09-22-2009 10:54 PM
I just activated a new Tour. I sync'ed it to my Address Book in Outlook Express. When I look at the contacts afterward in the phone, I see that the first contact looks fine, it has the correct picture associated with it. The second contact also looks fine; it has it's own picture assocated with it. The third contact is not fine, though. The picture associated with the second contact is also associated with the third. This is true until the 15th or so contact, which is the next one to actually have a picture associated with it. Then, every other contact in my Contacts list has # 15's picture associated with it.
We activated several Tours, this is the only one with this problem. I've gone so far as to wipe the phone, delete the Intellisync data and resync, same results. I've looked through the Outlook Express address book to see if it's corrupted, but cannot even find where a photo is associated with any of the contacts. At this point in time I'd be happy just to delete the three pictures out of the address book and add them back in later. Any help would be appreciated.
10-14-2009 09:32 PM
12-08-2009 01:24 PM
I am having a similar problem. There was a HUGE upgrade that was pushed down to my Tour Thanksgiving. I had major sync problems after that (using windows contacts - Vista) which wre resolved with cust service (VZ transferred me over to RIM). Now, it syncs except my windows contact look just fine, but my contacts on my Tour have the photos repeated. They follow the same pattern referred to in the original post ... a photo appears by the correct address, then is repeated for all addresses that follow until it hits an address that has a photo. That photo is then repeated for all that follow .. etc etc. When I sync, the incorrectly assigned photos are not recognized by the BB desktop mgr as a change and it does not attempt to overwrite them.
Did either of you get a resolution to this? Thanks.
12-08-2009 02:07 PM
No, I never found a good solution for this problem. I think I ended up taking the Tour and old Pearl in to the local Verizon office, having the contacts synced up there, wiping the Microsoft Outlook database, and then deleting the pictures out before resyncing.
05-15-2010 07:30 PM - edited 05-15-2010 11:17 PM
I have been able to replicate and work around this problem.
Blackberry Desktop Manager 126.96.36.199 to sync between
Windows Contacts on Windows Vista 32-bit and
Address Book (Contacts) on Blackberry multiple OS & models:
- OS v188.8.131.520 (platform 184.108.40.206) on a Blackberry Bold 9700
- OS v220.127.116.11 (Platform 18.104.22.168) on a Blackberry 8700
Some of the records for Windows Contacts have photos that were copied from an uncorrupted Blackberry Address Book, that had been updated by Facebook. Most of the records in Windows Contacts do not have photos.
First I sync the Windows Contacts to an empty Address Book on a wiped & reset Blackberry. Then I examine the address book. The records from Windows Contacts with no picture are incorrectly saved to the Blackberry Address Book with a picture from the prior record in Windows Contacts that does have a picture.
When I perform a two-way sync again, I still see corrupted records in Blackberry Address Book yet I see no corruption in Windows Contacts.
The Work Around
1. I erased the Blackberry Address Book database.
2. I configured the synchronization (advanced menu, map fields) to remove the mapping between Device "Picture" and Windows Address Book / Email "Contact Photo".
Removing the mapping for pictures between Windows Contacts and the Blackberry device eliminated the corruption of records during synchronization. Even after I re-enabled Facebook and allow Facebook to update the pictures in the Blackberry Address Book, there is no corruption. Once I have saved the modified settings for Address Book Advanced Field Mapping, I am unable to turn the mapping back on unless I select Reset, as the option for Windows Address Book / Email "Contact Photo" disappears. There is clearly a bug in the Intelligences application included in the Blackberry Desktop Manager software.
I tried to report this bug to the Blackberry Support desk, but the representative seemed to not understand what the term "software bug" means. I think there was a language barrier.