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Old 10-09-2007, 08:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My boss has a large list of contacts that has been transferred onto his new blackberry from his old phone and his Lotus Notes acct. This has created tons of duplicates, is their anyway to remove these without doing it manually?
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Are the duplicates on both his device and on outlook (assuming this is on a BES)
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actually this is not on BES since he is the only one in the entire company with a bb I just synced it straight to his desktop mail file. And since we do not use outlook instead we use Lotus Notes and they are not duplicated in Lotus.
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I am not sure how you would do it other than manually.

If it were me, I would sync them ALL to Lotus, and do the editing/removal there. It is still manual, but any automatic process would probably delete the one I wanted to keep.
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When I sync with Lotus though Lotus is smart enough to not duplicate in his personal address book. He also has a treo that he is moving off of slowly. I think treo has an remove duplicate program you can get for it? Do you think it would be possible to remove the contacts from the treo, transfer from blackberry to treo, run the remove duplicates, remove contacts from blackberry, and transfer back? Wow now that I typed that that doesn't seem to easy.
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Me, I would go to a separate PC, loaded with MS Outlook, load Desktop Manager, sync to it, edit them out, Clear the Address Book, resync back. To me, less intrusion and chance of screw-up.

Or export BB through DM to ASCII, load to XLS, remove dups, clear the BB address book, import the ASCII file back (but outlook is easier, I have done both ways).

What's a ton, 5 dozen, 500 or 5000?
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around 2000
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eeeewwwww. Throw it in Outlook and grab an intern.
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haha I'm the IT intern!
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rut roh, rastro. Get some M&Ms and enjoy.
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In BlackBerry Desktop Manager, go into "Backup and Restore"

Select Advanced

Under Device Databases, select Address Book and click Clear

Next, go to Synchronize --> Configuration --> Configure Synch

In Address Book, change Operation to IMPORT

Perform a sync. The result should be that the untainted Address Book in Lotus Notes is now in your BlackBerry.

Go back into Synchronize --> Configuration --> Configure Synch --> Address Book and change Operation back to SYNCHRONIZE.
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