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    003 How 2 edit my Address Book using Desktop manager?

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    While the easiest way to manage your BlackBerry Address Book is to edit your Outlook Contacts and then sync, you can also use the BlackBerry Desktop Manager to edit your Address Book directly. If you do this, when you next sync, these changes will propagate to your Outlook Contacts.

    In order to edit your BlackBerry Address Book using Desktop Manager, follow these steps:

    1. Cradle your device. If you have a password enabled, you must enter it before your device will connect to the desktop.

    2. Open BlackBerry Desktop Manager and double-click the Backup and Restore icon to bring up the Backup and Restore dialog box.

    3. Click Advanced... . In the Backup/Restore dialog box, from the "Handheld Databases" field on the right, select Address Book, then click the left arrow button to copy it to the "Desktop File Databases" field on the left.

    4. To open the Address Book for editing on your desktop computer, double-click it in the "Desktop File Databases" field on the left.

    5. The Editing Address Book dialog box opens, in which you can create, edit, and delete entries, or import from your Outlook Address Book or other personal information manager. Click Close when you are finished.

    6. The changes you make only affect the version of your Address Book on your desktop until you transfer it to your BlackBerry, either by clicking the right arrow, or by restoring it as part of a full restore. For instructions on backing up and restoring data on your BlackBerry, see the Knowledge Base document How do I back up and restore Blackberry data?

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    Re: 003 How 2 edit my Address Book using Desktop manager?

    I can't get these instructions to work for me. I don't have outlook so I thought this maybe an easy way of adding contacts to my BB. When I double click on the "desk top file databases" nothing happens. Any help would greatly be appreciated. I'm using a 7100i from Nextel.







    Quote Originally Posted by hydn
    While the easiest way to manage your BlackBerry Address Book is to edit your Outlook Contacts and then sync, you can also use the BlackBerry Desktop Manager to edit your Address Book directly. If you do this, when you next sync, these changes will propagate to your Outlook Contacts.

    In order to edit your BlackBerry Address Book using Desktop Manager, follow these steps:

    1. Cradle your device. If you have a password enabled, you must enter it before your device will connect to the desktop.

    2. Open BlackBerry Desktop Manager and double-click the Backup and Restore icon to bring up the Backup and Restore dialog box.

    3. Click Advanced... . In the Backup/Restore dialog box, from the "Handheld Databases" field on the right, select Address Book, then click the left arrow button to copy it to the "Desktop File Databases" field on the left.

    4. To open the Address Book for editing on your desktop computer, double-click it in the "Desktop File Databases" field on the left.

    5. The Editing Address Book dialog box opens, in which you can create, edit, and delete entries, or import from your Outlook Address Book or other personal information manager. Click Close when you are finished.

    6. The changes you make only affect the version of your Address Book on your desktop until you transfer it to your BlackBerry, either by clicking the right arrow, or by restoring it as part of a full restore. For instructions on backing up and restoring data on your BlackBerry, see the Knowledge Base document How do I back up and restore Blackberry data?

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    Re: 003 How 2 edit my Address Book using Desktop manager?

    Double clicking the dbase on the left side when it's moved there, does not open up any editing app. It just does nothing. Any ideas?
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    Re: 003 How 2 edit my Address Book using Desktop manager?

    I am running into the same problem. I like the concept, but can't get anything to work with it.

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    Re: 003 How 2 edit my Address Book using Desktop manager?

    Same thing here. 7100i

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    Re: 003 How 2 edit my Address Book using Desktop manager?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
    I'm starting to think the instructions are bogus.

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    Re: 003 How 2 edit my Address Book using Desktop manager?

    infernox , are you talkin bout clickin .ipd files??

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    Re: 003 How 2 edit my Address Book using Desktop manager?

    Doesn't work for me here either... I'm using a 7105t.

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    Re: 003 How 2 edit my Address Book using Desktop manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by xaurav
    infernox , are you talkin bout clickin .ipd files??
    I don't think so. I am just following the instructions on the initial posting. So far, no one has anyone following the instructions.
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    Re: 003 How 2 edit my Address Book using Desktop manager?

    nop it doesn't work as far as i can tell

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    Re: 003 How 2 edit my Address Book using Desktop manager?

    I can't get these instructions to work either, maybe this was disabled with some update since these instructions were posted.

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    Re: 003 How 2 edit my Address Book using Desktop manager?

    I tried it as well, and the last part I can get to work is #4, when you try to double-click the Address Book database on the left side of the screen. When I try to double-click nothing happens. I dont have any other types of BB's to try, but I have 7100 also.

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    Re: 003 How 2 edit my Address Book using Desktop manager?

    Anyone know if these instructions work with the BB 8100?

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    Re: 003 How 2 edit my Address Book using Desktop manager?

    I have a 8100. It doesn't work.
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    Using DM 4.2 to Sync with ASCII Files.

    Ok, This is based on DM 4.2. If you don't have a PIM on your PC, but still want to edit your Contacts or Calendar on your PC, you can set up your syncronization settings to sync with an Character Separated AscII text file. It's one of the options for the Configure Settings in the Syncronization App.

    It Works, I just exported my Address book to a Comma Separated Text File and opened it in Excel.

    You can find detailed instructions in the Help section of DM, but set up is no different from setting up for Outlook, except you have to declare the separation character. Be careful on which character you use. Make sure it's not in one of the fields in your address book.

    Now, do I want to create my own PIM in an Access Database?. Why Bother I have Outlook, But I could do it if I needed a free PIM.

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