Originally Posted by dutch5050
I'm using MobileMe. I agree that I don't think Omni Group has put in code to not have it work for users. One of the things is that I had a pretty big file (4mb+). I archived my old data which brought the file down to (2.5mb). I just tried to run the coalesce script and followed the directions as noted on the post. Each time I tried to change the name of my old Omnifocus file on my idisk server it kept giving me an error message saying that it couldn't change the name because the program was still in use--though I had quit the program entirely. Do you think I should download OmniFocus 1.5? I haven't yet.
At this moment, I've got a 4.1 MB file. The sync function works fine with it syncing to MobileMe's WebDAV server, though I'm only using desktop clients, no iPhone or iPod Touch here.
There could be a couple of things contributing to the mix here. First, I would suggest you update your desktop version to the 1.5 GM release. I can think of no reason why you should not run that instead of any other version you might have; it is certainly no worse and it might be better than what you have now.
I do wonder why you are getting an error when you try to rename the OmniFocus.ofocus file on the iDisk, but it is easy to work around that. Go to OmniFocus Preference, click on the Sync tab, and simply tell it to use a different file for the database, such as "New OmniFocus.ofocus", by adding the filename to the end of the path (after "Documents/") and clicking the Sync Now button. It should have no trouble doing that if you've got your username and password set correctly, your network is connected to the world at large, and MobileMe is functioning. After doing that, go to the Sync settings on the iPhone and do the Get Settings from Mac bit after clicking the corresponding button on the desktop. Have the iPhone do a sync. This should also work if it is able to connect to MobileMe and it got the settings correctly. Try that and report back. This course of action assumes that you don't have changes on the iPhone that haven't been applied to the desktop database and which need to be preserved. If you do, the job becomes a bit more complicated, but not impossibly so.