__/ [ ~~Alan~~ ] on Monday 08 May 2006 01:20 \__
> I made some changes to my calendar, sync'ed up with my palm , and realized
> "accidentally" deleted a lot of stuff I should have not. I have a backup
> copy from an WinXP backup performed about 18 hours earlier. (I actually do
> this). If I restore/replace the current files with those from the backup,
> what will be the results after I sync up again?
It may, but it may not. Keep a good stack of backups before and after
restoration. I recommend that you set your desktop to overwrite the
handheld once you restore from backup if you want consistent and
predictable results (e.g. reverting to an 18-hour-old calendar). If you
have Palm desktop, consider merging 'by hand' where possible, assuming you
didn't make many changes to entries and dates spanning a year.
> Will I merge the old data from the files with the new data entered on the
> handheld since the backup?
> Will I loose any new data on the handheld?
> Will I make the restored database look like the current handheld?
Here's what *I* I would do:
* Make backup of the backup, set it aside.
* Make a backup of the current profile on the desktop
(**) Try to learn which *positive* (additive) changes you made on the
handheld. Make notes if necessary (been there, done that a couple of years
* Do *NOT* synchronise Palm and desktop and see the results
* Restore from backup to current desktop profile
* Inspect outcome on handheld and desktop
- If all good, smile in pride
- if dissatisfied (information gone)
> Restore profile settings from backup
> you *MAY* want to hard reset the handheld (with data loss)
> Synchronise and restore changes lost from memory and notes (see (**))
Hope it helps,
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