Tungsten T to Lifedrive (data)

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Anyone had any experience of transferring data from a Tungsten (T) to a
Lifedrive unit?

Thinking of getting the Lifedrive, and shifting all my data from the TT to
LD. Should I just name the Lifedrive as my original unit HotSync name, and
press the button to sync data TO the LD?

Is LD backward compatible?

Any views, please?

Thanks in anticipation

Re: Tungsten T to Lifedrive (data)

__/ [KevinX] on Friday 13 January 2006 21:04 \__

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As a disclaimer/note with regards to (un)certainty:

I went through an M130->Tungsten T transition in the past and I more or less
know the LifeDrive and general migrations.

The LifeDrive should be backward compatible as it is only an enhancement of
its predecessor with the main difference being storage. Make sure you
synchronise your Tungsten T with the Desktop software and then synchronise
it with the LifeDrive, possibly forcing "Desktop overrides Handheld". This
would transfer your settings (e.g. shortcuts), applications (though some may
be incompatible or unstable), and PIM data, which will be accessible in its
entirety from the LifeDrive. Make sure you keep plenty of backups

Hope it helps,


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Re: Tungsten T to Lifedrive (data)

Thanks for that Roy (I've seen your name in a number of newsgroups, but
first feedback from you) :-)

I'm just trying to pre-empt any possible situations, prior to buying the

I understand, as you pointed out and and also what I have seen elsewhere,
that the LD uses a somewhat different filing system, and was a little
concerned on the compatibility. I have mailed DateBook5 (pimlicosoftware),
as I run DB5 already with the TT, and find it a better date application than
that of the TT.
Also Splashdata (ID, Photo, Shopper) I use with the TT, and have sought
verification of its ability to work with the LD.

I have a number of other apps from the TT, so guess I'll just have to "wade
my way through them", and hope the results are favourable.

Thanks for your feedback.


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Re: Tungsten T to Lifedrive (data)

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One little word of advice is to add applications slowly over a period of
Hotsyncs, carefully testing each and every one.  I've upgraded (IIixe ->
m515 -> Vx -> m130 -> T|W -> T|T2, I like to experiment with different
devices) and I've found that some applications appear to work just fine...
until one Hotsyncs, when they fall over.

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Good luck!

The DervMan

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