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    Is there a file in the backup folder which stores the contacts? I don't have it sync with anything on my desktop and I recently did hard reset.

    thanks
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    Unless you use BackupBuddy for Windows, there won't be a backup of the Contacts file in your backup directory. By default, the PIM apps' data are stored as .dat files in their respective directories within your Palmone/<username> directory; if you didn't sync your contacts, you're out of luck.
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    I am confused. When you install the desktop don't you have to pick one of the two, either outlook or palm desktop?

    Also, regardless does it not always have the .dat files?
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    Quote Originally Posted by professordave View Post
    I am confused. When you install the desktop don't you have to pick one of the two, either outlook or palm desktop?

    Also, regardless does it not always have the .dat files?
    The answer to your first question is, "Yes"...although I'm not sure what it has to do with the OP's question.

    The answer to your second question is "not necessarily". If the OP turned off the Hotsync action for the Contacts (or Outlook Contacts) conduit from the start, there won't be an addressbook.dat file (or, there won't be a non-empty one).
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    If backing up your contacts is as important to you as it is to me, there is an application that does it immediately after the contacts app is closed - On Guard Backup - www.northglide.com - well worth it as a "mobile" solution.

    Ben
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    On Guard Backup appears not to be able to run from the SD Card so in the event of a hard reset - away from the PC - how would one restore?

    This is one reason I prefer Resco Backup. It can be launched from the Card and thus a true field restore can be managed.

    OGB looks like it does have the ability to create an immediated backup to the SD upon close of the Contact apps but what's the point if you can't launch it from the card? I'm curious how you would restore this data with a hard reset - I guess it would then allow for the incremental data to be restored after a sync to the PC?
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    I use BackupBuddy. There is a free version, and it can run from the card.
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    Here we go - On Guard Backup is installed in main memory; it creates a folder on the SD card, \palm\programs\OnGuardBackup that contains individual folders for each application you are backing up. When you need to restore a file created by OnGuard Backup, tap the icon labeled "OG Restore" and tap the application you want to restore.

    So, it just has to be in main memory in order for it to always monitor the user selected applications. Now, what you do have to do is RESTORE the device from your "latest" backup, be it card based or LAPTOP based - that restores the On Guard Backup application and its two icons. Because the On Guard Backup data is on the SD card, it is not affected by hard resets.

    Ben

    Quote Originally Posted by RSGMOOSE View Post
    On Guard Backup appears not to be able to run from the SD Card so in the event of a hard reset - away from the PC - how would one restore?

    This is one reason I prefer Resco Backup. It can be launched from the Card and thus a true field restore can be managed.

    OGB looks like it does have the ability to create an immediated backup to the SD upon close of the Contact apps but what's the point if you can't launch it from the card? I'm curious how you would restore this data with a hard reset - I guess it would then allow for the incremental data to be restored after a sync to the PC?
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    As I stated - Resco Backup can be run from the card so in the event of a hard reset - Resco will restore back to main memory and then restore your lastest backup from the SD Card. You can select a file, application, preference or any individual thing you want to restore.

    I don't have to be at a PC to restore as the program does not have to be in RAM. Your explanation seems to state that On Guard Backup would have to be restored via a hot sync to get it back in main memory - then yes you could restore from the last SD card backup......but you've got to be connected to your PC in the event of a hard reset?
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    On Guard Backup would be restored from a backup, whether it be a hot sync or from the SD card. The advantage to having a device based backup application such as Resco Backup is that the backup is done to the SD card - meaning you can restore that backup from the SD card - Resco Backup installs a copy of itself in the Palm launch folder. Once you restore from that backup, On Guard Backup and On Guard Restore will also be restored and you can then restore from On Guard Restore. You also have the option of using a file management utility, such as FileZ, and copy the files from the On Guard Restore folder to the device.

    Ben

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