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'Seeing' Axim X5 from Windows Explorer

I have no problems with syncing my X5 with ActiveSync. However, I cannot see any of the subfolders from Windows Explorer. This prevents me from being able to copy files to and from my X5. Can you help?

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Re: 'Seeing' Axim X5 from Windows Explorer

I too have had this same problem.
I can usually resolve it by turning of my 3rd party FIREWALL
then folders are visible.
Still occasionally encounter "sector not found" error while copying to an sd card on the unit.

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Re: 'Seeing' Axim X5 from Windows Explorer

Do you have a "mobile" icon in your My Computer??? Click it-------

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Does not recognize my connection for active sync

Dell made an entry into the market of Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) with Axim X5. The Dell Axim comprises of families of X5, X3, X30, X50 and X51. The Dell Axim PDA can be connected to the computer either by using a cradle or a sync cable. The sync cable connects the device to the computer directly. Here are the steps for connecting a Dell Axim to a computer using a sync cable.
  1. p 1 The Microsoft ActiveSync software must be installed in order to connect the PDA to the computer. This software is found in the Dell Axim Pocket PCmag-glass_10x10.gif Companion CD.
  2. Step 2 The Axim X51 PDA has a 36-pin connector, while the X3 has a 22-pin docking connector.
  3. Step 3 Connect the USB connector found at the end of the sync cable to the computer.
  4. Step 4 Check the PDA. If the PDA is not properly cabled to the computer, you will get the following message: “Connect your device to a computer using a sync cable or cradle before running the system update. Ensure that ActiveSync is installed on the computer and that the ActiveSync connection is successful.”
  5. Step 5 Ensure that the Dell logo faces upward.
  6. Step 6 Use the sync cable to set up a partnership, which can be done multiple times when you sign in as a guest.

Nov 14, 2009 | Dell Axim X3 Pocket PC

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We have a Dell Axim X5 that we are trying to connect to a PC. Have obtained a USB data/power sync cable, the Dell appears to charge from this cable however, ActiveSync on the source PC doesn't recognise...

I use AS 4.1. I think the Axim will use up to AS 4.5. I had no problems with sync until SP3 came out. Now I must resart the computer with the Axim connected to sync. If the computer goes into suspend it will no longer connect until restarted.

Attempt a restart with it connected.

I have known others with no ability to get the Axim and other devices to be recognized. Unaware of a solution in that case.

Jul 13, 2009 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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Have a dell axim x5 . how do you transfer files from the pc to ax

For exact to the point instructions we need specifics about what you want to do and with what but here goes...

Can't really help with the connect to the internet without more info than you provided. You need a wireless card, access to a wireless system and the drivers for the card. Even then it is not always consistant.

First I'm assuming you know that you need and have installed Activesync on the computer.

To transfer files to the Axim you simply drop them in the mobile my documents folder that is installed on the desktop when sync files is selected in Activesync. If you don't have it, open Activesync and select" options", check the "files" box. A desktop icon will be added.

If you mean install program files... most of the time you install on the desktop and it adds files to the x5 when you sync.

Sometimes you may need to transfer CAB files to the x5. In that case you will drag and drop the file on your x5 in my computer or on the icon on the desktop just like any other file move to another location

If your trying to sync with the wireless card, I am not familier with the method but in order to get the card to work it needs drivers that must be installed from the computer and through Activesync by wired connection first

May 03, 2009 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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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?

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.

Nov 26, 2008 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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AXIM Disconnecting

Go to Start Settings System Power Control Uncheck (On external power) or set it to what ever mins you want

Sep 14, 2005 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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Axim wont automatically shut off

I would guess your light should dim after 5 minutes. But I bet your axim wont shut off for 2,3, or 4 hours. My battery is wonderful so I have it shutting off after 2 hours.

Sep 14, 2005 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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NO file transfers are working!

Try deleting the partnership in ActiveSync on the PC, and then create a new partnership. I saw this problem, when I connected the first time to a PC. I tried connecting to a second PC, and had no problem. When I went back to the first, it required that I create a new partnership, and no problem with the connection.

Sep 14, 2005 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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To copy word documents, simply connect your device to your computer, click "Explorer" in ActiveSync, and then transfer the word document from your desktop to your Pocket PC. ActiveSync will do the conversion from Word to Pocket Word for you. As for wireless internet service, you need a wireless Compact Flash card and data service. Sprint is one of the few companies that offers this, and there is also the Pocket Spider from Enfora which can connect on some wireless networks.

Sep 14, 2005 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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Will Dell Axim sync with Outlook 2000 on Windows 95?

It should if you have USB on the W95 machine. ActiveSync is compatable with W95. It worked for me with Outlook 98 on a Win95 laptop synching to a PC2000 PDA (Jornada), however I was using a serial cable.

Sep 13, 2005 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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