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  1. jongo's Avatar
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    i dont have outlook and i see alot of ppl are losing there contacts lately is there a program or like google i can sync my contacts to so i dont lose them all
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    HUH? The Pre already can sync your contacts directly to google. Just goto contacts > tap top left > prefs > select google as default account. Now all new contacts you add will automatically be syncd with google. The problem users are having is when they use the Palm profile for their backup. If you already have many contacts on the palm profile, you can use an app like companionlink to sync your palm profile to outlook, palm desktop etc...
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    Having it sync new contacts to Google doesn't do one bit of good
    for those who already have hundreds of existing contacts, that
    were originally transferred from some other device to the Pre via
    some other sync method. There is currently no way to move those
    contacts to Google short of destroying them and recreating them,
    which is simply unacceptable.

    Currently the info presented in this front page precentral article
    http://www.precentral.net/how-back-y...le-information
    and the comments below it, are the closest thing to being able
    to back up your contacts and other info (across all linked accounts)
    to your desktop.

    ian
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    huh?? i just want to transfer my contacts to something so incase i lose them or i get a new phone like the hero or something i can have them stored on my computer so i can restore them.

    i have windows vista mail and i dont know how to transfer my contacts to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Having it sync new contacts to Google doesn't do one bit of good
    for those who already have hundreds of existing contacts, that
    were originally transferred from some other device to the Pre via
    some other sync method. There is currently no way to move those
    contacts to Google short of destroying them and recreating them,
    which is simply unacceptable.

    Currently the info presented in this front page precentral article
    http://www.precentral.net/how-back-y...le-information
    and the comments below it, are the closest thing to being able
    to back up your contacts and other info (across all linked accounts)
    to your desktop.
    I'm a little lost. You said there's no way to do "short of destroying them and recreating them", but then you give a link to a method that will work.

    For those that really need a way to back up the information, follow the link that he used above. It works.

    BTW, I would strongly recommend those users find a cloud solution and use it. Using the Palm Profile is not a cloud solution.
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    the file to convert db3 files to cvs files is disabled id like to convert it to cvs so i can upload it to my google contacts
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    Quote Originally Posted by hparsons View Post
    I'm a little lost. You said there's no way to do "short of destroying them and recreating them", but then you give a link to a method that will work.
    Read it in context.

    I was responding to the person above who said you can already
    back them (implies, all existing) up to Google, and that is not true.
    I said, there's no way to move them to Google without destroying
    them and recreating them, and that remains true even if you export
    the Palm database to your PC, then export from there into
    a spreadsheet and so forth. To get *existing* non-Google contacts into
    Google Contacts, you have to destroy all the non-Google synced contacts
    on the Pre first, and then either type them back in by hand, or import a
    spreadsheet directly into Google, and re-sync.

    The link I posted will work just fine for the OP's needs
    and as long as your WebOS version doesn't change between the time
    you back them up, and the time you restore the db, it should work.
    Unfortunately the Palm DB won't work across versions so if an update
    sneaks up on you and something goes wrong (as it did for a lot of people
    with 1.3.1) then you may have to resort to typing all your contacts
    in again. I'm still anxiously awaiting a real desktop sync
    that move everything from the Pre to some other place that is
    cross version compatible, ideally editable and then can be restored
    back to Pre. (You know, like Palm Desktop)

    ian
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    heres a free beta test software for office 2010 professional edition. so far its not bad, and includes outlook
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    Quote Originally Posted by jongo View Post
    the file to convert db3 files to cvs files is disabled id like to convert it to cvs so i can upload it to my google contacts
    That *is* the app to do it, so if he's temporarily disabled the download
    link, then there's probably a good reason. It'll either return when
    it's fixed, or as a for-pay app. Wouldn't surprise me if
    others have published some SQL commands to do the job.
    Search the forums for the database file name, "contacts" and "sql"
    and see what you come up with.

    ian
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    i followed the instructions but i keep gettin device not found and i looked at the troubleshoot guide and everything is correct
    Last edited by jongo; 11/29/2009 at 12:41 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jongo View Post
    i dont have outlook and i see alot of ppl are losing there contacts lately is there a program or like google i can sync my contacts to so i dont lose them all
    There's not an easy way to do that yet, unfortunately.

    What you need to do is setup a Gmail (or Yahoo) account and manually add your contacts into there from your PC. Setup that account in your Contacts app on your Pre and use that from now on, so any phone you use in the future will be able to sync to Google Contacts.

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