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Posted on 2006-06-01
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I have backed up my IPAQ to a .stg file, and performed a firmware update on a IPAQ 4700, when I tried to reopen the file to restore my contacts and appointments I got an error saying the file could not be used, I have reverted back to the previous firmware but still get the same message, is there a way I can extract the contacts and appointments from the .stg file to put back onto the IPAQ.

I have Visual Studio 2005 installed on my PC and was thinking I could use one of the images for development on Pocket PC device to look at the file and extract the data I need, but cant seem to do this.

I have tried to update from ActiveSynce 3.8 to the latest available but with same problems.

Anyone have any ideas what my next step it?

This is really urgent as I told my customer this should be easy, that will teach me!!!!!!

Tony Cross
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gcaley earned 2000 total points
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Hi there,

Aaah PocketPC backups...

Try this, it lets you recover data from the backups that've been taken, including the Win CE Databases (which contacts are in). You need to use Java to do this, but the link has a good thread on this.

http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/forums/printview.php?t=43819&start=0&sid=50a18f7a8d502f50d9707917388f2cff

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Although running the Java code wasnt sucessfull the program HPCVault Deluxe worked excellently.

Thank you very much, and you have saved me from having more egg on my face, lol!
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