01-17-2010, 05:00 PM
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I've searched around these forums and found several people who seem to have the same issue I'm having:
For reasons beyond my comprehension, RIM has decided that calendar entries which a BlackBerry automatically expires (because it is set to the default 30 days, because it is running out of space, or because it randomly decides to) are no longer needed on the computer either, and thus removes entries it has expired from the computer upon synchronization. It seems to lack any option to synchronize only intentionally-deleted entries, but leave automatically-expired entries alone.
Nonetheless, it works how it works.
The response I'm seeing so far is "change the setting to keep them forever", but this only works so long as the BlackBerry does not decide to delete the items for some other reason.
The only reliable solution I've come across is to change to one-way synchronization. It's not a very nice solution, as changes I make on my BlackBerry aren't copied to the computer, but it does prevent the deletions.
But I'm left with a dilemma...
I've done that. My BlackBerry is less useful now, but at least it won't delete my stuff anymore. But it has already happened. The past ten years of calendar entries have ALREADY been deleted, and I need them.
I do have a back-up, but it is from after the BlackBerry did this. So... bleh.
If I understand correctly, Outlook actually keeps deleted items until the folders are "compacted." My data file is still huge, so I hope this is the case. But does anyone know of a way to recover the entries which have already been deleted? There is software out there, but it all seems to be targeted at recovering the e-mail, not the calendar.
Last edited by Jaban : 01-17-2010 at 05:15 PM.