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Fiance already threatening to return droid, get iphone back...help w/ problem...

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by JayC707, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. JayC707
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    Hi Guys,

    My fiance is freaking out at the fact that the droid isn't user friendly - her main gripe and reasoning for wanting to leave it (after just a few hours) is that she cannot get all of her contacts that were once on her iPhone to automatically dump into her droid.

    We backed all of her contacts into Windows (contacts) but not exchange as I've seen referenced. Is there anything we can do at this point? Any help is greatly appreciated as she would like all of the names and numbers entered into her droid for her automatically rather than typing 100 people in manually...

    Let me know and thanks for any help in advance.
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    copy them into the sd card... go into contacts and import from sdcard they should pop up
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    Does her going back to the iPhone directly effect you in anyway? If not, let her do what she wants, but it doesn't seem like she's giving herself the chance to get used to it.
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    This should do it!
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    "No SD card detected".

    ???
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    When I try it on mine I get this error:

    "Scanning SD card failed (reason: "No vCard file found on the SD Card")

    ???
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    Import them to gmail then sync the contacts w/ gmail
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    How do I do that? A CSV. file? If so, I've never done that... any tutorials? I don't see how you organize the information (email, home, mobile, work #'s, etc.)

    Thanks for any advice.
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    You are probably getting an error on the SD card because you have it mounted for the PC to see it.

    IMO, the easiest thing to do is to export from Windows to a .CSV file. Then import it into GMAIL. I would not mess with trying to copy it to the SD card etc.
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    There Is a program called Google sync ya can download on comp that will import all contacts from outlook to Gmail.
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    Sorry but of course I have it mounted to the PC, what is the alternative to transfer the information?

    Re: The .CSV, how do I do this? Help?
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    If you already have the contacts saved to the SD card via connecting to your computer, the simplest thing would be to try to follow through with that. Unmount the card, disconnect the USB cable and then try to find the contacts through the phone to import them from the SD card. If that fails, go the Gmail route. Basically you want to export the contacts to something like a CSV file or anything else Gmail will recognize (you can go into Gmail and select import to see the file types available) then go into Gmail and import them to "My Contacts" and it should sync up to the phone if you have GMail set to sync with your contacts.
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    Time to find a new fiance. :icon_ nono:
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    Right, but what Jay is saying is that because the SD card IS mounted, you cannot access it via the Droid. Thus, the error message you are getting.

    There should be an option in Outlook to export contacts as .CSV file. As far as formatting between numbers, and email, if you have them entered correctly it shouldn't be a problem.

    Once you get that .CSV file, go into your gmail account (on your PC) and upload that file to your contacts. Set up contact sync on your Droid, and wait a few minutes for everything to be synced up.
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    I have to go run some Christmas related errands for the next hour or so. After that I can give you more detailed instructions on creating the CSV by exporting your data. What version of Outlook are you running?
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    Thanks for your help.

    I never had outlook setup, my contacts were from my iphone which I sync'd to my computer. They are saved as windows contact files (Contact file (.contact)) so I'm not sure what my options are at this point.

    Anything you can suggest is greatly appreciated.
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    +1 hehehe.

    Tell me, how long did she complain about getting her contacts over to her iphone from the earlier one? Or did the at rep do it for her?
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    Have you tried using Astro to access the files on the SD card? You connected the droid to the PC (I'm assuming not a mac correct?), mounted the sd card, copied the contact files to the sd card, UNmounted the card, and the contacts weren't there...so try using Astro to access the files that you copied over and see if you can add them to the contact list that way?

    edit: If you don't want to or can't figure out that way, have you tried importing directly to your google account by opening the .contact files there?
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    The reason why it wont let you import cnlontacts from the SD card is because vcards are what Verizon uses to import and export contacts between phones.
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    i say let her switch. sounds like she already has her mind made up and she won't be happy with her "user un-friendly" phone.

    if she wants to suffer in the "blue", let her suffer.
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