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Old 11-13-2007, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 8700r on BES. The track wheel is dying and has become very sensitive. At some point, I realized I must have accidentally clicked "Delete prior" and removed a significant chunk of my email. However, I have received numerous messages since then, and so can't simply perform a restore. Is there a way to only restore the missing messages? Thanks.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Unless you have a backup (via Desktop Manager) that was done before you clicked Delete Prior....then not really.

I say 'not really' because you could just send them to yourself again from your mail client (Outlook), but then you don't know who the original sender was.
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Sorry, I should have been more clear - I do have multiple backups (.IPD) available which would contain the missing messages. My understanding was that if I performed a restore using one of these backups, it would replace my device data with the contents of the backup, and not simply append to it. So this is why I am asking for a non-destructive restore method, if possible. Thanks again.
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One workaround:
email those newer messages to a server where they can be held until after your restore process. Then email the newer messages to yourself (your BB) again.
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Default How about the Amber IPD Meger?

So I guess there's no elegant way of doing this with the RIM tools. Does anyone have any experience with the Amber IPD Merger:

Free download ABC Amber IPD Merger, combine multiple IPD files into a single file

I assume I would basically create a backup of my current contents, merge it using this tool with my old backup, then restore the combined .IPD?

Thanks for eveyone's help.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So I guess there's no elegant way of doing this with the RIM tools. Does anyone have any experience with the Amber IPD Merger:

Free download ABC Amber IPD Merger, combine multiple IPD files into a single file

I assume I would basically create a backup of my current contents, merge it using this tool with my old backup, then restore the combined .IPD?

Thanks for eveyone's help.
when you're done fiddling around with this SW, let us know how it works... pros and cons, pitfalls to avoid, etc... Thanks
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I don't know about merging and restoring a file created with the Amber application... never heard of that. Let us know.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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bump I would like to know how this worked....... looks like an interesting app and certainly could prove to be amazingly useful (if it works and doesn't completely mangle the IPD!)
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