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sidekick 99 backup & restore

sidekick 99 backup & restore

sidekick 99 backup & restore

I am a user of Sidekick99 with Windows 98 SE.  I diligently backup my Contacts & Calendar using the programs instructions of File|Save Calendar As. and saving to a floppy.  Recently, having to have my Hard Drive formatted I wanted to restore my Sidekick files and realized that there were no instructions on restoring.  I was able to drag and drop most of the files from my floppy to the various files in Sidekick  using Explorer and was able to get back my Calendar but not my contacts.  Trying to figure out correct procedure I dragged and dropped the Userdata file from Sidekick to my floppy but when I went to restore by reversing the above procedure the computer would not allow me to drag from the floppy to the Userdata file in Explorer.

I have been unable to gather any information on this issue.

Would someone be so kind as to explain the correct procedure to backup contacts & calendar which I presume includes To Dos.  I have been to Sidekick‚Äôs on line support but it does not address the restore issue, in my opinion.

Thank you in advance for any help.


RE: sidekick 99 backup & restore

Dear jiminsd,

The following may help when it comes to backing up your Calendar Files:

Your "Calendar file" is actually up to nine files in the XXXX????.SKW format, where XXXX stands for your name or initials.

When saving, opening, backing up, or restoring calendar files, Sidekick 98 lists XXXX as the name of the calendar.

The ???? part of the file name stands for the type of calendar file, as listed here:

XXXXEVEN.SKW Appointments
XXXXRECR.SKW Recurring Activities
XXXXINIT.SKW Calendar Settings (includes print settings)
XXXXCSCA.SKW Personal list definitions
XXXXDATA.SKW Special days and multi-day events

Copy these files to a floppy or another partition and then open them from within Sidekick Calendar (File|Open) and navigate to the drive/Folder they are on
where they look like one file

Cardfiles can be backed up to any media (if they will fit) by doing File|Save As

Then opened by File|Open and navigating to the correct Folder and double-cliicking on them (You can then Save As them back to Userdata)

Regards Jim

RE: sidekick 99 backup & restore

I followed the instructions but despite the fact that the files are copied from Explorer the message is "user name does not exist.  Please verify correct user."  What is wrong?  Thank you.

RE: sidekick 99 backup & restore

Dear Katrina,
At what point in the restore process does the message come up?
If the files are copied with Windows Explorer then the thing is to open Sidekick and go to calendar view then File|Open and navigate to the location where you have saved them, and there should be the Calendar file and you can Select/Highlight it and then open it..
If this doesn't help, could you post again, but this time include the details of where and how you saved them and what procedure you are using to open them.
Just makes it easier to give an answer

Regards Jim

RE: sidekick 99 backup & restore

I cannot restore my Starfish:Sidekick 98 files.

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