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Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD
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Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

(OP)
Is there any way, I can get unfinished items to forward to the next day? The calendar is useless without it.   I am using XP.  Tried changing date in *INIT.SKW as suggested in another thread but did not work.

Been using the Sidekick Calendar for years.  If unable to use in XP where can I find a comparable Calendar?

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

This is an issue acknowledged by Starfish regarding Win2000 & XP.

SK99 was created before Win2000, therefore techncally the system requirements are WinNT 4.0 or Win98, and there is no fix for this.

Personally, I can't recommend an alternate product.

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

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Dear BROCKER,

See FAQ807-1241

At the bottom you will see a link to a page giving a summary of reasons why ToDo's do not forward.
Several users have appeared to be happy enough with WinXP and Sidekick98 and from that it would appear that the ToDo's are forwarding for them Please post back if you do overcome the problem as it helps eveyone else.

HTH

Regards Jim

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Hi,
you need a y2k patch for this problem. You can download it from the starfish site. The file is sidekick.exe and cames in a zipformat after unzipping it you just copy it into the program folder and it will replace the old copy. It should work for you.
good luck,
Waltraud

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

(OP)
Dear Waltraud1,

Thanks for your response.
I went to the Starfish site and was unable to find any downloads there.  Did a search on the site under "y2k or patch."

This is what I received:
        
 Product   Category
 All Products Customer Service Motorola Products Older Starfish Products TrueSync Products Yahoo Products
All Sub-ProductsDashboard ®Internet Utilities ®REX ® DeviceSidekick 2.0 ®Sidekick 95 ®Sidekick 97 ®Sidekick 98 ®Sidekick 99 ®                        All Categories Calendar Connectivity Contacts Customer Service Documentation General Import Information Install/Config/Mapping Memos/Notes Printing Synchronization Tasks/ToDos Troubleshooting Tutorials  
       
Search Text (optional) Search Tips   
 
 
Search by      Sort by
 Phrases Similar Phrases Exact Phrase Complex Expression Ref. #    Default Sort Subject  
               
  2 Answers Found      
  
     Subject    
 
  1   Error: "Invalid file to complete this action! mast:wk"  
 
 2   Msg: A required DLL file, SFRES.DLL was not found  

Any suggestions?

Brocker
 



RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear Brocker,
See the FAQ area of this Forum for the download address of the Year2000 Patch and a lot more.
Click on the Link below your post (and mine and everyone else's too):

Check out the FAQ
area for this forum!

HTH
Regards Jim

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear Brocker,
Jim aka:james33 has the right answer for your problem in the FAQ area. Just check question #6 Sidekick95/Internet Sidekick Invalid File MAST.WK /Goals &Todo's not forwarding - that will give you the link for the download patch. The patch is called SK98Patch.exe. After it is unzipped, all I had to do is to copy the new sidekick.exe file into the program folder. It replaced the old file and worked.
download from: ftp://ftp2.starfish.com/pub/sk98/sk98patch.exe
good luck,
Waltraud

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

(OP)
I can't thank you and James33 enough.  When I finally downloaded the sk98patch.exe Sidekick started to work 99% as before.  Thanks to you both for making my life much simpler.
I believe Sidekick is the best PIM I have ever used.

The 1% that doesn't work is I cannot get "recurring" events or "To Do's" to record but I can certainly live with it.  If you have an answer to this, let me know.

Once again, thank you for your help.

Ron

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Eek now that download doesn't work to get the  patch at ftp://ftp2.starfish.com/pub/sk98/sk98patch. Can someone mail it to me? Or is there somewhere else I can get it?
-Di

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear littlepear/Di,
I believe that it may be a temporary glitch on the Starfish Site as there are even some errors on their Home Page.
See
FAQ807-1313
where I will post the result

Regards Jim

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Sorry in my haste I forgot to state what the result would be..
What I meant is that I will keep trying and when the server is up and running I will post back here and in the FAQ

Regards Jim

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear Di,
If you comment on one of the FAQ's I have written I will see what can be done for now. That will give me your email address (the one you gave when you joined Tek-Tips)

Regards Jim

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear littlepear/Di,
The site is up and running now, I checked it at 08:46 GMT.
Both the patch and the SDK98 download.
Good luck!

Regards Jim

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear all,
I have just tried to log on to Starfish's Main Site and it seems that there is no way in to the Sidekick section so download any of the pages you can find of the Help files and save for viewing offline.
The only way of getting into the site now appears to be through the links on our FAQ page here.
FAQ807-2098

Regards Jim
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RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Hi Brocker,
First, Congratulate that you have successfully solve the SK98 ToDos forwarding problem.

I am HTTin that love to use SideKick98 since the first time and the first PIM I installed it to my Win95 operating system.
I have the same problem that happen when I switch to XP. I have read this forum and get to know that the patch sk98patch.exe that suppose it can be downloadable from: ftp://ftp2.starfish.com/pub/sk98/sk98patch.exe from the site to solve it but unfortunately the link doesn't work when I tried many times. I do not know whether is it possible to email the sk98patch.exe to me since you have down loaded from the site?
If you are convenience, email it to tin_ht@163.com

Thank you.

