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    Ok, so my 650 took a swim and is dead, dead, dead.

    I can't wait for the insurance replacement because I NEED a phone, so I went and paid full retail for a 700p to use for the week. Here's the big question, the only backup I have of my 650 is on the SD card (which also took a swim but appears to be ok) from BBVFS. Is there any way to get those files onto my 700p? I've tried searching around but haven't found anything addressing this.

    If it won't work then I'll just use the 700p in "virgin" mode and then return it after I can restore from BBVFS onto my replacement 650.

    The other question is, if I can indeed move the backup from the 650's BBVFS onto the 700p, can I then go back to the 650?
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    Cool Cat

    Sorry dont have the answer to you question but did you used to be on pdaphonehome.com? Did you used to make custom stereo adapters for the 7135?
    ONE can be spelled as NEO.
    There is no spoon.
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    When getting a new device most would recommend you install the aps from scratch. I would:

    1. Rename user name folder
    2. Install PD and Hotysnc to new device to get address/ contacts /todo/memos in
    3. Install apps from scratch
    4. Then do a file by file replacement of ya other data.
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    Yup, that's me! I still use 7135 stereo headsets on my Treo for listening to MP3s.

    A new twist on my dilemma, my 650 has come back to life. I put a hair dryer on it overnight, then plugged it into the wall charger and it started up. The battery was "0%" when I put it in, but quickly took a charge up to about 33%.

    I think I'm just going to play with the 700p until I get home and then return it. It is a really great device and I wish I could keep it, but I just can't afford it right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Cat
    Ok, so my 650 took a swim and is dead, dead, dead.

    I can't wait for the insurance replacement because I NEED a phone, so I went and paid full retail for a 700p to use for the week. Here's the big question, the only backup I have of my 650 is on the SD card (which also took a swim but appears to be ok) from BBVFS. Is there any way to get those files onto my 700p? I've tried searching around but haven't found anything addressing this.

    If it won't work then I'll just use the 700p in "virgin" mode and then return it after I can restore from BBVFS onto my replacement 650.

    The other question is, if I can indeed move the backup from the 650's BBVFS onto the 700p, can I then go back to the 650?
    Hi

    I pointed the nice folks at BlueNomad (makers of BBVFS (I use it too on both my 650 and 700p and I reviewed it for TC a couple months back..) .. to your question and they emailed me back this answer, which I quote in its entirety. If you have any other questions, I suggest you contact them directly. They're really fast to respond, usually.

    QUOTE:


    This is Bobby from Blue Nomad Support. I would advise him that
    he could use BackupBuddyVFS to restore but he may need to be careful
    about the unsaved preferences file and any applications that may not be
    compatible with the Treo 700 device. See below for steps on
    transferring backup data from one device to a newer one.

    To transfer your data from your old device to your new one, first do a
    complete backup of your old device. Make sure you have the latest
    version of BackupBuddyVFS on the device. You can see our website for
    info on the latest version:

    http://www.bluenomad.com/bbvfs/prod_bbvfs_download.html

    You may need to have the very latest version of BBVFS in order to do
    the restore to the new device. You would have to first upgrade BBVFS on
    the older device.

    Once you are sure you are using the latest on your old device, you can
    use BBVFS to help transfer data to the new device. This can be tricky
    as there are many factors involved. Different version of Palm desktop
    software, hotsync manager, Palm OS on devices can be very different,
    files may be incompatible between devices etc. It may be best to start
    fresh with your new palm desktop software and device and manually
    install older backup files. Alternatively, you could beam your data to
    the new device. See below for more info:

    To transfer your data from your old device to your new one, first do a
    complete backup of your old device. Please note: You may have to
    install a different version of hotsync manager and palm desktop
    included with your new device. This may not keep your older backup
    files intact so be sure you save them on your PC as well in case you
    have an issue with restore from your memory card.

    Then look over your backup files on the card and see if you have any
    system update files (they will be named System_Update_x.x.prc). These
    are operating system update.prc files. The new device will not need
    these files and they may be incompatible. You can look in the
    Palm/username/backup folder on the memory card to see your Backup
    files. You should only install files that you are sure will be
    compatible with the new device. If you aren't sure about a file, don't
    install it. You may also want to skip the unsaved preferences file.

    If you do have a problem after restore, you may need to hard reset the
    new device to start fresh again. Mount the memory card in the device
    and go to restore mode, you can then install files to the device by
    "restoring" them. If you want to exclude files from restore see below:

    Below are instructions on doing an advanced restore with BBVFS. If you
    are transferring data from
    and older device to a newer one, you can try an advanced restore being
    very careful to exclude any system files or files/programs that you are
    not 100% sure are compatible on the newer device.

    To do an advanced restore:

    1. Be sure you have a full backup of the old device on your memory card.
    2. Hard reset the new device.
    3. mount your sd card and launch BBVFSPro from card
    4. Choose to skip
    5. Choose your hotsync username
    6. switch to Advance restore mode
    7. Select the files you want to restore
    7. Restore/reset

    Blue Nomad Support


    END OF QUOTE

    Harv
    Do NOT send email to harv at treocentral dot com - it will never reach me.. forwarding from that address to my real address was hijacked in early 2008, and I can't fix it.. send me a private message instead or email me directly at my RR address..

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