[jp] Re: Sync problems due to filename DatebookDB.pdb instead of DateBookDB.pdb
mjohnson_mail at sbcglobal.net
Thu May 27 23:13:20 EDT 2004
I'm not sure how the name (and filename inside the file) got the
uppercase "B" set, but it's fixed now. I did the following steps:
1. Used "pilot-xfer -f DateBookDB" to download the "DateBookDB.pdb" file
to my PC.
2. Copied the file "cp -p DateBookDB.pdb DatebookDB.pdb".
3. Used KHexEdit to change the name inside the file.
4. Deleted the old file from the Visor "pilot-xfer -d DateBookDB".
5. Uploaded the file using "pilot-xfer -i DatebookDB.pdb".
Once I did that, I tried a sync and it worked! Thanks for all the
assistance, I really appreciate it.
>>Mark Johnson wrote:
>> My problem is this, my Datebook file created by J-Pilot is named
>> "DatebookDB.pdb", while the file on the Handspring is "DateBookDB.pdb".
>> The upper-case "B" in the filename on the Visor causes J-Pilot to
>> it as the Datebook file.
>This is the first time I have heard of this problem. You can name the
>files on the Palm whatever you want to. Most applications open them up
>by their creator ID.
>Either get the DateBookDB.pdb file from the backup directory for use
>pilot-xfer -f to get it from the visor.
>Rename it to DatebookDB.pdb. The PalmOS filename is inside of the pdb
>file, so you need to edit it with a binary capable editor (vi should
>work) and change it. The PalmOS name will be at the beginning of the
>Install it and hopefully it will overwrite the strangely named one. >You
>can check its name with Filez on the Palm, or pilot-xfer -l to list the
>files on the palm.
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