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Hi.  I have been using Palm desktop software on my laptop.  Recently, the data disappeared for no known reason.  I have a cloud backup available, but these backup files are all in .dat format.  However, my Palm Desktop software only reads .aba (Address Book) or .dba (Datebook) or .mpa (Memos).  Is there an Expert available who knows how to work with old Palm databases?

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Hello, and Welcome to the HP Support Community!

 

Which version of Palm Desktop are you using?

 

In the older versions, the raw data files were saved as .dat and .bak files.

 

The file formats you refer to are the exported data files when File/Export or File/Import is used.

 

You should be able to just locate the files on your hard drive, and overwrite them with the backup files from the cloud.

 

Another way would be to examine the file size of the original .dat file and .bak file.  If the .dat has only a few bytes while the .bak has hundreds of bytes or Kbytes, then you can rename the .dat to something else (like .old) and then rename the .bak to .dat.  This will recreate the original file.

 

WyreNut

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