This announcement from Pimlico Software could be of interest for people owning older Palm OS handhelds, as the folks at Palm have dropped support for these devices from the latest version of Palm Desktop:

Palm’s V-6.2 “Access” Desktop syncs with the newer Palm PIM databases (Calendar, Contacts, Memos, Tasks), but not with the traditional/legacy PIM app databases (Address, Datebook, Memo, ToDo).

It turns out though that a number of changes to the windows registry FIXES this issue and allows a traditional/legacy Palm device to sync nicely with the V-6.2 Access Desktop.

I have written a small freeware application which makes all the requisite changes to the registry and also allows you to reverse the procedure should that be necessary.

You can download this application from:
or as a zip file, from:

Just launch the application and select the appropriate database set and click the Setup button. Then hotsync and you should now see your data in the Palm Desktop application.

Related posts:

  1. Using vintage handhelds as alarm clocks
  2. The State of Palm Desktop in Vista Beta 2
  3. Installing Palm Desktop in a language of choice
  4. Resco IDGuard will get a desktop component
  5. Palm Desktop 4.2 for Windows, Tungsten X and Zire 22

2 Responses to “Synchronize vintage handhelds with the latest Palm Desktop”

  1. I have a vintage Palm Zire, Pimlico desktop (which I love), and Windows 7. I’m still unable to sync — Since I’m “vintage” also, can you explain what I should be doing? and if it is possible to sync them? I really just want everything on the Pimlico desktop.



  2. Hi Trish,
    first of all apologies for my delayed acting! I had a load of stress here recently.

    Have you tried to get in touch with Pimlico?

    All the best
    Tam Hanna

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