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Old 11-20-2007, 07:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a new Blackberry owner and have just recently installed the Blackberry destop manager to my computer. I am on T-Mobile so I have a SIM card with my contacts listed.
I loaded my SIM card contacts to my address book and started updatating them with addresses, phone numbers, and other contact information.
I have been updating them for the last month now.
Last night I decided to Import the data from my Outlook contacts to my phone. I went to the Synchronization icon on my destop manager and selected my outlook contact folder. I selected "Import" and I also (now I realize by mistake!!) selected the "refresh" box thinking it would refresh or something. I pushed "Sync" and the contacts from my Outlook moved to my phone and ERASED ALL my other contacts from my phone!!!
Is there a way to get these contacts back?? There were 256 contacts in there and now I only have 18. I can still access the old SIM card contacts but I had updated them all and added so much information which will be hard to replace.
Does the destop manager store those addresses somewhere?? Please help!

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Old 11-20-2007, 07:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you done a backup from from desktop Manager? If so, you will have an "ipd" file with the contacts.

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Old 11-20-2007, 08:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No, I haven't done any backup yet (hits head).
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8700/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

That is a bummer.... Live and learn.

FWIW you can set desktop manager to automatically do backups. It will provide default file name. Create folder and select it first time, and all you have to do from then on is click save button (and peridocally delete old backup files).
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When I pushed sync, my 289 addresses scrolled through and then the 18 addresses in my outlook contact list scrolled through. It didn't say the others were deleted but they apparently were. I thought that the device manager may store the refreshed list somewhere as a backup...
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Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8700/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

A who-knows-but-might-as-well-ask question: You wouldn't perhaps have copied your blackberry address book to something like Yahoo (maybe via Yahoo Go) before you zapped it, and forgotten about it?
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