Ah! the irony! So many people email me about their problems with PsiWin, the connection and synchronization software for the Psion range of handheld computers, it was about time that I had problems too!
My problem: for some reason during the last synchronization PsiWin copied all my contacts twice, so that I had two entries for everyone. Easy, I thought, just delete the
Contacts.cdb which can be found in
C:\System\Data\Contacts.cdb and re-synchronize with Microsoft Outlook. PsiWin will simply create a new
Contacts.cdb file, problem solved.
It wasn’t as easy as that — of course! — but I have learned something: when I resynchronized I suspect that PsiWin kept a record of what had previously been synchronized and so it did nothing, thinking that everything was up-to-date. The way to sync from scratch was to delete my PsiWin sync profile (that’s the one highlighted on the screenshot above) and create a new one. Once I’d done that everything worked as it should and I now have a healthy address book containing 548 contacts, rather than over 1,000!
Every day’s a school day!