webOS Nation Forums >  webOS Discussion >  webOS Synergy and Synchronization > HOWTO Transfer Contacts from Palm Profile to Gmail/Yahoo! Mail. Easier Way!!!
HOWTO Transfer Contacts from Palm Profile to Gmail/Yahoo! Mail. Easier Way!!!
  Reply
Like Tree1Likes

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11/17/2010, 07:05 PM   #21 (permalink)
Member
 
jays_pre's Avatar
 
Posts: 12
There is any even easier way. I did this via chat with Palm, because I want to have a backup copy myself:
1.) Dial ##66623#
2.) Tap Cellebrite Export
3.) When it is done, connect the phone to the computer
4.) Select USB drive then Open the Palm Pre drive
5.) Make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is selected in your pc (folder options)
6.) Open the TEMP folder
7.) A file called "PIMmigration" will be inside the TEMP folder, copy this file to the desktop.
It will show one contact, BUT! now open your gmail, go to your contacts & pick more actions & import the vcard from where you saved it. ALL the contacts will move to Google/Gmail.
viola! done!
__________________
jay
jays_pre is offline   Reply With Quote
Liked by xenago likes this.
Old 11/17/2010, 07:09 PM   #22 (permalink)
Member
 
sketch42's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,991
im adding this to my FAQ (with credit to you!!)... i knew that had to be a hash code to access the cellebrite export...

great info!!!
__________________
NEWBIES Check These Threads First
WebOS FAQ Export Contacts Backup-Restore Patches/Apps


follow me on twitter or Catch me at LOOT

ATTN: If You like my Patches or Themes please feel free to DONATE
sketch42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/17/2010, 07:34 PM   #23 (permalink)
Member
 
sketch42's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,991
Quote:
Originally Posted by jays_pre View Post
There is any even easier way. I did this via chat with Palm, because I want to have a backup copy myself:
1.) Dial ##66623#
2.) Tap Cellebrite Export
3.) When it is done, connect the phone to the computer
4.) Select USB drive then Open the Palm Pre drive
5.) Make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is selected in your pc (folder options)
6.) Open the TEMP folder
7.) A file called "PIMmigration" will be inside the TEMP folder, copy this file to the desktop.
It will show one contact, BUT! now open your gmail, go to your contacts & pick more actions & import the vcard from where you saved it. ALL the contacts will move to Google/Gmail.
viola! done!
submitted your post as a tip as well
__________________
NEWBIES Check These Threads First
WebOS FAQ Export Contacts Backup-Restore Patches/Apps


follow me on twitter or Catch me at LOOT

ATTN: If You like my Patches or Themes please feel free to DONATE
sketch42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/22/2010, 02:30 PM   #24 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 3
Thanks Jay! Worked great on Gmail!!!!! Very easy......
550Deano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/02/2010, 11:16 PM   #25 (permalink)
Member
 
jays_pre's Avatar
 
Posts: 12
you guys are very welcome, glad I could help!
__________________
jay
jays_pre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/10/2010, 10:09 AM   #26 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by jays_pre View Post
There is any even easier way. I did this via chat with Palm, because I want to have a backup copy myself:
1.) Dial ##66623#
2.) Tap Cellebrite Export
3.) When it is done, connect the phone to the computer
4.) Select USB drive then Open the Palm Pre drive
5.) Make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is selected in your pc (folder options)
6.) Open the TEMP folder
7.) A file called "PIMmigration" will be inside the TEMP folder, copy this file to the desktop.
It will show one contact, BUT! now open your gmail, go to your contacts & pick more actions & import the vcard from where you saved it. ALL the contacts will move to Google/Gmail.
viola! done!
Jay

YOU ARE A GOD!!!!

recently switched to a Droid & the charming folks at the Sprint store moved over 1/2 of my contacts but not all and it's been driving me NUTS!!!!

It looks like all have now made the leap and i can now connect with the world without fear!!

THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!
UmAnOnion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/25/2011, 08:47 PM   #27 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 290
Quote:
Originally Posted by jays_pre View Post
There is any even easier way. I did this via chat with Palm, because I want to have a backup copy myself:
1.) Dial ##66623#
2.) Tap Cellebrite Export
3.) When it is done, connect the phone to the computer
4.) Select USB drive then Open the Palm Pre drive
5.) Make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is selected in your pc (folder options)
6.) Open the TEMP folder
7.) A file called "PIMmigration" will be inside the TEMP folder, copy this file to the desktop.
It will show one contact, BUT! now open your gmail, go to your contacts & pick more actions & import the vcard from where you saved it. ALL the contacts will move to Google/Gmail.
viola! done!

