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    bought Droid Monday night and the guy at store was able to transfer my contacts from my Palm 700p. However, the contacts are not showing up on Google.

    If I make new ones on either phone or website, they sync. What the heck? I saw a thread that says it can take a couple of days, which makes no sense, but it's been a couple of days.
     

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    more info, i have noticed that if I go in to edit a contact that was moved onto phone at store, at the top it says "phone only, not synced".
    I wonder if there is anyway to change the status of all these entries to get them to sync.

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    I had the same problem.

    I don't know if this is the best/easiest way. I exported the list from the phone to a file. Copied it to my laptop Thru the usb connection, and then imported into Gmail. They are syncing fine now.
     
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    did they DOUBLE UP? that's what i am afraid of doing it that way.
     
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    Yep, they all doubled up, meaning if you edit a contact, there is a Google contact 'sheet' at top and if you scroll down, there is a 'phone only, not synced' sheet. Crap.
     
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    So I did the solution (ha) in this thread involving reset. Used MyBackup first and only restored my Apps (apps and data are separate b/ups) and synced w/google (where I had uploaded as you said) and now my contacts are fairly squared away. MyBackup restored almost all my apps (ringdroid did not) and I have to redo my homepage, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-d...h-droid-contacts-back-gmails-my-contacts.html
     
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    No, mine did not double up. Sorry you had that problem. Is my backup in the marketplace? That could be a handy tool to have.
     
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    Mine doubled up and then inexplicably fixed itself a day later... I was, like, so, mega crazy happy!
     

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