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Syncing my contacts from Windows Mobile 6 to Windows 7

by Fexxaus / April 30, 2011 10:02 PM PDT

I have changed over my laptop which meant changing from Vista to Win 7. My HTC Touch2 (on Windows Mobile 6) can sync to my new computer via USB cable but given I don't have Outlook installed it will not transfer my contacts.

My questions are:
1) Can I sync my contacts to my laptop without Outlook?
2) Outlook express has been replaced by Windows Live - can that "talk" to my phone and keep my contacts? Can I still update things via USB cable or do I need to go "wireless"?

Or is there another option?


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A Clarification
by Fexxaus / April 30, 2011 10:17 PM PDT

Oh, just to clarify my phone is on Windows mobile 6.5

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Syncing options...
by John.Wilkinson / May 1, 2011 10:01 AM PDT

Natively, Windows Mobile was only intended to be synced with Outlook, so Windows Live Mail and the like is insufficient. There are third-party applications that can sync to/from other email/calendar applications, but with Windows Mobile being dropped by Microsoft, there's little development on that front. Specifically, SyncExpress was the best option with Windows Vista's built-in mail/calendar applications, but it was never updated to support Windows Live applications once Windows 7 dropped the native applications. You can still do it manually with something like PIM Backup, but that's far less than ideal.

Perhaps someone else knows of an alternative, but I am afraid your options are limited.


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Just an idea. Those Office trial versions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 10, 2011 11:40 AM PDT
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