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Get data from old Palm to new Palm

By ACSguy ·
I bought a new Palm Pilot and can't figure out how to get the stuff from the old one to the new one. The old one syncs to an old OS using a serial cradle on an old PC. The new one syncs to the new OS using a USB cradle on a new PC.

Can I use the IR ports?

I don't want to manually enter the data into the new PC and synch it to the new Palm Pilot, but that remains plan 'B'.

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Get data from old Palm to new Palm

by bohicam1 In reply to Get data from old Palm to ...

Since the new one is empty and you have nothing to lose...try this...place the new palm into the old cradle. Right click the synch icon in the system tray and choose custom. From these settings, choose which you would want to transfer from the pc tothe new palm...example...contacts, when you highlight the contacts setting, choose change, then on box that pops up you can set it to "desktop overwrites handheld" and so on...if there are categories you do not want to alter...system being one of them...highlight it and choose "do nothing"
Good luck!

Mike

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by ACSguy In reply to Get data from old Palm to ...

The new palm cannot sync to the old serial cradle. Different connector configuration! Do I have to connect the old cradle to the new PC, sync the old Palm to the new PC, then sync the new palm (using the new cradle) to the new PC?

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by jereg In reply to Get data from old Palm to ...

I pretty much agree with the first answer. just make sure that the new palm is "clean", that you have no owner info in it. When you put it in the cradle, it should ask, "are you ???" (your name). Answer yes and it should upload the data. Rember, thePC only has data, so you're not uploading the OS.
Good Luck.

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by ACSguy In reply to Get data from old Palm to ...

The new palm cannot sync to the old serial cradle. Different connector configuration! Do I have to connect the old cradle to the new PC, sync the old Palm to the new PC, then sync the new palm (using the new cradle) to the new PC?

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by ACSguy In reply to Get data from old Palm to ...

The new palm cannot sync to the old serial cradle. Different connector configuration! Do I have to connect the old cradle to the new PC, sync the old Palm to the new PC, then sync the new palm (using the new cradle) to the new PC?

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by bohicam1 In reply to Get data from old Palm to ...

Yes, try that then.....you may have to change the configuration on the cradle then...from com port to USB when the hotsync manager starts up. Are the two computers networked? Perhaps you can just change the path where the palm looks for data. Just be aware of your settings...the last thing you want is for the old palm software to write itself to the new palm.
Good luck!

Mike

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by ACSguy In reply to Get data from old Palm to ...

Okay, thanks. I'll try what I though of myself. I appreciate your help.

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by ACSguy In reply to Get data from old Palm to ...

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