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Exporting contacts from PalmOS to iPod

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By Jerrod H.

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Published: Wednesday, January 4, 2006
Articles Categories: Ask iLounge, iTunes

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Q:

How can I export contacts from my PalmOS PDA to my new iPod’s “Contacts” feature?

- Anonymous

A: The easiest way to do this is actually from the desktop software which accompanies your PDA, Palm Desktop, rather than the PDA itself.

Using Palm Desktop for Mac, begin by highlighting the contacts you’d like to transfer to the iPod. Under the “File” menu, choose “Export.” Here, change the export format to “vCard,” and save the file to your computer’s desktop. On the Mac, you can actually just drag the address book entries to the desktop to do the same thing without using the menus (although be aware that this will create a separate vCard for each entry, instead of one combined file).

Then, connect your iPod, and ensure that “Enable Disk Use” is checked in iTunes preferences, so that the iPod is usable as a hard drive. Then, transfer the vCard file to your iPod’s “Contacts” folder using Windows Explorer (PC) or the Finder (Mac).

For Windows users, Palm Desktop can only export one vCard at a time, which is a problem for our purposes. Thankfully, there’s actually an even easier way: Use Sappenin’s PalmPod software to export your Palm Desktop’s calendar, todos, contacts, and memos onto your iPod without any of the manual labor.

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Comments

1

Recently bought a new computer, transferred existing library via network to new computer, connected ipod photo(20g)and kaput! All files deleted on ipod and got the exclamation mark/folder symbol on it. I still have the library on new computer, on which I also run the SONOS system which is working fine, but I cannot get anything on to the ipod. I’m at the edge of my knowledge envelope - can anyone help and tell me how to get it going again?
Ta

Posted by NeilT on January 5, 2006 at 9:45 AM (PDT)

2

Hi
Is there any software that allows you to put web sites on a Ipod video.
I’ve only managed to do screen movies and then convert them to iPod so far.

Posted by chris place on January 5, 2006 at 3:31 PM (PDT)

3

I Personally have 2,000+ songs and I added 7,000 from my friends iTunes… can I upload those songs to my iTunes and make playlists? And I also found out I can’t burn CD’s off of my iTunes.. is it because I got a few off of LimeWire?

Posted by Lordsbassman in Corn Fields of Illinois on January 8, 2006 at 2:04 PM (PDT)

4

Is it possible to transfer songs from the new music file sharing software, Mercora, to my ipod?  If so, can you tell me how?  Thanks

Posted by doddpa-c on January 10, 2006 at 2:19 PM (PDT)

5

i have a 60GB Ipod Color, the most recent ipod to date, i beleive. heres my problem. i had a laptop with 2250 songs on it. i added the songs to my ipod. i recently had to get rid of my laptop and install itunes on my desktop. my songs still remain on my ipod, but i want to put the songs on my desktop on my ipod. i tunes wont let me do this. it asks me if i want to replace my existing files with the files on my desktop. i dont think i want to do this. i just want to keep my original songs from my laptop on my ipod and put the songs on my desktop as well.
Any thoughts?
PLEASE HELP!!!

Posted by brian05 on January 10, 2006 at 7:04 PM (PDT)

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Hi. Apologies if this has already been covered but I am new to the forum as well as being new to ipod.

OK - what I want to do is this. I have a good hi-fi system and want to play my ipod through it. Trouble is I sit on one side of the room and my hi-fi is on the other, so I need a remote control option. However, the ipod will be too far away for me to see the display to know whcih songs I am choosing.

Sooo…what I need is a cunning solution! Are there products that will give me a display on a handheld remote so I can see what I’m doing? Or has someone addressed this in a different way?

All advice welcome!

Posted by misterpenguin on January 12, 2006 at 7:21 AM (PDT)

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