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    micky
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    Thank you all again for your help in picking out a phone. I'm the
    one who wanted to use wifi and not pay for data, and by golly, you
    were right and I don't have to!

    So I have the phone now, FWIW a Huawei Fusion U-8652 running Android
    v 2.3.5 .

    I hope you can help me. I want to be able to sync my contact list to
    and from my PC and phone, without gmail. I've been working at this
    off and on for weeks, and can't do it myself.

    I had hoped to just find the contact list, the names and numbers of
    people I call more than once, in a file on the phone, and copy that
    file to my computer, add more names and numbers, and copy it back.
    That's how it worked with a Samsung phone and Samsung PC Studio 3.
    There it was easier because the program did all the formatting, but I
    figured that wouldn't be hard once I got used to it.

    I connect the phone to the pc by cable and it brings up two Windows
    Explorer windows, one for the sim card and one for the extra memory
    (right?), which windows treats as external storage devices and assigns
    the partition letters F and G**

    Five minutes earlier I created two new contacts, one for the sim and
    one for the phone (to use Android terms) so in Windows Explorer, I
    look for files that were updated 5 minutes ago. I find only 3 files
    that were updated today, and it was indeed 5 minurtes ago,

    One is F:\.dataviz\.dinfo , a file that is only 166 bytes big, and
    when I use TCC LE (a great piece of free software) to look inside it,
    it has no phone numbers, of course. It's too short.

    The other 2 are files for DoubleTwist, backup software that _Android
    for Dummies_ recommended, which I installed on my PC and somehow got
    to my phone, and then I noticed that it only backs up audio, video,
    and photos, when what I really want to back up are names and numbers
    of the people I call on the phone. But I look at the files and can't
    find anything legible that is a contact name or number.

    No files in the G partition changed their Date Modified date or time.
    ..
    I've gone through this whole routine twice.

    How come the only files that changed their date/time when I added
    contact numbers were DoubleTwist files, that aren't even essential to
    the phone? I don't think DoubleTwist replaces the original storage
    location, because a) that would be amazing and a problem if someone
    uninstalled doubletwist, and b) I found photographs in their own
    folder, not in Doubletwist,, easy to upload to my computer using the
    method I'm striving for.

    Can anyone suggest something for me to do next to find my contact info
    and copy it to the PC? The name of the file would be nice. ;-)

    Thanks


    ** (It also shows a partition E , but when I put the cursor on it, the
    message says " Please insert a disk into drive E." Once when i first
    started on this, I think it didn't do that and it showed a very small
    number of files in partition E. I figure they are the bootstrap
    files.)


    On the web I read "If you really want to embrace Android, you have to
    embrace Gmail." but I don't really want to embrace Android if I have
    to embrace gmail. The phone knows my real name and I don't want
    google OR my computer knowing my real name in a standardized location.



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    micky
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    Re: How do I sync contact phone numbers without gmail?

    On Sat, 15 Sep 2012 00:26:52 -0400, micky <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >Thank you all again for your help in picking out a phone. I'm the
    >one who wanted to use wifi and not pay for data, and by golly, you
    >were right and I don't have to!
    >
    >So I have the phone now, FWIW a Huawei Fusion U-8652 running Android
    >v 2.3.5 .
    >
    >I hope you can help me. I want to be able to sync my contact list to
    >and from my PC and phone, without gmail. I've been working at this
    >off and on for weeks, and can't do it myself.
    >
    >I had hoped to just find the contact list, the names and numbers of
    >people I call more than once, in a file on the phone, and copy that
    >file to my computer, add more names and numbers, and copy it back.
    >That's how it worked with a Samsung phone and Samsung PC Studio 3.
    >There it was easier because the program did all the formatting, but I
    >figured that wouldn't be hard once I got used to it.
    >
    >I connect the phone to the pc by cable and it brings up two Windows
    >Explorer windows, one for the sim card and one for the extra memory
    >(right?), which windows treats as external storage devices and assigns
    >the partition letters F and G**


    Someone else explained to me how to do this, so I thought I'd share it
    here.

    Dee wrote
    "On my Droid X2 running 2.3.5, I go into Contacts, then press the Menu
    button, choose Import/Export, choose Export Contacts to SD card.
    This creates a file named 00001.vcf on the SD card. Then I connect
    the phone to the PC and copy it over."

    I had figured that the contacts file would be visible in Windows
    Explorer without using Export to SD card, but it's not. Export makes
    it visible, copyable, editable, and replaceable. After it's updated,
    Import puts t he new file back where the Contacts file normally
    resides, with no use of Gmail, or google, or the net, or ATT data
    services. Only me, my phone, and my PC. .

    If's really only 2 or 3 steps, plus plugging the phone into the
    computer. and disconnecting the phone afterwards (which from the
    compute's pov is like freeing up any external drive.)

    >
    >Five minutes earlier I created two new contacts, one for the sim and
    >one for the phone (to use Android terms) so in Windows Explorer, I
    >look for files that were updated 5 minutes ago. I find only 3 files
    >that were updated today, and it was indeed 5 minurtes ago,
    >
    >One is F:\.dataviz\.dinfo , a file that is only 166 bytes big, and
    >when I use TCC LE (a great piece of free software) to look inside it,
    >it has no phone numbers, of course. It's too short.
    >
    >The other 2 are files for DoubleTwist, backup software that _Android
    >for Dummies_ recommended, which I installed on my PC and somehow got
    >to my phone, and then I noticed that it only backs up audio, video,
    >and photos, when what I really want to back up are names and numbers
    >of the people I call on the phone. But I look at the files and can't
    >find anything legible that is a contact name or number.
    >
    >No files in the G partition changed their Date Modified date or time.
    >.
    >I've gone through this whole routine twice.
    >
    >How come the only files that changed their date/time when I added
    >contact numbers were DoubleTwist files, that aren't even essential to
    >the phone? I don't think DoubleTwist replaces the original storage
    >location, because a) that would be amazing and a problem if someone
    >uninstalled doubletwist, and b) I found photographs in their own
    >folder, not in Doubletwist,, easy to upload to my computer using the
    >method I'm striving for.
    >
    >Can anyone suggest something for me to do next to find my contact info
    >and copy it to the PC? The name of the file would be nice. ;-)
    >
    >Thanks
    >
    >
    >** (It also shows a partition E , but when I put the cursor on it, the
    >message says " Please insert a disk into drive E." Once when i first
    >started on this, I think it didn't do that and it showed a very small
    >number of files in partition E. I figure they are the bootstrap
    >files.)
    >
    >
    >On the web I read "If you really want to embrace Android, you have to
    >embrace Gmail." but I don't really want to embrace Android if I have
    >to embrace gmail. The phone knows my real name and I don't want
    >google OR my computer knowing my real name in a standardized location.





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