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I have a Dell Axim x5 ith Pocket PC 2002(I know, I know) just want to get this serviceable for my wife to use as a planner. Problem is the active synch 4.5 won't synch the calendar and contacts any ideas?

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  • grapesedmama Jan 15, 2009

    I have the same issue and that's after it took the better part of the afternoon to get it sync'd at all. Anyone have any suggestions or solutions. I'm so frustrated!

  • clintchance May 11, 2010

    Re install the software, if you havent already, grapesedmama, do you have usb 2?

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You must be using Outlook 2000. Outlook express will not work.
Select the "options" button on Activesync and verify that the items you wish to sync are checked.

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