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Syncing with Outlook 2007 erased my contacts


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redline582

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Hi I have a samsung Jack (i637) and Office 2007 running on a legitmate copy of Windows 7 Pro (acquired from the academic msdn service from being an IEEE member). I was originally running the RC1 of Win7 and had all of my contacts and everything stored in Outlook. I recently did a fresh install with the final version of Win7 and reinstalled all of my programs. Of course Outlook didnt have any contacts in it and when I plugged my phone in all of my contacts were erased from my phone. If there is any way that I could regain my contacts it would save me a tremendous amount of work. Thanks!
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did you format the drive during your fresh install? if so...you're pretty much toast
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Yeah I did. Unfortunately I'm not a fan of pretty much anything but fresh installs. I think I may have pretty much made a temporary if not permanent solution because all of my text messages were still stored and they contained names of people and their phone numbers so I was able to save everyone important. I really wish Windows Mobile Device Center would prompt you before it performs catastrophic actions like that. Thanks for the reply.
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well...you can set the sync settings to have either the device or the computer win in a sync conflict...in this situation if you had the device set to win...then it would have actually rebuilt your outlook contacts instead of wiping the phone
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That was the weird thing. I had it set to have my device overwrite my desktop in a conflict. That apparently didn't seem to be the case
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