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Old 11-16-2010, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i installed blackberry desktop manager that came with my 9700. great.

go to sync and about 400 of my 1200 contacts are messed up. in my address book i have some numbers listed as 'main'. none of which pop up when I do a sync.

I've tried exporting my entire address book, opening up in notepad and replacing all instances of 'main' with 'work', but i lost ALL the notes I had on hundreds of contacts..

is there any solution to this? is there another software besides the garbage desktop manager I should be using to sync properly? any help is much appreciated!
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Can you do the selective restore of only the contacts from your backup file?
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Can you do the selective restore of only the contacts from your backup file?
I'm not familiar with how to do this.

basically, i dont want to spend hours going through all 1200+ of my contacts having to make sure the number isn't listed as a 'main'. that'll take forever...

i've tried googling to see how i can mass change the number type category, but haven't found anything. really stupid that blackberry's stuff can't support something so damn simple!
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anyone?
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The answer is relatively simple. The question is, how did you get addresses in your Blackberry as "main" in the first place? That's not a standard field. Did you use a user defined field? If so, you need to map that field through the Blackberry desktop app before you sync.
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my address book already had the fields set to 'main'. It's the blackberry that can't register main as a category to sync them properly to my phone.

so this mapping, i can essentially set desktop manager to register all entries as main as say the 'work' category that picks up properly?

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