Sunday, 31 August 2008

How to export contacts from dead phone with no screen

My PDa phone died the other day - well, the screen at least. The phone can still talk to the PC but i couldn't for the life of me extract the contacts from the phone to Outlook.

Still i found a nice solution. You need the pim.vol file from the phone and Perl installed.
Plonk the pim.vol file in c:\perlscripts and grab Sasha's script from here from which you'll have in the same directory.

If like me you're on WinXP, do start run cmd.exe and cd c:\perlscripts. Once there type pim.vol and the script will extract all the phone details.