Lifedrive/Mac OS X woes

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I wonder if anyone here can help me with this?
I had MissingSync working nicely with my iLife apps, then all of a
sudden it crashes with the following message:

Date/Time:      2007-03-27 09:48:14.273 +0200
OS Version:     10.4.8 (Build 8L127)
Report Version: 4

Command: Missing Sync for Palm OS
Path:    /Applications/Missing Sync for Palm OS/Missing Sync for Palm Sync for Palm OS
Parent:  WindowServer [66]

Version: 5.1.2 (140)

PID:    25895
Thread: 0

Exception:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
Codes:      KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000007

I've tried everything included an archive and reinstall of the OS and
scrupulous removal and reinstallation of missingsync, cleaning of
startup items etc.  The software will start from another user account,
so it is presumably something account related.
Applecare have no further suggestions and MarkSpace have given up and
offered me a refund because they can't make it work - unfortunately that
leaves me with a useless (and expensive) LifeDrive.

Any suggestions gratefully received

Re: Lifedrive/Mac OS X woes

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First, the LifeDrive was not such a hot item in the first place... [smiley]

Second, since it is user related, try to clean out everything Palm, Missing
Sync, and HotSync related from your own home directory. They are probably in
the ~/Library and ~/Documents folders. Of course, backup-backup-backup first.

The problem could also originate from


/Library/Application Support/Missing Sync for Palm OS/


/Library/Application Support/Palm HotSync/

If you manually remove everything, and then reinstall, it should work.

Try to install HotSync first and see if it works. Then Missing Sync.

One final advice, set the Missing Sync prefs to the simplest possible when
testing and see if it works. E.g., do nothing but install. Then, do nothing
but backup. Etc.

N.B. These days unsophisticated computer users, that is, the overwhelming
majority of computer users, will sadly find out that they are left behind.
So either become sophisticated [it is very much possible but it takes hard
work] or perish.


Re: Lifedrive/Mac OS X woes

Paul Nevai wrote:
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Tried both - no difference
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deleted and retried - still no good
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Deleted and reinstall - no good
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It doesn't
I wouldn't call myself an unsophisticated user - I wrote my PhD thesis
on a commodeore pet and wrote stats programs (some in 6502 assembler).
On the other hand, I thought this was a commercial program, not an
excerise in computer studies.
Thanks for responding/

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Etc., etc.

If I were you, I would get an external FireWire drive [probably you already
have one]. Do a clean install of a new OS and Palm stuff, start up from it,
test HotSync, install Missing Link, test, etc.

Let me  know what happens.   Maybe I will  have some other  [equally useless]
ideas. Good luck, PaulN

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