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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-27-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Help restoring my address book???

I have had my blackberry 8310 for a couple of months.  I downloaded the desktop/device software yesterday.  This morning when I connected my device to my pc..........I have lost me phonebook.  The sims phone book is still in the device somewhere.  But, I can not get my good phonebook back.  Help!!!!!
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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎05-27-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Help restoring my address book???

similar thing happened to me on my old 8703e. After synch'ing with desktop I lost all my phone book entries..  I simply crashed the device (pulled the battery) then resynch'd and poof! there it was. 


Good Luck!

Posts: 229
Registered: ‎05-14-2008
My Device: 8520, 9700

Re: Help restoring my address book???




Have you made backups of your device recently?


If not and you have had the device connected with the Desktop Manager, look for a file named as 'LoaderBackup({date}).ipd. This should be in My Documents folder or on the desktop if the Desktop Manager was left as default options.


If found:


Connect device via USB

Start Desktop Manager

Open Backup/Restore

Click Advanced

File | Open

Browser to LoaderBackup file and select and open.

Highlight Addressbook and click the  Right Pointing Arrow.


If this is not found:


I would recommend syncing from your Mail Client and ensuring this is up to date with regular sync with the device.

Provided the Mail Client you use is a supported by the Desktop Manager Connectors.


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