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lisa2421
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Registered: ‎12-09-2010
My Device: blackberry 8330
My Carrier: sprint

Merge address books from 2 blackberry's

I just tried to merge two address books.  I transfered my address book from my blackberry 8110 to my 8330.  All my 8110 contacts went over to the 8330, but all the contacts that were on my 8330 are gone.  Any idea how to recover those without losing what is on the phone now?

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JSanders
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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: Merge address books from 2 blackberry's

Did you have a back up using the Desktop Manager software of the 8330?




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lisa2421
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Re: Merge address books from 2 blackberry's

Yes I did.  At least thats what I hope I did!  I'm afraid to use the backup and restore because I think it will just restore the 8130 info from when I transfered the data.

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Re: Merge address books from 2 blackberry's

There is no way of "merging" the databases.  When you restore it just does an overwrite.

 

If you have Outlook you can sync the contacts from the device into Outlook, then restore the database with the other address book file and then sync those into Outlook.  Then sync everything in Outlook back to one device.  That's the only way I can think of to do what you're asking.

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Re: Merge address books from 2 blackberry's

Yes, good at least you have the backup.

 

Do as John suggested... that is where I was headed with asking if you head the backup.

 

So, backup the 8130 also, first.

 

Sync it to Outlook.

Restore the 8330 data and sync it (set the sync config one-way) to Outlook.

 

Get all your data correct and fully in Outlook, and sync (set the sync config back to two way) back to the BlackBerry




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