Address Book file -- Transfer to Another Computer

Address Book file -- Transfer to Another Computer

Post by DC199 » Mon, 28 Feb 2005 03:11:52


Other than doing it by hand, I understand the accepted way to transfer
an Eudora Address book to another computer is to transfer a file named
<nndbase.txt> and put it into the appropriate spot on the other
computer.

I've looked for that file with Windows search (including hidden and
system files), opened it, and found it empty. Another copy had only
one name in it. On the target computer, there were three of such
files, one file had two names in it, the others had one. Yet, when I
launched Eudora, the address book had about 15 names in it.

Obviously, I'm doing something wrong.

Can anyone offer any suggestions?

Thanks for your help.

Dave C
 
 
 

Address Book file -- Transfer to Another Computer

Post by Gary Zimme » Mon, 28 Feb 2005 08:13:31

Look for nndbase.toc and transfer that one too.
-- garyZ

 
 
 

Address Book file -- Transfer to Another Computer

Post by Gary Zimme » Mon, 28 Feb 2005 08:30:31

Sorry, forgot the folder Nickname. Transfer that too.
-- garyZ
 
 
 

Address Book file -- Transfer to Another Computer

Post by DC199 » Wed, 02 Mar 2005 06:46:28

I did everything all of you suggested, copied nndbase.txt, nndbase.toc
and Nickname folders, and it simply does not work. There is no new
address book in the target Eudora. The same old address book is still
there.

Perhaps I'm putting these files and folders into the wrong directory,
but that does not look like it. Apparently, when I copied them to the
target machine, instead of overwriting the existing files (which
Windows XP SP2 asked me to do), they disappeared or something else
happened.

I have decided to quit wasting time on this -- Eudora obviously isn't
set up to accomplish what should be a simple and necessary task -- and
I'm going to copy the address book entries by handwriting or printing
out, if the address book will print, and then manually enter them in
the target machine.

And if anybody asks what I think of Eudora, I'll let them know I think
it's basically a piece of shit.

Consideration by a programmer of how to synch office and home address
books should be in the top ten of features and items for any e-mail
client.

Dave Clark
 
 
 

Address Book file -- Transfer to Another Computer

Post by Rick » Wed, 02 Mar 2005 09:06:39

DC1999 said the following on 2/28/05 4:46 PM:

Well, ya gotta do what ya gotta do, but I have never had a problem with
what you are trying to do. I have changed versions 4 times in the last
45 days and was able to just copy the relevant files EACH time. Perhaps
you are not copying to the correct place. How about more detail.

Rick
 
 
 

Address Book file -- Transfer to Another Computer

Post by Matthew Ca » Wed, 02 Mar 2005 15:55:26


@dingus.crosslink.net:


When one first sets up Eudora it puts data either in the "C:\Program
Files\Eudora" directory or "c:\Documents and Settings\user"

Is it possible the poor chap is placing the correct files in the wrong
directories?

MSC

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Address Book file -- Transfer to Another Computer

Post by DC199 » Thu, 03 Mar 2005 02:35:00

They go into C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application
Data\Qualcomm\Eudora. I use copy and paste from a network location.

And the new address book on the target machine simply isn't there.

The address book will print out nicely. Yesterday my assistant spent
over an hour entering it into my laptop, a complete waste of his time.
He has more to do today.

One of the posters indicated that he'd had no problem upgrading to
newer versions of Eudora. That's not been a problem. Address books,
message folders, etc., all made the transition just fine on simple
upgrade.
 
 
 

Address Book file -- Transfer to Another Computer

Post by DC199 » Sat, 05 Mar 2005 01:07:50

I have tried repeatedly to put a copy of the Eudora address book from
Home Computer and Office Desktop over to Laptop computer running
Eudora, same version (paid), all running same version of Windows XP
SP2. Copying the files nndbase.txt and nndbase.toc, plus the Nickname
folder, to the appropriate directory gets me nowhere.

I've posted on this newsgroup that we did it manually by printing out
the address book, then having someone do the entries in the laptop,
and what a waste of time that was. I tried it at home, and just
selecting some (not all) entries in the Home address book yielded a
1.68 M file and 68 page print out which choked my small printer.

Any e-mail client program should have an address book that is easily
portable to a laptop. Indeed, a really first class program would have
an easy synch method, just like my lowly Palm address [really only a
phone] book synchs between the same three computers. But, apparently
Qualcomm and its Eudora unit just don't care or have never considered
the problem.

Some time ago I even e-mailed their Tech Support, and their answer was
essentially the same and did not work.

There's nothing in the Help files, and apparently nothing in their
"Knowledge Base" on this subject, either.

The answer may be to ditch my two desktops and get a REALLY good
laptop for all three uses, but that seems to be "throwing out the baby
with the bathwater." Besides, I do some digital photo work (see,
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ~dc1999/) and my 21 inch SnycMaster CRT at
home is just grand.

My Palm won't do the trick because e-mail addresses are not
"clickable" in the Palm, although maybe there's a plug in. If you
live in your Palm and it can double as a cell phone, you're welcome to
it, but most of my work is at an office or at home.

If anyone knows the answer to this really simple problem, or if by
chance a Qualcomm person is reading this, I'd surely like an answer or
some suggestions.

Thanks very much

Dave Clark
 
 
 

Address Book file -- Transfer to Another Computer

Post by Han » Sat, 05 Mar 2005 11:20:23

I really don't know what you are doing wrong, but I'm sure you are. Try
this:

open eudora, and make a change in the address book, and save it.

Close down eudora.

Search your whole computer for nndbase.*
Write on a piece of paper the dates and sizes of the files for each path.

Now copy the nndbase.txt file you want to use to the location where themost
recent nndbase files are located.

That should get the addressbook to the correct location.
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Han
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Address Book file -- Transfer to Another Computer

Post by DC199 » Mon, 07 Mar 2005 16:26:35

I'll try that. Thanks.

Dave
 
 
 

Address Book file -- Transfer to Another Computer

Post by Ina Stupe » Tue, 08 Mar 2005 05:47:12

I found a copy of BACKDORA on the interent, and us it. It works
great. The software is no longer made, but it is out there. If you
do a search you can also find the new one that replaced it. But the
old one works just fine.