__/ [ Jakob ] on Wednesday 22 March 2006 11:13 \__
> OK the catastrofe happended i dropped my loved m500 in a bucket of water
> and now iam desperate.
> I have all my codes for my life on a encryption program called strip on
> the palm, and the all the other data that i really need.
> So my question is now how can i restore all the data on to a newer
> version palm or do i have to find a m500 somewhere ?
> What is the first thing i need to copy to secure that i can play around
> with the restore and be sure that i have the data i need in a backup ?
> How do i restore my data on a new palm ??
> I SURE hope someone can help, its pathetic but now i know how dependent
> this litle gem has made me.
No need to panic. First of all, as one of your data retainers has 're-
tired' (although perhaps its memory could be 'salvaged'), I suggest you
copy all your file data from the desktop/laptop onto a second computer
with one form of storage or another (can be a CD, backup tape, whetever).
One device for storage is never enough to defend you from hard-drive
crashes and uncalled for physical errors like bad sectors.
You can restore all your data and access it from newer models of the Palm,
quite seamlessly so. Palm handhelds are quite backward-compatible. Think
of this is a blessing. You will have a device upgrade without any loss of
data. I suggest you go to the shop to get a Palm handheld or get a unit
second-hand. To use some sarcasm, you old model just wanted to take a fi-
nal shower, so it left its data behind and took a suicidal dive.
What operating system are you using? If Linux, then your data is in .kpi-
lot, .gpilot on your home directory. I can't recall where data resides on
the Mac. In Windows, have a look under your Palm installation directory. I
am not sure about multi-user versions of Windows, but data usually resides
in c:\progra~1\palm .
To restore data you will just need to synchronise your new handheld with
the same profile as before. If not, you may need to 'inject' the data
(.PDF file) onto your newly-created profile directory (return here for in-
Again, panic not! Just make sure you duplicate your Palm data on the
hard-drive. Mirroring lets you sleep better. *Smile*
Best wishes and good luck!
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