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Re: Syncing Galaxy S4 contacts with MS Outlook 2007 using Kies
I have two primary issues with Kies, plus one big disappointment.
The first issue is that Kies does not sync contacts to what I'm using for contacts -- Google, but to what I'm not using -- Samsung internal contacts, which I have five of. I wanted to use the S4 as a conduit to sync Outlook on my PC to Google Contacts which I use just as much if not more. Anything I add to Google Contacts would find it's way to my phone, then to Outlook Contacts. GUESS NOT!
The second issue is that Kies assumes the Outlook.PST file being used is on C:, while my profile is on another drive. (when is Microsoft going to get a clue about putting transient data on a different drive!?)
The big disappointment is that I'd like to drag and drop an ebook or music file into the appropriate folder (%profile%\Documents\Samsung\Kies\ebook for example) on my PC, and have it auto-sync to the phone when I connect using Kies. The sync apparently has nothing to do with all the other folders -- it only performs a sync on contacts etc.
I thought Kies would be a syncing product that would basically have the same file structure on the desktop as on the S4, and anything I drop in the tree on the desktop would just get copied into the same place on my phone. I could drag and drop documents, links and other things I need to read into folders, and they'd just be on my phone when I had a few minutes to take care of business. Sounded pretty obvious to me! I'll go looking for that functionality on Google_Play.
Since Kies can't find my real .PST file (doesn't accept another location) and doesn't really SYNC anything with any data in it, it isn't of much use.