Dude, that is simply <edit> AWESOME!!! Thanks so much. I actually was able to do it without plugging phone into PC at all.
Simply install internalz onto phone.
Open internalz up after step 3. Go to .temp folder. Copy the vcf file out of the .temp folder and into something accessible by other apps like /media/internal/

Then open your email app, create a new email..attach the vcf, email it to yourself, go to PC, download that emailed file then import it into gmail!

Last edited by bevcraw; 03/03/2011 at 06:37 PM. Reason: language
GenTarkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/25/2011, 08:59 PM   #28 (permalink)
Member
 
verwon's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,367
Ummm... superb, but the word you're looking for is French, so it's voila.

Beamed down to the earthlings from my eVo
__________________
Sent from my favorite gadget!
verwon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/25/2011, 10:06 PM   #29 (permalink)
Member
 
NickVTPre's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,008
Quote:
Originally Posted by GenTarkin View Post
...
Simply install internalz onto phone.
Open internalz up after step 3. Go to .temp folder. Copy the vcf file out of the .temp folder and into something accessible by other apps like /media/internal/
...
Just for clarification for other n00bs like me, the .vcf file which is created goes into /media/internal/.temp
NickVTPre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/26/2011, 10:58 AM   #30 (permalink)
Member
 
StuntmanMark's Avatar
 
Posts: 261
Doesn't work for me.
StuntmanMark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/28/2011, 12:51 PM   #31 (permalink)
Member
 
GTMI1's Avatar
 
Posts: 40
Pretty Slick! Very easy to do.
GTMI1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/03/2011, 04:01 PM   #32 (permalink)
Member
 
kuoirad's Avatar
 
Posts: 204
So odd question - we can export, but is there a way to re-import that file in, if we wanted to, say, try the 2.1 metadoc but not lose our contacts in our Palm profile?
kuoirad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/04/2011, 07:07 AM   #33 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 65
In 2.1, you can email yourself that .vcf file as an attachment, then open it from the email on your phone and all imports will be automatically added.
__________________
Golf Handicalc - Course handicap calculator
Gunnole is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked By: kuoirad
Old 03/14/2011, 10:41 PM   #34 (permalink)
Member
 
e-gadget-guy's Avatar
 
Posts: 359
Great tip. It works like a charm. one thing is that the folder is ".temp" on mine.
__________________
IIIXE>Clie:N710C>N760C>NX60>Treo[600>650>700]>Centro>Pre+>Pre2&Touchpad 32GB
webOS Themes: star-trek-universe star-trek-future Future Trek for Tpad

My CV: http://visualcv.com/egadgetguy
e-gadget-guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/15/2011, 08:59 PM   #35 (permalink)
Member
 
Holley2583's Avatar
 
Posts: 352
Are people really losing their contacts? i haven't read much about it....i guess i'll do this just in case, but you shouldn't lose 'em...
Holley2583 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/30/2011, 12:30 AM   #36 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 25
@GenTarkin When I did this the PmMigration.vcf file was located in the /media/internal/.temp folder. In InternalzPro you can touch the file name on the Pre to get a context menu, select Info, and on the bottom of the info screen there is an Email button that allows you to directly email it to yourself!
liggy#WN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/30/2011, 07:16 AM   #37 (permalink)
Member
 
bodyshop's Avatar
 
Posts: 432
The EASIEST WAY OF ALL to do this. Go to preware, install the "send all contacts via email" patch. Email the contacts to yourself. Open the email & save the vCard. Go to google account and install contacts from vCard. & Presto it's done. All without leaving your house.

Plus the vCard gives you a backup incase you every delete/lose all your contacts.

Also you can install contacts directly to your Pre from the vcard. Helpful for when you have to delete your backup which wipes your contacts.
bodyshop is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by ego2001, jester3397
Old 03/30/2011, 08:15 AM   #38 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 158
Well, with a few options, people can get it done.

Thanks for everyone's contributions.
__________________
Prē
ego2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04/02/2011, 03:11 PM   #39 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 2
Any suggestions on performing these steps when the touch screen is not working?
wchowell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04/02/2011, 03:14 PM   #40 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Cantaffordit's Avatar
 
Posts: 15,215
take the phone to the store and have them use the cellbrite device to move them to another phone, or borrow the display pre to log in to your profile and then do it from there.
Cantaffordit is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked By: wchowell
Reply

 

Thread Tools
Display Modes



 


Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0