thumbdrive, so I can work on the problem on
    > two different computers. I leave the notebook open on both computers A and B,
    > where it is cached. I work the notebook on both computers through the week,
    > but leave it on computer A until the weekend. On Friday I shut computer A
    > down and remove the thumbdrive. I take the thumbdrive to computer B, where it
    > also has a version of the notebook cached open. But when I insert the
    > thumbdrive, although Windows can see it, ON cannot and reports that the
    > notebook is not connected.
    >


    There is something wrong with the path to your notebook on computer A.
    The "not connected" report is alarming and your manual intervention
    shouldn't be necessary. Synching should automatically be done by ON
    without any intervention.

    So hold your mouse/pen over the notebook tab at the left navigation bar
    and look at the balloon tip: the location of your notebook will be shown
    AND should point to your THUMBDRIVE.
    I assume this path is wrong and will show another location.

    If I am right, close that notebook (after synching) once and reopen it
    with the location on your thumbdrive. Now it should work.

    > Here is my procedure to get it synching on B -- is the following correct?
    > Right click on the notebook,
    > Click Properties,
    > Click Change Location,
    > Select the folder containing the notebook on the thumbdrive.
    > ON on B reports that it is synching to the thumbdrive.
    >


    That may be "correct" but NOT the normal way ;-)

    > But I would appreciate reassurance: Does this mean that changes in both the
    > cached version on computer B and the stored version on the thumbdrive will
    > synch properly in both directions, and that when I take the thumbdrive back
    > to computer A on Monday it will synch there too, if needed using this same
    > reconnect procedure to point the notebook on A to the thumbdrive?


    Same answer as above. The configuration has to be fixed.

    Bernd
     
  3. coolnote

    coolnote Flightless Bird

    "Bernd" wrote:
    > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    > So hold your mouse/pen over the notebook tab at the left navigation bar
    > and look at the balloon tip: the location of your notebook will be shown
    > AND should point to your THUMBDRIVE.
    > I assume this path is wrong and will show another location.
    >
    > If I am right, close that notebook (after synching) once and reopen it
    > with the location on your thumbdrive. Now it should work.


    Thanks Bernd, but re this point, how can I close the notebook after synching
    if it will not synch because it cannot connect?
     
  4. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > "Bernd" wrote:
    >> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >> So hold your mouse/pen over the notebook tab at the left navigation bar
    >> and look at the balloon tip: the location of your notebook will be shown
    >> AND should point to your THUMBDRIVE.
    >> I assume this path is wrong and will show another location.
    >>
    >> If I am right, close that notebook (after synching) once and reopen it
    >> with the location on your thumbdrive. Now it should work.

    >
    > Thanks Bernd, but re this point, how can I close the notebook after synching
    > if it will not synch because it cannot connect?


    Sorry, I mixed A and B.

    So reread my post for B and look for the path on computer B.

    Bernd
     

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