Question about Palm LifeDrive Handheld
I have been using Palm Desktop for quite a long time and have not synched a handheld for at least two months. The other day, I went to my Palm Desktop Contact list and discovered that half of the 1,500 contacts were missing.
This wasn't a random loss; the names starting with N through Z were gone. I still had/have A through M. I had no luck when I renamed the current file and made the backup file take its place.
(1) Any idea how this could happen?
(2) Is there ANYTHING I can do to retrieve the data? (I can't synch it with my handheld, which has not been charged and therefore holds no data). I also tried a Search for other possible Palm Contact files, but had no luck there, either.
Ideas anybody? Thanks.
I lost half my contacts on palm desktop as well. WHAT kind of forum is this noone gives any answers?
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
Same Problem for me I lost many contacts on palm desktop. They just went blank and said unfiled. Palm will not solve the issue.. Be carefully fix it and back it up to many places.
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
I also lost my contacts from P to Z but had a back up on a nother computer and when I tried to sink it I lost p to z there also. Does palm know about this problem? Reading this form sounds like a lot of people have the same problem. ACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Black berry here I come.
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
What kind of dumb twilight zone forum is this. I paid $14.95 for the answer and some dumb tech. was walking through the steps without reading all the same complaints. There is no answers on this forum
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
I've had the same problem a few times. In my case from middle of P's to Z. I am able to salvage most of the list doing a hot synch with the "handheld overwrites desktop." I'm afraid to do a normal hotsynch b/c the desktop may overwrite the handheld. PALM SHOULD FIX THIS !!
Posted on Jun 22, 2008
I'm afraid I've found the solution to my problem (Dr Ben above). My desktop hard drive was packing up. Hope nothing so cataclysmic is causing your problems.
Posted on Jun 22, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Missing files can be reason of power interruption or virus attack (less likely). However you may try to sync back if you have used Palm Desktop before.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
SOURCE: When my PC locked up
maybe a factory reset may help, please first read these posts below, first, then make a decision as to what to do.
In order to hard, factory, reset your palm, you must press the reset button on the back (with the top of the stylus, or an opened paper clip) while holding down the power button.
You then let go of the reset, while still holding the power button. When you let go of the power button, you will see the Palm splash screen.
Once you see that screen, let go of the power button. You will be prompted to press "up" on the D-navigation button to delete all data. Do so, and your Palm will be totally reset. Now it should be as from the factory... However ALL ANY personal data may be deleted, so it is advisable to have a backup before one does this. This will/should however restore everything, then hopefully you can then put back the calender files data.
Also you may also be able to mount the unit under windows, and go to where you changed those files and change them back to what they should be, this too may help. There is software on the 'net, that can assist with the mounting of these devices, to do this.
See this post below...
Below is your user guide, below that is your handbook.
The TE2 manual at Palm.com, User Guides, Managing your calendar, a 37 page PDF file, page 22:
Open the Purge dialog box:
a. Open the menus.
b. Select Purge on the Record menu.
Select the events to purge:
a. Select the Delete events older than pick list and select a time frame.
b. Check the Save archive copy on PC box if you want to place a copy of the deleted events in an archive file on your computer the next time you synchronize.
c. Select OK.
Posted on Apr 26, 2011
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