Icloud email account set up in Outlook

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  1. Posts : 247
    Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 (standalone licence)
    Thread Starter
       #11

    bro67 said:
    Again, Outlook will properly set up Outlook for icloud. It is a issue with the OP OS install.
    Can you give me some evidence for that assertion please? What are you basing it on? Happy to investigate if it based on more than a hunch.

    UPDATE
    Sorry just saw your registry edit whcih I suppose it what you meant by "issue with the OP install". That registry entry will be as default from when the clean install was done. But will give it a go thanks.

    Why do you think if it has created the ost file in the default location and the default path is not actually that long, that this will make any difference to the operation of the mail account which is there in Outlook with an ost file that is appears to be linked to?

    C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

    Is this long? Do I need to store ost file in another location closer to root to get icloud to play ball? Is that something that icloud doesn't like about windows?

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    bro67 said:
    Cannot create pst file. The file path is too long. - Kuiper Industries
    Method 3: Enable the Long Path Support in Registry Editor

    If you are using Windows 10 1607 or the later version, you can enable the Long Path Support via Registry Editor to solve the issue. To be specific, you can disable the MAX_PATH limit in Windows. Before modifying Registry keys, you’d better back up the key for accidents.
    Here is a simple guide:
    1. Press [COLOR=var(--font-highlight-color)]Win + R to open [COLOR=var(--font-highlight-color)]Run[/COLOR].[/COLOR]
    2. Input [COLOR=var(--font-highlight-color)]regedit and press [COLOR=var(--font-highlight-color)]Enter[/COLOR] to open Registry Editor.[/COLOR]
    3. Navigate to the following path:
    [COLOR=var(--font-highlight-color)]Computer > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > FileSystem.[/COLOR]
    4. Find [COLOR=var(--font-highlight-color)]LongPathsEnabled and double-click on it.[/COLOR]
    5. Modify the value data to [COLOR=var(--font-highlight-color)]1.[/COLOR]
    6. Click [COLOR=var(--font-highlight-color)]OK to keep the change.[/COLOR]
    BTW not trying to create pst file. I am sure you know iCloud only supports IMAP which creates an ost file....which has been created by the manual configuration process, despite the error being displayed, as I think I have stated earlier in the thread.

    And I have numerous pst files stored on this installation with the default path apart from having moved the windows Documents folder (which is now default location for pst files) to D:/

    All these pst files work fine from there.
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  2. Posts : 2,177
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #12

    bro67 said:
    Cannot create pst file. The file path is too long. - Kuiper Industries
    Method 3: Enable the Long Path Support in Registry Editor

    If you are using Windows 10 1607 or the later version, you can enable the Long Path Support via Registry Editor to solve the issue. To be specific, you can disable the MAX_PATH limit in Windows. Before modifying Registry keys, you’d better back up the key for accidents.
    Here is a simple guide:
    1. Press Win + R to open Run[
    2. Input regeditEnter to open Registry Editor.
    3. Navigate to the following path:
    Computer > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > FileSystem
    4. Find LongPathsEnabled and double-click on it.
    5. Modify the value data to 1
    6. Click OK to keep the change
    And of course, to resolve problems, any average everyday basic computer user should be encouraged to tinker with the registry to fix an MS vs Apple issue.

    (Oh, and by the way, in case it was missed .... [SARCASM MODE \\OFF]
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  3. Posts : 247
    Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 (standalone licence)
    Thread Starter
       #13

    idgat said:
    And of course, to resolve problems, any average everyday basic computer user should be encouraged to tinker with the registry to fix an MS vs Apple issue.

    (Oh, and by the way, in case it was missed .... [SARCASM MODE \\OFF]
    Got no problem with making that small change to the resgistry to see what happens. Will give it a go and post back. Will I need to delete and recraete the account in outlook?

    Thank you.
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  4. Posts : 2,177
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #14

    kevvyb said:
    Got no problem with making that small change to the resgistry to see what happens. Will give it a go and post back. Will I need to delete and recraete the account in outlook?

    Thank you.
    Good luck in your endeavours (seriously). Can't help with your last question, totally unfamiliar with the machinations of Apple and stopped using MS Outlook (only) component of MS Office for similar reasons as your experiencing - unintuitive, unfriendly, too much user intervention required.

    At the risk of offending the purists (Meh!!) because I dare to mention 3rd party software, long ago I switched over to Thunderbird (freeware). There's also eMClient if you want to use all the other Outlook-type bells and whistles but it's only free for up to 2 email accounts. Had no hesitation in buying the full version after using the free version.
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