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Re: Trouble restoring data on Palm T5

  • Subject: Re: Trouble restoring data on Palm T5
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 13:42:51 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.sys.palmtops.pilot
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [Steve Kranz <"smkranz[at]adelphia.net">] on Monday 13 February 2006
12:34 \__

> Steve L wrote:
>> I have a T5. It appears that some files are corrupted. So I hotsynched to
>> my laptop to save the data I need, then did a hard reset on the T5, then
>> installed the PalmOne software on my desktop machine and hot synched with
>> my T5. The T5 is now working fine, as you would expect. I can read my
>> email with the WIFI card. But my contacts, calender, etc data are on the
>> laptop. I know from prevfious trials that even if I turn off all the
>> conduits except for the contacts, calender, notes, and tasks, it seems to
>> synch a whole
>> bunch of other files related to various apps that I added in the past.  I
>> only want the basic four data files to be synched.  After that, I can
>> remove all PalmOne files from my laptop and add back the 3rd party apps
>> carefully one at a time.
>> Any suggestions for how I can do this?  Or where I can get tech support
>> help to walk me through it?
>> Steve L
>> slockemdREMOOVE@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Search in your desktop's Palm folder for your Backup folder.  It is
> usually at: c>program files>palm (or palmone)>[your device's folder,
> usually an abbreviation of your name or combination of your initials]>
> backup.  This folder is where your third-party apps are housed.  Rename
> this folder backup.old.  By doing so, you will prevent those apps from
> automatically reinstalling on the first hotsync after a hard reset.
> Then you can go back into that directory to re-install them one at a time.

I'd recommend pulling these files and store them somewhere safe that does not
fall under the installation directory, let alone progra~1. Keep them
somewhere safe, which is occasionally backup up.

Some future (re-)installations and migrations may lead to un-installation of
old software, so you should wish to keep all third-party applications with
you. They are rather small in terms of volume anyway...

In general, it is good practice to keep progressive backups of your data, not
just applications. Palm Desktop keeps a stack of just 1-2 backups -- the
most recent state and its predecessor. This sometimes means that you can
only revert back to the state of the data as it were yesterday. Too risky in
case of belated awareness of inconsistencies or data loss.

Hope it helps,


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