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  1.    #1  
    Hi,

    I have a t-180 (with a broken lid), and I recently tried to find my memo-pad backups on my pc (I'd like to print some of them). The hot-sync is set to backup the memo-pad on the unit.

    However, none of the databases in the backup folder (pdb's) seem to have anything to do with the memo-pad. The memo folder under my profile has one "dat" file, but no memo's in there.

    I tried the palm desktop, but it (nor I) could not find any MPA files on the pc (I searched the whole drive).

    Am I missing something?

    Thanks,

    Mirko
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    well, actually all your memo pad files can be view under the "memos" category in the "palm desktop" program. i dont see any problem in printing the stuff you see there. in case you dont see the memo pad files there, then you might want to hotsync such that either your handheld overwrites the desktop or synchronize the files.
    or am i misunderstanding your problem?

    thw raw files are situated somewhat like this
    "C:\Program files\palmOne\yourhotsyncname\memopad
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    Memopad.pdb, like the other PIM databases are not, as such, backed up to the desktop unless you use BackupBuddy. Their data are actually contained in their various .dat files and populate your device's .pdb files during Hotsync.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gamble
    Memopad.pdb, like the other PIM databases are not, as such, backed up to the desktop unless you use BackupBuddy. Their data are actually contained in their various .dat files and populate your device's .pdb files during Hotsync.
    I see the .DAT files for memos, contacts, calendar etc. in different directories, not in the Backup directory.

    Question: How do we selectively restore these after a hard reset? I doubt that dragging a .DAT file to QuickInstall would work..

    Why, O why, didn't Palm1 use .pdb for these files, like everything else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aprasad
    I see the .DAT files for memos, contacts, calendar etc. in different directories, not in the Backup directory.

    Question: How do we selectively restore these after a hard reset? I doubt that dragging a .DAT file to QuickInstall would work..

    Why, O why, didn't Palm1 use .pdb for these files, like everything else?
    They are restored during Hotsync, not by the backup/restore piece, but by the synchronization of your PIMs.
  6.    #6  
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gamble
    Memopad.pdb, like the other PIM databases are not, as such, backed up to the desktop unless you use BackupBuddy. Their data are actually contained in their various .dat files and populate your device's .pdb files during Hotsync.
    I finally managed to get memopad/calendar/to-do/address to hot-sync by turning on the outlook synchronisation in the hot-sync set-up. (I turned that off ages ago, not realizing it will affect my back-ups.)

    Now I have a bunch of .dat files in the corresponding directories. However, I still was not able to read that in the Palm Desktop. It can import various formats, but not the binary dat files.

    Any suggestions? Actually a reference to some good book or site dealing with these issues would also be most welcome. For example, I still have no idea how to import these dat files to the unit in case of a full reset.

    Thanks to all the replies,

    Mirko

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