Can I add an additional question? I have a similar problem.
I religiously backed up and deleted the old backup files.
I now want to recover some of my purged messages and PINs.
The advanced backup feature on the desktop says that there is a database of 500 purged messages, which can be restored onto the handheld... but even when I do that, I can't access them.
Is there anyway to recover purged messages either on the handheld or via the desktop?