How to Switch from G Suite Sync to CompanionLink

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CompanionLink offers a smooth alternative to G Suit Sync, but because GSSMO connects to the folder structure of Outlook it is required that you move your data to an independent Outlook folder. The steps are:

1. Make a new local PST file that is not connected to GSSMO
2. Move your Outlook Contacts, Calendar and Tasks.
3. Remove the GSSMO connected data file so GSSMO no longer attempts to sync.
4. Set up CompanionLink to sync to your new local Outlook folders.


Reconnecting Gmail to Outlook without G Suite

1. Open Outlook, click File in the top left, and click Add Account.
2. Use the following guide to connect the Gmail account to Outlook:
https://www.slipstick.com/outlook/sync-outlook/synchronizing-outlook-google-accounts/
  • If given the choice when entering the Google login information choose New Outlook Data File under Deliver New Messages to.
3. Once the Account is added > Click "File" > Click "Account Settings", and select it again from the drop-down menu.
4. Select the "Data Files" tab, select the new non G Suite data file > click "Set As Default".
5. Close and reopen Outlook.
6. Open the Contacts/People in Outlook. On the left under My Contacts, click the folder associated with G Suite and do the following to move the contacts to the new folder:
A. Click View, select Change View on the left, and select List.
B. In the contacts list, click one contact to highlight it and press Ctrl + A to highlight all contacts in the list.
C. Drag and drop the highlighted contacts to the new secondary Contacts folder, release the right click and select Copy Here.
7. Repeat the above step 6 for Calendar, Tasks, and Notes in Outlook.
8. When all data is in the new folders, click File > Click Account Settings, and select it again from the drop-down.
8. Under the Email tab, select the G Suite associated account > click remove. Choose Yes when asked and close this menu.
9. Uninstall the G Suite program.

Now that the data file has been removed from G Suite's control and the data exists in the local Folders we can install the CompanionLink Program.


Installing and Setting up CompanionLink

1. Once you have readded the Gmail account to Outlook without GASSMO. You can now install CompanionLink to keep both Outlook and Google in sync.
https://www.companionlink.com/support/kb/CompanionLink_for_Google_-_Outlook_to_Google_Sync_Setup_Guide