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Old 07-29-2007, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to find a way to track the changes in the RIM.log file. When I sync my device to Outlook, a RIM.log file is created on the PC. I want to be able to see what records were added, changed, deleted from the handheld. Deciphering the log file can be tedious. Does anyone know of a 3rd party app that could achieve this?
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dustin, where is the file located? I can't find one on my machine.
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It should be in this location (WinXP):

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Blackberry

It only appears when you do a sync via a USB cable with Desktop Manager.
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Did you try opening it with Notepad? Sounds like it's a text file.
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I know it's a text file, I can certainly open it with Notepad. But it's a very cryptic text file with a lot of what appears to be extraneous information. If you dig through, you can find where it states that a record was added, deleted or updated but it requires a lot of detective work.

I'm thinking there must be a small 3rd party app somewhere that will decipher this file and present to you a nice report of what was accomplished during the last sync.

Certainly there must be users that want to know what was done during their last desktop sync!
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You can save the current log file with a different extention before you run your next sync and then use a file compare program to compare the two. Just checked and Windows XP has the dos file compare program still. Go Start->Run->cmd and hit enter.

At the command prompt, type:

fc /?

that will give you the file compare options. Or you can google file compare and download one that I am sure would be more graphical.
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Yes, that is an option. Again, I was just thinking that there must be a third party app that tracks this data for you. Suppose you want to keep a clear and concise, running tab for auditing purposes of what has been changed on your handheld. Doing file compares and building your own list is workable but not optimal.

If anyone else has come across anything like this, please let me know.
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