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear HTTin,
The site seems to be OK now, but just for the 'Craic'(Irish for just for the Fun of it) I downloaded the sk98patch.exe from the following address today at 22:00 GMT:

ftp://ftp2.starfish.com/pub/sk98/sk98patch.exe

and it is at 99% now, no it's not it is at 100%.
I emailed a copy to you from work this morning as well...

Put a folder on another partition on your Hard Disk and call it SDK98andPatch and put the the Patch and the program Download in it and then when you need it again you don't have to download it!
(There is the possibility that it may not be there to download shortly)!
Address for the Program Download is:

ftp://ftp2.starfish.com/pub/sk98/skw98sea.exe

Regards Jim
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RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Hello, James33.
I have got your SK98Patch.exe which is sent to me by email and I got the unfinished ToDos items forwarded on the next day. Once again thank you very much for your help.
Unfortunately there is one more problem that confuse me is the ToDo task enter date. It always show year 94 instead of 02. May be it is related to primary language that I use is Chinese. This is not a very serious problem but if any one can help it would be perfect.
HTTin 2002.12.20

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear HTTin,
I am afraid that the issue with the ToDo Task enter date is the same in any language and had not been addressed by Starfish before they ceased supporting Sidekick.

They say: Only 'God(s)/Allah' is/are perfect

so I am afraid for the moment the matter will have to rest there...

Regards Jim
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RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear All,
If you have read this thread you can see that HTTin has said that the link for the download wasn't working, this may have been true at the time but the link is working now and as it is an FTP site it is best if you paste the link into something like StarDownloader at

http://www.stardownloader.com/

and the same holds true for the rest including the SDK98 program. But not apparently the SDK99 program.
Hopefully Starfish will keep the downloads on the server for a good while.
Over the holidays I might make a stab at the FAQ's in this forum to try and include as many solutions to the problems we have solved.

Regards Jim
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RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear All,
As regrds this problem and many like it there are solutions on the FAQ pages of this forum.
All the 54 Starfish FAQs in Text form are on two pages:

The first 1-->27 are in:
All the Starfish FAQs1 on
FAQ807-2966
and The last 27-->54 are in:
All the Starfish FAQs2 on
FAQ807-3000
besides these there are also several FAQs dealing with other subjects not covered by Starfish

HTH

Regards Jim
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RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

THIS WORKED FOR ME.

DO NOT click the SK patch. Instead open a folder and put the SK patch into it,
then open Win-Zip and unzip the patch into that folder. You will have a new SK98.exe
and a new dll.  Open Starfish/SideKick/Program file and drag-drop the exe and the dll
one at a time, and confirm the replacement.

IN MY COMPUTER THIS WORKED. Recently my SideKick seized up and I had to reinstall.
I had forgotten this procedure, and JUST LIKE YOU, my TDs and GOAL-LIST disappeared.
I remembered  this crazy procedure, and it worked again LIKE MAGIC.

GOOD LUCK.

Elsa Garcia

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear all,
Well done elsaGarcia it worked for me too!

Regards Jim
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RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Brocker

I have just downloaded the patch and my Sidekick 98 seems to be working perfectly. On Oct 1, 2002 and you mentioned the 1% that didn't work properly but I failed to understand what you meant by not getting recurring events and To Do's to record. Could you be more specific. Thanks.

Les

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

RE: To Do's do not forward and get Invalid File MAST.WK when changing time periods.

Use Skw98 with w2000 Prof

Downloaded and instatlled Sidekick.exe patch.  Preceding two problems solved (after living with them for over a year)

New problem has developed . . . when typing in an Event, the first few letters are garbage

e.g. when "new Event" was typed in, it showed up as "tºÎw Event"

Any suggestions????

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear BCALAKL,
The answer you are looking for is in
FAQ807-3130
written by JackPort.
or
Thread807-169169
Written by CWSarture

Give them both a Star

Regards Jim
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RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD


RE:  To Do's do not forward and get Invalid File MAST.WK when changing time periods.

My original question was:

Downloaded and instatlled Sidekick.exe patch.  Preceding two problems solved (after living with them for over a year)

New problem has developed . . . when typing in an Event, the first few letters are garbage

e.g. when "New Event" was typed in, it showed up as "èøew Event"

Any suggestions????

james33 suggested checking FAQ807-3130 and Thread807-169169    

Checked FAQ807-3130  and  Thread807-169169    Problems and solutions appear to be associated with XP;  I’m running W2K Pro

Also not using  FileBox extender

Any other suggestions?

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear BCALAK,

Have you tried stopping Rundll32.exe?
If it is running that is.
as suggested by JackPort in FAQ807-3130

I know we are a bit in the dark on this one, but Starfish don't support sidekick at all, so it is down to us to try and see what works.
If you think about it,XP and Win2000 are fairly similar,
In fact, if you look at the version(?) number, I believe they both show up as versions of NT.

