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Old 07-25-2007, 07:33 PM
MalvernBry@yahoo.co.uk
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Default How do I see my phone contacts, stored in Nokia PC Suite, while not connected?

Hi,

I been backing my phone (Nokia N70) up with Nokia PC Suite 6.6
regularly. My phone has gone down and been sent away for repairs. I'm
now using another phone (a Sony Ericsson) and I need to lookup and
transfer some of my contact details across - even if this means
entering each one my hand. But I can't access anything while my N70 is
not plug in! If I use the Suite I can't see anything like 'view
contacts'. And the folder that appears in Windows Explorer has no
subfolders.

All I'm after is a text print out of my contacts! Can anyone help?

Many thanks
Bryan


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Old 07-26-2007, 07:51 AM
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MalvernBry@yahoo.co.uk wrote:
> I been backing my phone (Nokia N70) up with Nokia PC Suite 6.6
> regularly. My phone has gone down and been sent away for repairs. I'm
> now using another phone (a Sony Ericsson) and I need to lookup and
> transfer some of my contact details across - even if this means


I hadn't even noticed that... what did you synchronize the contacts with?
I exchanged data between a Motorola phone using MPT and a Nokia phone using
an Outlook.wab file as the intermediary. You might be able to open
whatever you synched with in a different program.

If you did a Nokia Backup, you should have a file in
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Nokia\ContentCopier
date-name_of_phone.nbu
I see a program that is supposed to extract data from that format at
http://nokisms.googlepages.com/ I haven't tried that.

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Old 07-26-2007, 08:08 AM
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Default Re: How do I see my phone contacts, stored in Nokia PC Suite, while not connected?

dold@87.usenet.us.com wrote:
> If you did a Nokia Backup, you should have a file in
> C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Nokia\ContentCopier
> date-name_of_phone.nbu
> I see a program that is supposed to extract data from that format at
> http://nokisms.googlepages.com/ I haven't tried that.


For phone contacts, this isn't a complicated file.

If you have access to Unix/Linux/cygwin, you can run "strings" and find the
contact information. A little awk or perl would probably extract it in a
useful format.

On windows, open it with WordPad and do a "find" for a name. The contact
information is readable.

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Old 07-26-2007, 08:11 AM
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Default Re: How do I see my phone contacts, stored in Nokia PC Suite, while not connected?

Thank you for this inform. But the idea that I must now buy a
commercial program to see my own data, after trusting Nokia, really
sucks!

Bryan


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Old 07-26-2007, 04:58 PM
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MalvernBry@yahoo.co.uk wrote:
> Thank you for this inform. But the idea that I must now buy a
> commercial program to see my own data, after trusting Nokia, really
> sucks!


There was a lot of that sentiment on the web ;-(

I was so pleased with Nokia PCSuite after dealing with Motorola Phone Tools
for a few years... I have been syncing to a PC, using either Lotus Notes
or Outlook Express. Without the phone, I can still look at those contacts
via the other program. For transport between a Motorola and a Nokia, I
used the Outlook Express format, even though I don't normally use Outlook
Express. That gives me the data in a portable format.

MPT won't even come up without the phone attached. When Nokia came up with
no phone, I thought it was "better". The fact that you can't do anything
without a phone is disappointing.

It would be possible to capture the contacts with a simple script on Linux
or Cygwin, both free. Maybe a friend with Linux could do the conversion
for you.

If not, I could do it for you.

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