Sync Contacts to Storage Card in WM5?

Discussion in 'ActiveSync' started by MS, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. MS

    MS Guest

    I recently got a T-Mobile (USA) MDA, a version of the HTC Wizard, a Pocket
    PC Phone running WM5.

    I see that Notes in PPC5 has the option to save the notes to the storage
    card, rather than main memory. I set that option, to save on main storage

    However, ActiveSync (4.1) doesn't seem to recognize notes on the storage
    card. It doesn't notice any notes stored there, does not sync them to the
    PPC. I even moved all my notes from main memory to the storage card. The
    Notes applet on the PPC still recognized those notes, just the same as if
    they were in main memory.

    However, when I synced with AS, it didn't see the notes on the storage card
    at all, and synced all the notes again to main memory. Then, when I looked
    at the notes on the PPC, I saw all the notes duplicated, since they existed
    in both places. I had no other choice but to delete those on the storage
    card, and change that option of saving notes to storage card back to main
    memory. (Having that option is useless, when ActiveSync doesn't recognize or
    sync to notes on the storage card.)

    Is there any way around this? A registry hack perhaps, that would allow
    syncing the notes to the storage card of the WM5 device?

    Thank you for your assistance. :)
    MS, Apr 18, 2006
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    Rob Borek Guest

    You can only sync notes that are on the device itself - not an
    external storage card.
    Rob Borek, Apr 18, 2006
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  3. MS

    MS Guest


    I see in the Subject heading I wrote "Contacts". I meant "Notes". (Although
    I'd prefer to sync everything to the storage card, including Contacts.)

    It's strange that they now offer the possibility to save Notes to the
    storage card rather than to main memory, but then those saved Notes will be
    ignored by ActiveSync, and not synced to desktop Outlook.

    Is Microsoft aware of this discrepancy?

    When are they going to work on fixing the numerous problems of ActiveStync?
    It's so bad, I think it could drive people away from Windows Mobile devices.
    (Do Palm devices have a better sync program?) (I've never used one, so I
    don't know how they sync.)
    MS, Apr 21, 2006
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    Rob Borek Guest

    The discrepancy has been around since Day 1 - you have never been able
    to sync notes on a storage card (you have always been able to save
    notes to a storage card).
    Rob Borek, Apr 25, 2006
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