If anyone else has any ideas then don't hesitate, POST.
There is another option but I believe that is down to the display driver, what Graphics card do you have?

I am reproducing JackPorts FAQ here:

Some Windows applications apparently require "Rundll32.exe" application to run in the background.  The Windows Rundll32 Program is used to run DLLs as programs and is used by many programs to execute functions located in a DLL file.  By terminating this process using Windows Task Manager, the problem with the calendar is solved; however, some other program may be affected.

Downloading XP Service Pack 1 eliminated that background program, Rundll32.exe, on my PC with the calendar problem.

My advice for those with the problem:

1) Confirm Rundll32.exe is running in background;

2) Download Windows XP Service Pack 1 and see whether Rundll32.exe is still running;

3) If so, "end process" with Windows Task Manager and then test for effects on any other problems.

Regards Jim
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RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear BCALAK,
I had the same problem, when I got a new Sony Vaio notebook and installed SK98. It turned out I had to return the sony because of a defective cd drive totally unrelated to this problem. Since it was their last model in stock I decided to get a Toshiba notebook instead. I did not expierence that same problem on the toshiba. SK98 works fine on it. Both computers came with the same winxp version. Did you get a new computer and had to reinstall SK98 on it? It may have something to do with the video.
Waltraud


 

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD


Really appreciate the responses I've gotten thus far.

My original question was:

Downloaded and instatlled Sidekick.exe patch.  Preceding two problems solved (To Do's do not forward and get Invalid File MAST.WK when changing time periods)

New problem has developed . . . when typing in an Event, the first few letters are garbage

e.g. when "New Event" was typed in, it showed up as "èøew Event"

Potential solutions condidered from previous responses:

   - not using  FileBox extender

   - run SK98 on desktop & laptop which both are W2K Prof operating systems;  same problem on both machines;  seems to rule out video card

   - checked Task Mgr on both machines and Rundll32.exe is NOT running in background

Any more suggestions????

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

I move an older version of sidekick from a Win98 machine to a windows 2000. Was able to get the program to run for the user. After a few weeks She now gets an error when trying to launch the program "invalid cardfile" any suggestions????

Thanks
Tim
caster523@aol.com
 

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear Tim,
The following assumes
1. That the version of Sidekick you are using is SK98, and that
2. All the Folders/program files are in the Default locations (ie you let Sidekick install without changing anything).
If either of the preceeding statements is not true then

DO NOT DO THE FOLLOWING
Otherwise go ahead

First Copy the Userdata Cardfile to another location on your hard disk
and then
You must first in Windows Explorer|Folder options
change the situation where it says
Hide File extensions for known file types
To NO
and then as you can see the extensions
Delete all the Cardfiles with the .SKCard extension in the Userdata folder
and then Start Sidekick from the Sidekick program file.
SIDEKICK.EXE
Any problems post back here.
HTH

Regards Jim
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RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Does the sk98 patch  work for sidekick 99 or just for sidekick 98 because I tried it and it didnt work for me.

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear misstech,

The Sidekick98 patch resolves the problems by replacing two files,

1. Sidekick.exe (the Sidekick98 program file itself)
2. Yintl.dll

I haven't tried it on Sidekick99, mostly for the reason that it (Sidekick99) isn't Sidekick98.

Regards Jim
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RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear misstech,
The preferred procedure is to
Close down Sidekick98
Download the Patch and then Extract it to a folder you have created on your desktop and then
Using windows Explorer drag the two files into the program folder of Sidekick98.
Which is usually but not always located at:

C:\Starfish\Sidekick98\Program

or

C:Program Files\Starfish\Sidekick98\Program

Depending on where you chose to install it.

There is also a procedure to edit one of the Calendar files "Last Edited Date" but see
AllTheStarfishFAQs1 AT FAQ807-2966
the following Questions: Q13 "Data Corruption Procedures For SDK98 Calendar" and Q15 Error: "Invalid file to complete this action! mast:wk"
and checkout also:
AllTheStarfishFAQs2 AT FAQ807-3000

Regards Jim
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RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

I need the sidekick 98 patch (sk98patch.exe) but can not find it on the starfish website anymore.  Could someone email it to me?  Thanks,
debrinkleyusa@netscape.net

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

I, too, am having theproblem with To Do items not forwarding when running Sidekick 98 under Windows XP.  Clearly, I need the Y2K patch, but it appears that the patch is no longer available on the Starfish web site.

If someone could e-mail me the patch or tell me where I might find it, I would be greatly appreciative.

Thanks!

  -- Cliff Wilson

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear ,
I stumbled on something here, (see below) I downloaded and checked it and it
is
the SK98Patch!

http://sidereal.b0x.com/Index.html

HTH

RE: Sidekick 98 `TO DO' Items DO NOT FORWARD

Dear all,
Sorry it has changed now, so see:
FAQ807-3643
I will change that faq if it changes again.

Regards Jim
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