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  1. UCFgrad05's Avatar
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    I should probably read manuals, I know...
    I need to sync up my new 800w to my home computer...
    I use ActiveSync for work - do I do this for home computer as well?

    I guess it boils down to this - I would like to download some updates/apps...
    just dont know how.

    I dont want to mess up my work sync either.

    Yes, I am a newbie to smartphones.

    Thanks.
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    ActiveSynch doesn't do well syncing across multiple computers for data.

    I would personally use something like Dashwire for backing up your contacts/data, and then use Activesynch only for transferring files and such.
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    I've used ActiveSync on two different computers, but it was always more trouble than it was worth. Now, I primarily sync with an Exchange server. I wish it synced the Notes app, but other than that, it's worked very well.

    Randal

    Quote Originally Posted by UCFgrad05 View Post
    I should probably read manuals, I know...
    I need to sync up my new 800w to my home computer...
    I use ActiveSync for work - do I do this for home computer as well?

    I guess it boils down to this - I would like to download some updates/apps...
    just dont know how.

    I dont want to mess up my work sync either.

    Yes, I am a newbie to smartphones.

    Thanks.
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    Not sure why everyone is down on ActiveSync. I use it on two computers and have never had a problem.
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    It's a foul piece of....well...I won't go there.

    Lets just leave it at that the day I stopped using AS to backup my device is the day a lot of headaches went away.
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    In the past 5+ years, the only problem I have ever had with activesync is the "usb switch" problem but I just moved to bluetooth and never looked back.

    I guess I should count my blessings.
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    So how do I download certain files with Active Sync?
    Do I have to download them to my home computer first?

    If I wanted to download a patch - how would I get it on the phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UCFgrad05 View Post
    So how do I download certain files with Active Sync?
    Do I have to download them to my home computer first?

    If I wanted to download a patch - how would I get it on the phone?
    Windows Mobile installations, patches or applications, games, etc., are done via CAB files. A CAB file on a WinMo device is just like an EXE on your computer. You run it on the device and it installs. So....

    1) Connect your device to your computer.
    2) In ActiveSync, click the button Explore. This opens up the folders on your device.
    3) Copy the CAB file from your computer to a location on your phone, such as the default that comes up of My Documents.
    4) Now on your phone go to Start > Programs > File Explorer.
    5) Go to the folder where you copied that CAB file and select it to run it.
    6) Follow through with any prompts that may appear during the installation.

    Alternatively you can copy the CAB file from your computer to a storage card and pop that in your phone. Also, if you know the exact download URL of the CAB file that you want, you can just put in the address bar of Internet Explorer on your phone and then save the file when it prompts you.

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