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  1.    #1  
    The other day, while hotsyncing my Treo 650, an enormous portion of my calendar got wiped out - about four years worth of data. (It's missing on both my Treo and on my desktop.) I recall that when i switched over from my 600 to my 650, i did one last hotsync and my computer created an archived file of my old calendar (from the 600) that got stashed away in safe folder in my computer. (It would seem that this file would contain a lot of the data that was wiped out during my hotsync a few days ago. Any idea if i could install that in my 650? . . . I realize that the 600 was running on an older Palm OS - than the 650 runs - so is it a problem to just drag it over and install it? . . Also, any idea where i'd find this archived file? And, if so, what is it that i would actually install? . . . much thanks - j
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    When was you last PC backup? That is a potential restore point, as well.

    Wait for others to chime in here. Your save of the old 600 data is a good resource. Others will know how to move it over. Did you use a new userid for your 650? Is the old 600 userid still listed in your Palm desktop? Does it have data?

    Cheers, Perry.
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    Its just one file named calenderDB it is a .pdb. I wouldnt swear but pim pdb is not archieved. If you want to search you archieve right click the start on the desktop, explore, program files, palm one, user name (thats you), archieve. The T600 calenderDB is totally compatible with the t650.

    I think your out of luck. You should check into resco file explorer, it has a great back up manager. Sorry.
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    Many thanks for your tips. Just dawned on me - duh! - that i still have all my calendar data on my Treo 600. Could i just hotsync that back into my Mac, making sure to create a new folder for it to go into, then install the file in my 650? Or is re-hotsyncing my old 600 a bad idea? What would be the best way to do it? . . . . Or how about this: Could i beam the data from my 600 to my 650, using something like filez (or whatever it's called?)? And, if so, what file is it that i need to beam? . . . . Again, thanks.
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    Ya, if you still have the 600, beam it over or copy it to an SD card and move it over that way.

    The file is calenderDB.pdb
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    You can absolutely just beam the calendar DB over - I did it for a friend converting an old Palm something or the other (black and white) over to a Zire 71... I think the DB file is pretty compatible down through the years... I know that this isn't a for sure "600 to 650" story, but I think it demonstrates that they must continue to use the calendar DB in the same way over the years.
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    Alright, so i was all set to beam my data over, only i couldn't find any file called "calendarDB." I found something called DatebookDB, which i assume is what I'm looking for. (I use DateBK 5.) But when i beamed it from my 600 to my 650, none of the data shows up after i open up DateBK on my 650. Any ideas why or what i'm doing wrong or how the %$#@*! i can get this data into my 650? . . . thanx - j
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    Well I just spent 10 minutes deleting files and then restoring them from backup, I also use datebk5. if you are referring to your appointments the the file is named calendar. Find any data calender file there should be 2. Calendardb and calender p-dat. It may be different from one file manager to another but if its a database file then that's the one.

    I deleted both of my datebook5 database files and neither of them deleted my appointments. So its the calender files.
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    Where would i locate either "calendardb" or "calendar p-dat"? I can't see it when i open up Filez or when i open the information folder at the bottom of my Launcher X home screen. Up until now, i thought both of those those doo-hickeys allowed me to see virtually everything that was on my Treo. Couldn't it be the DatebookDB file? When i open that up in Filez, it shows that it contains "4196 recs," which i assume means that it contains 4,196 different sub-files or entries. This seems like the correct number of entries i'd have because i've been using my Palm calendar since 1998. . . . Confused but encouraged - j
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    The Treo 600 doesn't use the new PIMs and so wouldn't have any "calendar*" files; DatebookDB holds the 600's calendar information.
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    As i mentioned before, I tried beaming this DatebookDB file over to my 650, but none of the data appears in my Datebook / Calendar. Is there another way to get the data into my 650? Or should i be able to do it this way?
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    You should be able to do it that way but you could also copy the file to a MMC card placed in the 600 the put the card in the 650 an copy it to internal.

    Thanks for chipping in Bill. Us newbies are running in circles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scribblur
    As i mentioned before, I tried beaming this DatebookDB file over to my 650, but none of the data appears in my Datebook / Calendar. Is there another way to get the data into my 650? Or should i be able to do it this way?
    Do not try to beam the "file" over. . . .beam the events over.

    Go into your datebook / calendar on the 600, select menu, find the beam option, select by category, then select all, then beam away. . . .and make sure that beam receive is checked on under the power preferences on the 650.
    (I never had a 600, so these instructions may not be perfectly phrased to the 600 screens. . .) (The 650 menu has a "beam category" selection, then you can slect all and an appropriate date range.)

    Was this it?

    Cheers, Perry.
    Last edited by gtwo; 09/21/2005 at 07:31 AM.
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    The simplest way to upgrade to the 650 is:
    1. Install the new Palm Desktop over the old
    2. Rename your /Palm/<username>/Backup directory
    3. Hotsync
    That'll load your old PIM data but none of the old 3rd party apps or T600-specific files.

    If you've already blown away the first install (but saved the old structure somewhere else), installed the new Palm Desktop, created a new username and Hotsynced, then:
    1. While the new Palm Desktop is closed, copy the contents of these old directories to their new counterparts:
    /Palm/<username>/address
    /Palm/<username>/datebook
    /Palm/<username>/memopad
    /Palm/<username>/todo
    2. Launch Palm Desktop: you should see your old datebook, addressbook, etc. displayed in the new Calendar, Contacts, etc.
    3. Change the action of the Calendar, Contacts, Memo and Tasks conduits to "Desktop overwrites handheld"
    4. Hotsync.

    The next best way to move PIM data from the old 600 to the new 650, is to install DateBk5 on both the old and new machines, and beam each PIM app's data by category.
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    600's calendar does not have Beam Category option.
    I downloaded DateBk6 demo version, which has an option to Beam Category and it works on 600 as well.

    I could beam it to my new Treo 680.

    So I could beam my Contacts, Calendar, ToDo, Memo's. Now left are Call-Logs and SMS's.

    Rajesh

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