Re: [NTLK] Idea for Newt Sync development

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Fri Mar 08 2002 - 12:22:03 EST

On 08/03/02 11:46, "John Goggan" <> wrote:

> Victor Rehorst wrote:
>>> Um, if I have Windows -- do I have any "various export options"
>>> besides NCU? Because I'm getting the famous (-1) error -- and
> [...]
>> The FAQ lists a whole bunch..
> Sorry, I guess I phrased that incorrectly. I meant to be able to back it up
> and restore. Basically, I've been thinking about this because I recently went
> from a 16MB card to a 32MB card. Instead of being able to just back it up and
> restore to the new card, I had to manually move everything from one to the
> other using SBM Utilities and such. Quite a pain -- and risky too (in case
> the 32MB card died or something since I could only move, not copy).
> So -- what I meant was -- some other option for backing up with the ability to
> restore (like an entire card) -- not just export the data from the Newton to
> the PC (which I don't really care that much about :).

Hmmm, I'm not sure I understand what you're asking. NCU is exactly doing
this, albeit not in a perfect way. But if can backup the entire content of a
card, packages and soups, and restore them without any problem.

Like others suggested, check the FAQ, if you have a fast processor, run
SlowDown one or two times, and make sure you're doing a full backup, not an
incremental one. To do so, make sure that there isn't any backup file for
your card sitting in the directory selected in NCU for backup.


Laurent Daudelin              Developer, Multifamily, ESO, Fannie Mae             Washington, DC, USA
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