Copying contacts to my computer


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  1. Rob Jones

    Rob Jones Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes I can copy my contacts from my SIM to phone and vice versa but it makes more sense to be able to copy my contacts from my phone to a small file on my laptop, so, if I did lose either my phone or accidentally delete from my phone I would still have all my details on my HD of the laptop

    When I connect my phone to my laptop why is there not a file with my contacts in it? Like there is for my photographs?
     

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    EddyOS Well-Known Member

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    You can back them up to your SD card, and then back that up on your PC. I just sync them to my Gmail account so if I ever have to reset the phone they're dragged back again once my Gmail account is setup again on the Desire
     
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    Rob Jones Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Many thanks.

    So I copy to the Sd card then physically take the card out of the phone and slip it into my laptop and copy that. Ill do that but wouldnt it be logical to have the SD file available when you connect the phone to the laptop, like my photos?
     
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    Rob Jones Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Harry, i will download it from The Market.
    So, just for clarity, this program will set a file up on my laptop the next time I connect my phone to it?
     
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    Harry2 Well-Known Member

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    The app stores your contacts on PC. And writes the contacts back to phone.
    But you have to use the app always as interface between your phone and your PC.

    Harry
     
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    Rob Jones Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Harry I downloaded it, its on my phone, what next? I connected the phone to my laptop, no sign of myphoneexplorer, file, I looked at all the setting on the phone via the program but still no wiser, what do I do to get all the contact in a file from my phone on to my computer
    thanking you in advance

    RJ
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    personally i just use google contacts and synch it
    i can export my contacts to csv or pst via googlemail as a backup which i can use on thunderbird or outlook
     
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    Rob Jones Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I go to accounts and sync ans see MyPhonebook, but that one wont sync, the circle opposite is grey, the others that do sync are green. i click on it but dont get the option to tick the sync contacts and nothing happens when I click on general settings
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    what rom are you on
    do you not see google there?
    if i go into accounts and sync i have google. if i click on google i ave sync contacts, gmail, calendar
     
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    jimlad Well-Known Member

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    all my phone contacts are on gmail now, yes it took a while but they are backed up for life, if like me you bricked your phone doing a rom job, then no worries, storing contacts on the phone is a risk with loss or theft, i like the fact i have a secure password on gmail and they are backup there
     
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    Rob Jones Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    its NOT synching the contacts so Im back to square one. Myphoneexplorer seems to me to be the answer - if I ever get it to work. It aint simple, why not have a file with me contacts in when i connect to my laptop like I do with my photos?
     
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    Rob, additional you have to download and install the PC host of MyPhoneExplorer on your laptop. http://www.fjsoft.at/en/downloads.php
    Then you operate from your laptop.

    For connection your phone via USB to the laptop you have to enable "USB Degugging" on your phone.

    Harry
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    mate im just asking you if you have a google option there? do you see one?
    obviously its not synching otherwise you wouldnt be using an alternative.
    im just curious to how you are able to access the market etc with no google option.

    google sync is better than most other options imo as it brings consistency

    i dont know what that option is not listed for you so i have to ask questions

    what accounts are listed?
    what rom are you using?
     
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    Rob Jones Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes sir I do have the google option and it does look to be syncing my calendar, contacts and Googlemail, but nothing changes, I just set a date in my google calendar and synced but it hasnt been picked up by my phone calendar :(
    I can get on The Market though and maybe I have done something because a few weeks ago the calendar worked. The accounts listed are FB, Google, Myphone, Stocks, Weather and Yahoo
     
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    Rob Jones Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Harry I have charge, HTC sync, disk drive, USB tethering, which one do you mean?
     
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    Rob Jones Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    success :)

    God blimey its brill!!! details of all messages, phone calls history WOW many thanks
     
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    You're welcome :)

    The tool is a very long time available for SonyEricsson
    (and for SE User it's very famos)
    Now there it's finally available for Android.
    I still know it from my old SE.

    Harry
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    hmm this is odd behaviour, im wondering if somehow its lost its link or maybe its using a slightly different account?

    eitherway looks like you got the myphonebook working so you have a workaround at least
     
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    Rob Jones Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Working again now - TIT (this is thailand)
     
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    Hi Rob, I too had problems syncing here in TH today; on AIS - maybe some problems over here?
     
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    A mate of mine who lives in BKK just bought himself a DHD Saturday, go say hello to him if you are near Sukhumvit soi 23, tell him I sent ya ;)
     

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