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    This seems like an odd question - when backing up on my desktop PC (XP), it's obvious where the files are. But on my laptop (Vista), the C:\Program Files\Palm\User directory is empty after a backup, and a search for *.prc and *.pdb comes up empty, yet when I open the Palm Desktop, there are all my hundreds of contacts, all memos, calendar entries, etc.

    Where are these data stored?

    Thanks -

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyron View Post
    This seems like an odd question - when backing up on my desktop PC (XP), it's obvious where the files are. But on my laptop (Vista), the C:\Program Files\Palm\User directory is empty after a backup, and a search for *.prc and *.pdb comes up empty, yet when I open the Palm Desktop, there are all my hundreds of contacts, all memos, calendar entries, etc.

    Where are these data stored?

    Thanks -

    BS
    The Search function is your friend!
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    > The Search function is your friend!
    > http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...t=vista+backup
    > Today 10:36 AM

    I see that someone else has posted this question, but none of the replies answer my question - does this just mean the question can't be answered?

    confused

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    I drove myself crazy figuring this out. They are stored in "documents" under your user name.

    "C", "Users", "your personal user name", "documents", palm os desktop", "your personal phone name", "backup".
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    > I drove myself crazy figuring this out. They are stored in "documents" under your user name.

    > "C", "Users", "your personal user name", "documents", palm os desktop", "your personal phone name", "backup".

    Once I get to "Documents", I do not have a subdirectory entitled "Palm OS Desktop", nor anything similar. And I double checked the Palm Desktop itself, and all of my information has been retained. This is really starting to bug me out.

    What does exist, however, is:

    C:\Users\your personal user name\Pictures\Palm Photos\my personal phone name\

    with both Palm and SD card photos backed up.
    (there's a similar directory for videos, and videos are backed up).

    So it appears that it's all by the book for the photos and videos, but I can't find the other data (contacts, memos, etc.), weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyron View Post
    > The Search function is your friend!
    > http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...t=vista+backup
    > Today 10:36 AM

    I see that someone else has posted this question, but none of the replies answer my question - does this just mean the question can't be answered?

    confused

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    Posts #4 and #6 in that thread don't help?
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    > Posts #4 and #6 in that thread don't help?

    No, as they suggest directory structures that I'm sure exist on their systems, but for some reason don't exist on mine. And Wildcatter posted another approach, which as you can see from my response ALMOST got me home, but only had the photos and videos. And again, a computerwide search finds nothing with the pattern "pdb" or "prc" - I must have the screwiest system on earth or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyron View Post
    > Posts #4 and #6 in that thread don't help?

    No, as they suggest directory structures that I'm sure exist on their systems, but for some reason don't exist on mine. And Wildcatter posted another approach, which as you can see from my response ALMOST got me home, but only had the photos and videos. And again, a computerwide search finds nothing with the pattern "pdb" or "prc" - I must have the screwiest system on earth or something.

    BS
    If those posts are of no help, just search your laptop for one of the following files: "address.dat", "datebook.dat", "memopad.dat" or "todo.dat".
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    > If those posts are of no help, just search your laptop for one of the following files: "address.dat", "datebook.dat", "memopad.dat" or "todo.dat".

    Zip.

    I just better hope it doesn't crash. Or I'll turn on my desktop and backup there where I know I can find the files.

    BS
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    Quote Originally Posted by lyron View Post
    > If those posts are of no help, just search your laptop for one of the following files: "address.dat", "datebook.dat", "memopad.dat" or "todo.dat".

    Zip.

    I just better hope it doesn't crash. Or I'll turn on my desktop and backup there where I know I can find the files.

    BS
    OK. I think you missed the most important piece of post #4 in that thread I referenced: the directory is hidden. Have you changed your folder display options so that hidden directories are shown?
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    I found my files by searching for "backup". I have no idea why I didn't think of that earlier :-0
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    > OK. I think you missed the most important piece of post #4 in that thread
    > I referenced: the directory is hidden. Have you changed your folder display
    > options so that hidden directories are shown?

    Good call, but I double-checked and I have that display option set to view hidden files and folders (in fact, one of the first things I do when I get a computer is to check that box, as well as uncheck "hide extensions for known file types" and set all folders to view details.

    And I also tried:

    > I found my files by searching for "backup".

    as wildcatter suggested, came up empty. I'm sure there's an explanation for this, and for the moment I'll just be careful to make regular backups to my SD card via BackupBuddy, and to backup on my desktop (XP).

    I even had the crazy idea that the information was somehow contained in the desktop itself (perhaps erroneously because of some setting I had), but that doesn't add up either.

    BS
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    I have yet to find mine either.
    Matty

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