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Synchronizing Tungsten T3 with desktop or laptop

I recently re-installed my T3 program after some revisions to my desktop running XP Professional. When I push the synch button on the cradle, both my handheld and desktop tell me that the synchronization is happening, but when I look at my Palm program on my desktop, it is empty - nothing has transferred. I installed the T3 program on my laptop and get the same result. What am I missing here?
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Re: Synchronizing Tungsten T3 with desktop or laptop

I recently re-installed my T3 program

What do you mean?

  • Did you restore your T3 from a backup on the PC?
  • Did you install programs on the T3 using the PC's "quick install"?
Is Palm Desktop showing the correct Contact/To-do/Calendar Data?

How are the conduits set up? (From Palm Desktop, select Hotsync->Custom)

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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