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Restoring Palm software and data. Tungsten E2

by harryrutten / January 13, 2012 5:42 AM PST

I must reinstall all of my Palm data to my Palm desktop module. The data was backed up on Carbonite and reinstalled. However the files are ABA and DAT type and will not migrate to the Palm desktop.

I cannot HotSync the handheld because there is an reoccuring error which will not permit this action. I will hard reset the hand and then sync it with the desk top the data for which hopefully will be reinstalled. Can anyone offer help in resintsalling the data to the desk top?

OS- Win XP SP3

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While I did write apps for the PalmOS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 13, 2012 6:10 AM PST

When I backed up it was never any "migrate" used. All I needed to do was to copy the user files back to the proper directory and then fire up the Palm Desktop software.

I also never reinstalled "the data". Again this old system was pretty simple. Just copy the files back to the folders as before.

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Tungsten E
by harryrutten / January 13, 2012 10:53 PM PST

I apologize for using "migrate", should have been associate or such. The problem appears to be that even if I copy the files over to the directory that Palm is located in nothing happens. The files are aba and DAT files. Any more suggestions?
Thanks for trying.

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Even that sounds incorrect.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 14, 2012 11:11 AM PST
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The folder that Palm is located in, is incorrect too. I remember it to be near that folder but each user had a folder and in that folder was where the files went.

Sorry but I don't have a Palm system back till next week. I can't say you'll get the files back into play but there is hope as what you wrote should not work.

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