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WM6 Upgrade lost contacts

sandoman

Dec 22, 2007, 7:41 PM
Hello all,

I just updated my WM5 to WM6 on my 750. I previously backed up all files with spb backup. When I tried to restore the files after upgrade, it trashed my installation. So then I reinstalled WM6 which was fine (without contacts) Then I unpacked my archive with Spb Backup Unpack to isolate the pim.vol and cemail.vol in the hopes that I could just drag the files back into the root directory. Doesn't work because the file format seems to be different between WM5 & WM6. There is some very techie advice out there using the MS emulator to try and read the files. I'm wondering can I revert my Palm to WM5 and then restore my contacts and then extract them differently with a pim contact utility and then reinstall WM6. Long question, thank...
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Versed

Dec 23, 2007, 10:37 PM
I'm wondering if a hard reset would bring back WM5, I sorta doubt it but its worth a try? I did the upgrade last night, so far so good, my contact lists are not that extensive and since I switch phones frequently, I just keep them on my SIM card.

As far as I know, Palm doesn't carry the original WM5 on their website, you may wish to call their tech support and see if they can provide it for you, or call AT&T or Rogers and see if they can help.

I do understand this can be a royal pain in the butt if you have business related contacts.
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ReschDMD

Jan 7, 2008, 10:32 PM
Do you guys know of a way to change the contacts menu to hide and/or push down the SIM contacts? When I had WM5 (i bought my 750 early) all of the SIM contacts were just at the end of the phone list and that was fine by me...but with WM6, they are intermixed with the phone's contacts. I hate that- it looks messy and very redundant.
I cannot figure out any way to change that and cannot remember if WM5 did that automatically or if I had done something in the past.
Any hints?
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