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Data Lost - Palm T 3


I had to reset my Palm T3 and when I went to operate it found that I had lost all the data.

When synchronizing it with my computer I carelessly chose Handheld Overwrites DeskTop.

Now I cannot find any data in my Contacts, Calendar, Memos, etc. even on my Desktop.

Can you help at all?


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Re: Data Lost - Palm T 3

  1. BACK UP YOUR PALM DATA! It is normally in C:\Program Files\PalmOne\XXXXXX, where XXXXXX is the first six of your Palm's User ID. If it is not there, the location can be found in Palm Desktop (Tools-> Options).
  2. Is the correct Data still present in Palm Desktop? If Yes, you're in great shape, it should sync back to the Palm after a hard-reset.
  3. If not, close Palm Desktop and look in the data directory. Some subdirectories (address, datebook, etc.) should have BAK files. If the BAK files are bigger than the DAT files, delete the DAT files and rename the BAK files to DAT. Restart Palm Desktop. Is the data there now?

If not, I am afraid you've had a learning experience. My Palm is synced to two different machines. One is running RAID-1 (mirrored drives), and both are backed up to tape weekly. Me? Paranoid? Naah...

Most people have to find out about backups the hard way.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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