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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-08-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Address book is empty after sync BB 8830 Desktop 4.3

After synchronizing Outlook and Blackberry, the address book on the blackberry is empty even though desktop manager said it sent over 250 addresses.  When you start email and clink attach address screen comes up and displays




* No Addresses *


I tried emptying (desktop manager Clear option) the address book and resyncing, but it still comes up empty.




Blackberry model 8830

Desktop manager v4.3

New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎05-09-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Address book is empty after sync BB 8830 Desktop 4.3

Try checking your filtering options in the Address Book.  Go to Address Book, click your Menu key, and then click on Filter in the menu. Check to see if any check boxes are clicked on and if so, uncheck them and check your Address Book. To make sure you have Address Book entries on the BlackBerry, go to the Address Book Options and check to see the number of entries in it there.  If it says you have entries, likely you have a filtered option set and you just have no categories set in your Address Book. 



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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-08-2008
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Re: Address book is empty after sync BB 8830 Desktop 4.3

No filters set. This may be helpful

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On 5/8/2008 3:03 PM
One-way sync from Microsoft Outlook Contacts to Device Address Book
First System: DeviceSecond System:
Microsoft OutlookSecond System File Name:
Address BookConflict Resolution:
Notify Input From First System: Total Inputs From First System: 0 Input From Second System:
I deleted several duplicate records
Total Inputs From Second System: 253
ADD ""
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Summary of Data Analysis:
Maceliney - Unchanged on Both Systems
Moy - Unchanged on Both Systems
I deleted several similar records

Records Added or Changed - Conflicting: 0
Records Added - Not Conflicting: 0
Records Changed - Not Conflicting: 0
Records Deleted: 0
Records Unchanged: 249
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Updates To First System:
Total Updates To First System: 0
Updates To Second System:
Total Updates To Second System: 0
Field mapping used for translation:
Device Microsoft Outlook
First Name ---------------------- First Name
Middle Name --------------------- Middle Name
Last Name ----------------------- Last Name
Title --------------------------- Job Title
Translation successful.
New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎05-09-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Address book is empty after sync BB 8830 Desktop 4.3

It could be an issue with corrupted data in the Address Book.  Have the end user perform a full backup and then open Advanced option on the Backup/Restore and then select and clear Address Book, then either re-synch or transfer back from the backup file and see if the Address Book populates.  If this does not work or if you get an error on clearing the Address Book, you may need to do a Security wipe on the BlackBerry after the back up and then Register Now and push service books for the services and try re-synchronizing data. 


Let me know how it goes.