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  1. yamaharacer

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    sorry for another thread folks but I'm not having luck searching.

    I have a HTC one SV running 4.1.2. I recently did a factory restore and I thought I had backed up my contacts but I guess I didn't. so long story short, I have found the folder where the contacts are stored on my sd card. now how would I go about getting those back into the contacts other than doing it manually(as in writing or printing it out and manually typing it all back in)
     

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    This thread was moved to the forum dedicated to your phone.

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    how is this phone specific?
     
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    For the next three days your thread is accessible from BOTH Android Lounge and your device forum. After that time it is only accessible from your device forum.

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    I'm not going to be helpful here. At all. But why aren't you synced with Gmail? Lol. That's the single best thing about an android phone. Lesson learned?
     
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    When you backed up the contacts, did you do so through the contacts app (phone app)?

    Is it a vcf file?

    If so:
    -open the phone app
    -select the people tab
    -press menu (three dots)
    -select manage contacts
    -select import/export
    -select import from <location of file>
    (either sdcard or phone storage)
    -select the account you want to import them to

    It will then scan, and find the file and you should be able to restore it.
     
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    because I don't want google storing all my info like that stuff that's why. and the fact they start linking everything to my phone. such as my real name with facebook and my phone number to facebook etc etc. i had to sit down for an hour to remove all of this association on their websites going through all these bs menus and instructions to find how to remove it.
    it's a blatant invasion of privacy. and I don't like having my info out there for the world to see. I only have a fake facebook so I can see what the local rc track is up to since they insist on not having a website.

    that's also why I did a phone restore. the only way to remove the association of facebook on my phone that I could find. I didn't want to be sending professional emails to people only to have it show up as a fake facebook account which is exactly what happened.
    and it was adding people to my contacts that i have no clue who they are. I still cant get that to stop though. I have no idea how or why it does it. but there are about 5 people that keep showing up after I delete them as contacts because of gmail's association.
    I'm on the verge of dropping the use of android over this kind of thing.

    I since stopped using the gmail app and facebook app and went with the phone's email app. my phone provider (cricket) has decided to charge $5 a month for backups. which is absurd.

    I also used HTC's synch on my computer but for whatever reason it didn't restore the contacts. it only restored movies, music, pictures etc.
     
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    thanks it worked like a charm. I knew I was overlooking something.
     
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    You can back up your messages in a similar way you backed up contacts via a vcf file on the One SV but you could also look into using my phone explorer, if you want to use local PC based back up and syncing.

    You install a tiny app on the phone and the free program on your PC and it synchronises contacts/messages and whatever you like as well as making backups if you want of apps or sd card etc.

    You have to make sure usb debugging is enabled on the phone and the HTC drivers are installed on the PC via the HTC sync app.

    FJ Software Development
     
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