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Tips & Tricks|Backup/Restore Your PIM Data

I’m sure a lot of Windows Mobile users will find this useful.

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Here’s a quick and easy way to backup/restore your PIM DATA [Contacts, Appointments, Tasks] on your Win Mo device.

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Backup:

Using your File Explorer browse your device and look for the file PIM.vol

now simply copy this to your Storage Card for safekeeping.

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Restore:

Using File Explorer rename the PIM.vol [on device] to PIM1.vol

Copy the saved PIM.vol from Storage Card to the Device root [not in ANY directory]

Soft Reset and delete PIM1.vol

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NOTE:

It’s best to sync your device to your computer using Activesync (XP) or Windows Mobile Device Center (Vista) and Outlook.

This will NOT backup contacts in the SIM card.

This DOES work across platforms [Standard to Classic to Professional]

This DOES NOT work across versions [a database from WM5 will not work on WM6 and vice versa]

This DOES NOT work across different devices i.e. WM to iPhone

Use this as a 2ndary backup method only, it is still advised to get and use backup software.

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