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Read R380s .cdb files on Windows PC?

Read R380s .cdb files on Windows PC?

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I've a serious problem with my R380s. Sometimes the phone becomes really slow in operating. When I backup my phone, execute a complete reset and restore the backup then the operating speed is back to normal. This morning I had to execute this procedure….the backup went just fine. No problems with the reset and according to the software the restore also went fine… when I now start my phone I get some kind of message telling me that there is insufficient memory to perform normal operations… the phone then suggest me to reset… when I agree to this the phone just hangs!!!! As a consequence I can no longer use the phone, cannot reset it, nor restore backups…. This is a serious problem!!!! What’s the solution to get out of this situation? Is there a way to read the .cdb files from my backup into Excel or Access to recover my contacts? Do you have tools to read symbian .cdb files on a windows PC? I’ve been surfing the net and newsgroup almost the entire day and cannot find an answer…. I’d really appreciate if you would give me some advice in solving this issue….

RE: Read R380s .cdb files on Windows PC?

Hello!

Hint: Try Linux!
Extract the data, reset the phone, and start from scratch.
You might want to get an update on the software. There's a lot of bugs in the first versions.

My R380s was stolen recently, and I couldn't afford a new one. (No insurance, unfortunately...)

The communication software wasn't able to communicate(!) properly with Outlook 2000. Contacts got lost in the synchronization, consequently this data storage option was discarded. Luckily I'd recently run a back up...

I found out that the files can be unpacked with a file viewer/packer and opened with development tools in most Linux distro's. There's a lot of editing and filtering to do before the datalist is ready for use with another phone, but you can read/understand most entries.

The huge job of programming an Open Source Synchronizer have been put off until further notice. First I'll have to re'install SuSe 8.0.

I can be contacted via email; trexem@hotmail.com if u find a solution, or if this reply didn't help...



Best of luck,
Tommy "Lugubrizione" Remington

RE: Read R380s .cdb files on Windows PC?

Hello!

Hint: Try Linux!
Extract the data, reset the phone, and start from scratch.
You might want to get an update on the software. There's a lot of bugs in the first versions.

My R380s was stolen recently, and I couldn't afford a new one. (No insurance, unfortunately...)

The communication software wasn't able to communicate(!) properly with Outlook 2000. Contacts got lost in the synchronization, consequently this data storage option was discarded. Luckily I'd recently run a back up...

I found out that the files can be unpacked with a file viewer/packer and opened with development tools in most Linux distro's. There's a lot of editing and filtering to do before the datalist is ready for use with another phone, but you can read/understand most entries.

The huge job of programming an Open Source Synchronizer have been put off until further notice. First I'll have to re'install SuSe 8.0.

I can be contacted via email; trexem@hotmail.com if u find a solution, or if this reply didn't help...



Best of luck,
Tommy "Lugubrizione" Remington

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