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engwar
I've got a 5500 running 3.10 ROM. When I attempt to synch to my Palm desktop (as I'd done previously before having to reinstall my Windows OS) I get the following message.

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Could not find a palm desktop data file. After closing this message  
box you will need to open the palm desktop application and then  
close it again before re-running the synchronization.


I am using a newer version of the Palm Desktop than I had previously, which is 4.1.4.

The tells me to open and then close Palm Desktop and try to synch again. No luck doing that.

I am able to use Zaurus File Transfer to move files to my Z. I just can't synch.

Any ideas folks?
engwar
Solved.

Apparently the problem was that the newest version of the Palm Desktop, 4.14, is installed in a different place than previous versions C:/Program Files/Palm as opposed to C:/Palm

I couldn't just move the folder to the root of the drive, Palm Desktop 4.14 wouldn't launch after doing that, so I found an older version of the Palm Desktop, 4.01, that installed on the root of the C drive. Intellisync seemed to be able to find it there.

Maybe there's a way to use the newest Palm desktop but this works for me. Thought I'd pass it along.
PaulBx1
Hello, I have this same problem. I need to get this older Palm Desktop. How did you get hold of it?

Also, what is it, v4.0.1 or v4.01? You've used both terms. I need to know when I ask Palm for it.

Is it still working for you?

I'm just getting nowhere with this.
brashley46
QUOTE(PaulBx1 @ Mar 4 2006, 11:09 PM)
Hello, I have this same problem. I need to get this older Palm Desktop. How did you get hold of it?

Also, what is it, v4.0.1 or v4.01? You've used both terms. I need to know when I ask Palm for it.

Is it still working for you?

I'm just getting nowhere with this.
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I just googled Palm Desktop 4.0.1 and found it on the Palm site ... http://www.palm.com/us/support/downloads/palmdt_4.html . Downloaded it to my Win box and am going to try to sync to it with Intellisync tomorrow, as soon as I get the QT address list transferred to it.
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PaulBx1
Thanks, I've grabbed it too, will check it out. I'm amazed they still leave it out there to download.

Of course, the question will be how do I get my Desktop 4.2 data on the Desktop 4.0.1. Usually it's an upgrade that is supported, not a downgrade. I suppose I can just export everything first, then import it into the Desktop 4.0.1
brashley46
It worked! I just entered all my data from Qtopia Desktop into the Palm Desktop by hand; typing in 150 addresses is something I don't wanna do more than once, let me tell you! But then when I switched from Qtoia Desktop to Intellisync, it proved really easy to sync the address book and calendar to Palm desktop instead of the Outlook I don't even have on my old XP Home box. tongue.gif

QUOTE(PaulBx1 @ Mar 6 2006, 11:02 PM)
Thanks, I've grabbed it too, will check it out. I'm amazed they still leave it out there to download.

Of course, the question will be how do I get my Desktop 4.2 data on the Desktop 4.0.1. Usually it's an upgrade that is supported, not a downgrade. I suppose I can just export everything first, then import it into the Desktop 4.0.1
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